Smoke School

Visible Emissions Evaluation Training and Certification Session (Smoke School), October 7-9, 2019, Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will provide a Visible Emissions Evaluation training and certification session (Smoke School) on October 7-9, 2019.  Both first-time certification and recertification in EPA Test Method 9 will be available.  There is no fee for participating in the smoke school if you are a Mississippi resident, the employee 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 for the smoke school either online or by completing and submitting the registration form here.  It is strongly recommended that registration be completed by September 20, 2019.

Classroom Orientation for First-Time Participants on Monday, October 7, 2019.

First-time participants or persons holding no recent certification must attend a classroom orientation session beginning at 1:30 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2019, in the Magnolia/Pecan meeting room at the Holiday Inn Trustmark Park Hotel, 110 Bass Pro Drive, Pearl, MS 39208; (601) 939-5238.

Outdoor Field Certification on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

All persons desiring to certify or recertify must attend the outdoor session which will begin at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019, and will continue Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the Jackson Youth baseball fields parking area located at the corner of Lakeland Drive and Lakeland Terrace, approximately 1399 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Mississippi.  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.