Illinois Soil Classifiers Association
Maintaining High Standards and Ethical Conduct in the Profession of Soil Classifying

The Illinois Soil Classifiers Association is an organization promoting the wise use of the soil resource.  ISCA is made up of professional soil classifiers in public service, private industry, and education. 


ISCA was established in 1975 and is affiliated with the Soil Science Society of America

ISCA Announcements

Quote for Thought
"A soil is not a pile of dirt. It is a transformer, a body that organizes raw materials into tissues. These are the tissues that become the mother to all organic life."
William Bryant Logan, 1995


 2014 ISCA Basic and Advanced Hydric Soils Class


Iterim Standards for Artifical Drainage of Septic Field Areas in Illinois with Exhibits

Please send comments by August 22 to


Order ISCA / NRCS Caps, Hats, Polos Extended-Order 'til Sept 30!

39th Annual Meeting Report and Program 

NPDES Permit Requirements for Surface Discharges Effective 2/10/2014

IDPH Private Sewage Disposal Code

Symphony of the Soil

Membership Dues & Certification Renewal Fees
Fees for applying for Membership or Certification
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ASK a Soil Classifier - If you have a question about soils, either a general question or a very specific question, and would like an answer from a Professional Soil Classifier, click on the following link and e-mail your question(s).  ASK a Soil Classifier

Soil Classifier Mentor Program - If you desire experience in soil classification and wish to work with or correspond with a Professional Soil Classifier, ISCA can help you get connected to a Professional Soil Classifier in your local area.  Click on the following link to express your interest.  Soil Classifier Mentor Program

ISCA on Facebook - Come and be our friend.  Post messages, questions, upload photos and join in on discussions about soil with your fellow ISCA members!  Click on the Facebook icon below or go to and login. Search for the group Illinois Soil Classifiers Association.  We're there!  If you don't have a Facebook account, now you have a reason to set one up.  It's easy.  See you there.