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Use the Public Portal
to complete an ER Preliminary Assessment.
Request a review
for proposed development activities, planning and land management projects.
Receive training
for DNR staff and those seeking NHI license agreements.
Conduct reviews
by becoming a Certified ER Reviewer.
Access NHI data
for research and planning purposes.
Contact information
For information on NHI training, please contact:
Angela L. White
Certification coordinator

Endangered resources certification training

Endangered resources (ER) certification training provides non-DNR individuals with comprehensive training on how to write a proposed ER Review Letter. Certified reviewers are authorized to conduct their own ER Reviews that have sign-off from the DNR. For more information, please see the frequently asked questions.

Our current list of certified reviewers [PDF] come from a wide range of backgrounds including private consultants, utilities, government and more.

2020 Training dates

All trainings will be held 8:30 to noon at the DNR Science Operations Center located at 2801 Progress Road in Madison.

  • Thursday, February 27th 2020 FULL
  • Thursday, May 7th 2020 Cancelled
  • Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Training application and program guidelines

Follow the steps below to get trained.

  1. Read the program guidelines [PDF] carefully to fully understand the procedures, objectives and standards of the certification program.
  2. Fill out the certification application [PDF] to attend a training. We encourage you to come to the training even if you’re not sure about becoming fully certified – see if it would be a good fit. The training is covered by the $140 application fee.
  3. Email your application to Angela White or mail it to: DNR, NHC/6, Attn: Angela White, PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707-7921.

How much does it cost?

Application: $140 + Exam 1: $360 + Exam 2: $460 = Total: $960 ($180 every two years to maintain your certification status)

In addition to the certification fees, a company should also take into consideration the cost of an annual data sharing agreement which is needed to obtain Natural Heritage Inventory information and write proposed ER Reviews.

Last revised: Wednesday April 15 2020