Smoke School


The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) provides Visible Emissions Evaluation Training and Certification (Smoke School) in EPA Test Method 9 in April and October each year.  First-time training and certification, as well as recertification, are available.  There is no fee for participating in Smoke School if you are a Mississippi resident, the employee of a Mississippi company, or directly responsible for evaluating compliance with visible emissions requirements for a Mississippi company.  While space is limited, 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 for Smoke School by completing and submitting an online registration form.  It is strongly recommended that registration be completed at least 14 days prior to Smoke School.

Training For First-time Participants

First-time participants or persons holding no recent certification must attend the training session.

Outdoor Field Certification

All persons desiring to certify or recertify must attend the outdoor field certification session, which typically begins at 8:00 a.m. and lasts for two days following the training session.  Persons certified at the previous school are required only to attend the outdoor session.


Please call Bryan Williams at 601-961-5799 if you have any questions or need further information.