Course Description and Credit Information

Soils reflect the primary climatological, geological, biological, and topographical conditions. The properties of the soil that regulate water and gas exchange with the atmosphere and influence plant growth have important effects on the environment.

In this course, participants will understand the qualities of soil, its relationship with landscape and how they work together to create productive terrains. It also discusses the distribution of soil resources as controlled by climate, landform, topography, hydrology, geology, biology and age of the land surface. .


Learning Objectives:

1. List key soil physical and chemical properties of soil and explain how they influence components of the landscape.

2. Explain how landscape processes affect soils.

3. Recognize and interpret major geomorphological processes.



General Course Information



1.5 CEU/CE/PH/CH, 1.0 for FL




Pre-recorded webinar


Eugene F. Kelly, Professor of Pedology, Deputy Director of CAES


US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina


New Jersey



Yes, 1 credit

New York
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

    1. Watch Video #1

    2. Video 2

    1. Take the Quiz

    1. Take the Survey

About this course

  • $32.95
  • 4 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content