Licensed Designers Program Training and 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 table provides a list of pre-endorsed courses and conferences. A partial list of training providers is provided below the table.

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 Graham Bradley (

2018 Continuing Education Courses





information and 
registration links


May 31 9:30 to 11:30

Field Class
June 1 8:45 to 4:00



ACEC Vermont
PE and Class A/B
8 Hour Soil Training

Endorsed for PE "ANR Soil Compliance"
(Class 1 Designer)

Lincoln, Vermont

Registration Information

June 5th & 6th 2018
(4 sessions)




Vermont ANR
Class A & B Designer 
4 hour Soil Training

Lincoln, Vermont

2018 Class A & B
Soil Training Registration Form

June 8, 2018



University of New Hampshire –  Soil Genesis

Wellington Park/Converse Meadow, NH

Registration Information

June 6, 2018



URI – Introductory Soil Morphology & Evaluation for Siting Onsite Systems

University of Rhode Island, RI

Registration Information

June 13, 2018



University of New Hampshire – Soil Morphology / Describing Soils

Portsmouth, NH

Registration Information

June 20, 2018



URI – Soil Evaluation & Morphology

University of Rhode Island, RI

Registration Information

June 26, 2018 

(Lancaster, NH) 

June 27, 2018 

(Rochester, NH)

0 4

Coös County Conservation District

Lancaster Fairgrounds, NH or Rochester Fairgrounds, NH

Registration Form

July 11 & 12, 2018


September 19, 2018

0 6

ONSITE Engineering and
NY Onsite Wastewater Treatment Training Network 

The Sherwood Inn, Skaneateles, NY

July 2018 Information

September 2018 Information

Sept 6, 20 

Sept 8, 22, 29 (morning)



Hogback Community College

"Exploring Vermont's Forest Soils"

Bristol, VT

Registration Information

Course Syllabus

October 11 or 12
(9am to 4pm)
6 0

Merrimack County Conservation District

"Soil Field Days"

Concord, NH


Information and Registration


October 17, 2018, 9:30 to 11:30

Field Class

October 18, 2018, 8:45 to 4:00



ACEC Vermont
PE and Class A/B
8 Hour Soil Training

Endorsed for PE "ANR Soil Compliance" (Class 1 Designer)

Lincoln, Vermont

Registration Information

October 21, 22, & 23, 2018



4 per day,

or credits per nearest full hour with session verification

NOWRA, Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference

Bloomington, Minnesota

Registration Information

November 1, 2018 0 7

NOWRA and Vermont ANR-DEC

On-Site Wastewater System Design
and the Vermont Wastewater Rules

Vermont Tech, Randolph, VT


Vermont Tech Trainings and Registration

Course Information


Castleton - November 5, 2018
Essex Junction - November 7, 2018
Montpelier - November 9, 2018


0 4

Vermont ANR
Watershed Management Division

Natural Shorelands Erosion Control Certification

Castleton, Essex Junction, or Montpelier

Course Information 
and Flyer 

Nov 13 2018



Vermont ANR-DEC

Class BW Designer Water Supply Training
(Open to: Class B taking Water Supply Exam; or Class BW, if not taken in last 2 years)

ANR Annex, Berlin, VT, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Registration Form

Nov 14 to 15, 2018


4 per day

Massachusetts Health Officer Association Annual Conference – Onsite Wastewater Track

Falmouth, Massachusetts

Conference Information
and Registration

Previously approved Licensed Designer Continuing Education Courses:  2017   2016   2015

Continuing Education Providers

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

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

WW Rules, soils, and water supply training

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

Wetland and shoreland protection training

3. National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA)

Online Learning Academy credit not accepted at current time

4. Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association (YOWA)

Courses offered in conjunction with NOWRA

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

Wastewater and soil evaluator training.

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

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

7. Hogback Community College

Soils training

8. Vermont Tech Green Trainings

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

9. Vermont Rural Water Association

Non-soil training

10. Granite State Rural Water Association

Non-soil training

11. Granite State Designers and Installers Association (GSDIA)

Non-soil and soil training

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

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

13. EJ Prescott

Non-soil training

14. University of New Hampshire (UNH)

Search by topic: ‘soil science’ for soil training

15. Merrimack Conservation District, NH

Soil training and erosion control training