Continuing Education for Nutrient Management

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Guidelines for continuing education

If you are certified by the Delaware Nutrient Management Program you will need to attend programs that offer continuing education credits to maintain your certification. The number of continuing education credits that you need depends on your level of certification:


Certification Level Certification Length Credits Needed During a
Certification Period
Month Certification Expires
Nutrient Generator 3 years 6 May
Private Nutrient Handler 3 years 6 May
Commercial Nutrient Handler 3 years 6 May
Nutrient Consultant 1 year 5 December


You should know...

  1. Credits do not carry over from one certification period to the next.
  2. You can only receive credit for a course once during a certification period.
  3. Credits are available via traditional face-to-face programs or online.


Submit a program for credit (NEW!)

Get credit opportunities in your email!

Click the button below to identify your preferred Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education email list(s). These content specific email lists will be used to provide information on upcoming educational opportunities being offered for Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education credits. Personal information collected with this survey will not be shared outside the UD Nutrient Management Program.

Email if you need further assistance.

Online Self-paced Programs

Due to the temporary suspension of in-person programming, the nutrient management team has been working hard to expand the opportunities for online continuing education credits.


View self-paced credit opportunities >



Traditional Programs

Traditional programs may be offered virtually or in-person through either the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension service or one of our various partners.


UD Extension Programs

Partner programs

Request individual credit(s)

This form is for use by individuals seeking credit for a past program or a program you, an individual certified by the Delaware Nutrient Management Program, attended that was not pre-approved for Delaware Nutrient Management continuing education credits (CEUs).

Add a program to our calendar

This form is for use by program organizers seeking Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education Credits for upcoming programs only. 

Have questions? Reach out to Hilary Gibson (Nutrient Management Program Coordinator) at