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 2022.

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.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION*

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the amount and availability of educational courses. Therefore, CE extensions can be requested with your on-time, online renewal of Class A, B and BW licenses. You will need to renew your license prior to its expiration date to be eligible. Please select the option that states: “I have not met the CE requirement,” when processing your renewal and explain why you have not met the CE requirement. Once OPR receives your completed online renewal, an extension will be granted, and you will be notified by email.

Extensions will be granted until 04/30/2022. Copies of all course completion certificates must be uploaded to your online account using the Update License Application feature on your OPR online dashboard before 04/30/2022 to avoid lapse in licensure. Once acceptable CE is submitted the renewal will be issued until 1/31/2024 for the full two-year term.

2022 CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES


The courses provided in this list are for reference only. The Department of Environmental Conservation is not responsible for course changes or incorrect links on third party websites. Every effort will be made to keep this list updated. It is the responsibility of the licensee to find and obtain the required CEs.

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
       
  3 NOWRA Introduction to Onsite & Wastewater Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Operation and Maintenance  Registration Information
4  

NOWRA Soil Evaluation, Treatment, and Dispersal
(Interim Soil CE Approval Expires April 30, 2022)

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
2   NOWRA Design: Soil Properties Registration Information
2   NOWRA Design: Soil Water Movement Registration Information
1 1 NOWRA Design: Making Infiltrative Decisions Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Design: Septic Tanks Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Design: Aerobic Treatment Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Design: Making Infiltrative Decisions Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Design: Pressure Distribution Registration Information
  1 NOWRA Planning for Sustainability Registration Information
  2 NOWRA Assessments and Solutions Registration Information
  2 NOWRA Alcohol and Beer Wastewater Treatment Registration Information
The courses in the table below have specific date and times and may be offered in-person, virtual, or some combination.

DATES

SOIL CREDITS

NON-SOIL CREDITS

DESCRIPTION

information and 
registration links

Jan. 25, 2022   1 VT DEC Permit Navigator and WW Application Training Registration Information
Feb. 8, 2022   1 VT DEC WW Application Component Training Registration Information
Feb. 17 & 18, 2022   3 per day 2022 Utah Onsite Wastewater Association Annual Conference MOAB, UT Registration Information
March 7 & 8, 2022   5 per day GSOWA's 33rd Annual Spring Septic System Conference Manchester, NH Registration Information
April 7 & 8, 2022   4

VTC Workshop: Residential Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems - Preparation for Class A Written Exam

Registration Information
May 5, 2022   4 URI NEOWTP: Innovative and Alternative Technologies Registration Information
May 19 & 20, 2022 4   VTC Workshop: Field Description of Soils Randoph, VT Preparation of Class A Field Exam Registration Information
June 2, 2022   3 URI NEOWTP: Bottomless Sand Filter Design and Installation Registration Information
June 6, 2022 4  

URI NEOWTP: Basic Soils Information Applied to the Siting and Operation of OWTS in person at URI

Registration Information
June 8, 2022 2   URI NEOWTP: All About Series: Sand Media in-person Registration Information
June 9, 2022   2 URI NEOWTP: AutoCALCS - Support Materials for Pump Timers, Tanks, Chambers, BSF Sizing, & Buoyancy in-person Registration Information
June 9 & 10, 2022   4 VTC Workshop: Residential Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems - Prepartation for Class A Written Exam Registration Information
June 23, 2022   4 URI NEOWTP: Identifying & Managing High Strength Wastewater Registration Information
July 21 & 22, 2022 4   VTC Workshop: Field Descripotion of Soils Randolph, VT - Preparation of Class A Field Exam Registration Information
August 26, 2022   3 VTC Workshop: Alternative and Pressurized Wastewater Disposal Systems -Prepartation of Class B Exam Registration Information
October 14, 2022   3 VTC Workshop: Preparation of Class BW Exam  
December 1, 2022   4 URI NEOWTP: Recent Advances in Onsite Wastewater Research Registration Information

Previously approved Licensed Designer Continuing Education Courses: 2021 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