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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 2023.

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. 

Further information on COVID-19 Impacts from the OPR can be found here

2023 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.
Table of asynchronous continuing education classes for wastewater designers
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

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 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.
Table of set date continuing education courses for wastewater designers

DATES

SOIL CREDITS

NON-SOIL CREDITS

DESCRIPTION

information and 
registration links

February 23, 2023   3 URI NEOWTP: Bottomless Sand Filter Design and Installation online Registration Information
March 13 & 14, 2023   5 per day GSOWA's 34th Annual Spring Septic System Conference Manchester, NH Registration Information
April 6 & 7, 2023   4

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

Registration Information
April 13, 2023   4 URI NEOWTP: Innovative and Alternative Technologies in person at URI Registration Information
April 20, 2023 2   URI NEOWTP: All About Series: Sand Media in person at URI Registration Information
May 23, 2023 4   VTC Workshop: Field Description of Soils - VT Preparation of Class A Field Exam Registration Information
June 1, 2023   2 URI NEOWTP: All About Series: Septic Tanks in person at URI Registration Information
June 2, 2023 4  

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

Registration Information
June 8, 2023   2 URI NEOWTP: AutoCALCS - Bottomless Sand Filters in person at URI Registration Information
June 8 & 9 , 2023   4 VTC Workshop: Residential Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems - Preparation for Class A Written Exam Registration Information
June 9, 2023 4   URI NEOWTP: Advanced Soil Morphology: Understanding Depth to Seasonal High Water Table in person at URI Registration Information
July 18, 2023 4   VTC Workshop: Field Description of Soils - VT Preparation for Class A Field Exam Registration Information
August 25, 2023   3 VTC Workshop: Alternative and Pressurized Wastewater Disposal Systems -Preparation for Class B Exam Registration Information
October 27, 2023   3 VTC Workshop: Preparation of Class BW Exam Registration Information
November 9, 2023   4 URI NEOWTP: Recent Advances in Onsite Wastewater Research in person at URI Registration Information

Previously approved Licensed Designer Continuing Education Courses: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016