Soil Tester Exam Information

The exam is open book two part exam and the passing score is 70%.  Please visit the Trades Examination Information page for additional exam information and dates.

The exam will cover information contained in the following:

Additional training materials relating to this credential such as SOIL & SITE EVALUATION HANDBOOK may be ordered through Document Sales.  They are intended to be training guides and may not match the current code.

Use of a Munsell Color Book is required for the practical portion of the exam.  See Additional Resources regarding sources for Soil Color Charts and Texture Kits.

Copies of Wisconsin Administrative Codes may be printed from the Wisconsin State Legislature site or obtained from Document Sales online or by calling (608) 243-2441 or (800) 362-7253.  

Soil & Site Evaluation Handbook may be ordered through Document Sales.  It is intended to be a training guide and may not match the current code. Use of a Munsell Color Book is required for the practical portion of the exam. 

When there is a change to Wisconsin codes, exams will cover the new codes three months after the effective date.