Licensed Designers Program Training and Continuing Education

LICENSED DESIGNER CONTINUING EDUCATION

An affidavit must be submitted to the Office of Professional Regulation every two years confirming completion of 12 Continuing Education credit hours, including at least 4 credit hours of practical soil training.  The credit hours for each course or conference must be endorsed by the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division of the DEC. The following tables provide a list of pre-endorsed courses and conferences for 2021.

If you would like to request credit hours for training not listed below please email the course details (organization, title, location, date, duration, and content) to Cristin Ashmankas.

2021 Continuing Education Courses

ONLINE: The courses in the table below are completely virtual and may be taken at any time.

Soil Credits Non-Soil Credits Course Name and Description Information and rEgistration Links
4   Fundamentals in Soil Biology and Ecology Registration Information
4   Fundamentals in Soil Genesis, Classification, and Morphology Registration Information
4   Fundamentals in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Registration Information
  3 NOWRA Introduction to Onsite & Wastewater Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Operation and Maintenance  Registration Information
  4 NOWRA Soil Evaluation, Treatment, and Dispersal Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Flows Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Tanks Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Pumps and Controls Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Soil Treatment Areas Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Media Filters Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Microbiology Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Aerobic Treatment Units Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Troubleshooting Drainfield Malfunctions Registration Information

ONLINE: The courses in the table below are virtual, but have specific date and times.

DATES

SOIL CREDITS

NON-SOIL CREDITS

DESCRIPTION

information and 
registration links

Jan. 27, 2021   3 NEOWT All About Media Filters Registration Information
Feb. 9, 2021 Postponed   2 Designing and Installing Geomatrix Leaching Systems in Vermont  
Feb. 24, 2021   6 NEOWT Innovative & Alternative Technologies Registration Information
Mar. 3, 2021   3 NEOWT Bottomless Sand Filter Design and Installation Registration Information
Mar. 10, 2021   6 NEOWT Pumps and Control Panels Registration Information
Mar. 24, 2021   6 NEOWT Recent Advances in Onsite Wastewater Research Registration Information
Mar. 25, 2021   1 Large System Perc-Rite Drip Dispersal Webinar Registration Information
Apr. 17 & 23, 2021   6 VTC Residential Wastewater Disposal Systems (workshop for Class A Exam) Registration Information
Apr. 28, 2021   6 NEOWT Conventional Onsite Wastewater System Inspection Registration Information
May 26, 2021   3 NEOWT All About Septic Tanks Registration Information 
Jun. 2, 2021   3 NEOWT Nitrogen Reducing Layered Soil Treatment Areas Registration Information
Jun. 4, 2021 4   VTC Field Description of Soils (workshop for Class A Exam, CEUs for day one) Registration Information
Jun. 18 & 25, 2021   6 VTC Residential Wastewater Disposal Systems (workshop for Class A Exam) Registration Information
Aug. 6, 2021 4   VTC Field Description of Soils (workshop for Class A Exam, CEUs for day one) Registration Information
Aug. 20, 2021   6 VTC Alternative and Pressurized Wastewater Dispossal Systems (workshop for Class B Exam) Registration Information
Sept. 10, 2021 4   VTC Field Description of Soils Registration Information

Previously approved Licensed Designer Continuing Education Courses: 2020 2019  2018  2017  2016

Continuing Education Providers

The following is a partial list of organizations that provide courses endorsed for continuing education credit. Please contact Cristin Ashmankas if you would like other organizations added.

1. Vermont Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division (ANR-DEC-DWGWP)

http://dec.vermont.gov/water

WW Rules, soils, and water supply training

2. Vermont Watershed Management Division (ANR-DEC-WSMD)

http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed

Wetland and shoreland protection training

3. National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA)

http://www.nowra.org/

Online Learning Academy credit not accepted at current time

4. Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association (YOWA)

https://www.yankeeonsite.org/

Courses offered in conjunction with NOWRA

5. New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)

https://portal.neiwpcc.org/training-calendar.asp

Wastewater and soil evaluator training.

6. Association Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont (ACEC VT)

https://www.acecvt.org/

Soil training accepted for PE ANR Soil Compliance – Class 1 Designer

7. Hogback Community College

http://www.familyforests.org/public-education/events.shtml

Soils training

8. Vermont Tech Green Trainings

https://www.vtc.edu/academics/continuing-education-workforce-development/programs/green-trainings

GIS/GPS, wetland delineation etc. and occasional training offered in cooperation with ANR-DEC

9. Vermont Rural Water Association

http://vtruralwater.org/training/

Non-soil training

10. Granite State Rural Water Association

http://granitestatewater.org/Training.asp

Non-soil training

11. Granite State Designers and Installers Association (GSDIA)

http://www.gsdia.org/

Non-soil and soil training

12. University of Rhode Island – New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program

https://web.uri.edu/owt/neowt-course-schedule/

Comprehensive program of non-soil and soil training.  Contact DWGWP to confirm credit for individual classes.

13. EJ Prescott

https://www.ejprescott.com/events

Non-soil training

14. University of New Hampshire (UNH)

https://training.unh.edu/

Search by topic: ‘soil science’ for soil training

15. Merrimack Conservation District, NH

https://merrimackccd.org/calendar-of-events/

Soil training and erosion control training