Smoke School

Visible Emissions Evaluation Training and Certification Session (Smoke School), Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) provides a Visible Emissions Evaluation training and certification session (Smoke School) in April and October of each year.  Both first-time certification and recertification in EPA Test Method 9 will be available.  There is no fee for participating in the Smoke School for Mississippi residents, employees of a Mississippi company, or are directly responsible for compliance with visible emissions requirements for a Mississippi company.  Smoke School participation is limited, but anyone interested in attending that does not qualify for free participation may contact MDEQ for information concerning cost and availability.

Pre-Registration Required For All Participants!

All participants are required to register online for the smoke school by completing and submitting a registration form.  It is strongly recommended that registration be completed within 14 days prior to smoke school.

Classroom Orientation for First-Time Participants.

First-time participants or persons holding no recent certification must attend a classroom orientation session.

Outdoor Field Certification.

All persons desiring to certify or recertify must attend the outdoor session which will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the following two days after the classroom orientation.  Persons certified at the previous school are required only to attend the outdoor session.


Please call Mary Brown at 601-961-5171 if you have any questions or need further information.