workshop at the Huntsman Site

Certification/Renewal Workshop Information

Since 1998, the Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program at Utah State University's Utah Water Research Laboratory, has provided training to health department staff, site evaluators, general contractors, engineers, system designers and others in on-site wastewater treatment. The State of Utah initiated a certification program for on-site wastewater professionals and the training program provides training workshops in support of that certification program. Those involved in the development of new housing sites, including system designers, installers, regulators and city and county planners are trained in correct principles of planning, design, material and systems selection, and system installation for on-site wastewater treatment systems currently allowed under Utah code. These programs provide public education, awareness, and training in installation and operation that can help to reduce misuses and failures of on-site wastewater treatment systems.

2024 Class Registration Open

 2024 class registration is now open. Classes are limited and fill up fast, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.

Please contact Ashton Decker at onsitewastewater@usu.edu or 435-797-3155 for help with registration.

Class Registration

Certification Classes

Level 1: Soil Evaluation & Percolation Testing
$285 / $210* (State & Local Employees)
8 AM to 5 PM Daily

April 29-May 1, 2024- FULL

Salt Lake County Health Department

788 Woodoak Lane
Murray, Utah 84107

Seat Limit: 25

This class is full. Please contact Ashton Decker to get on the waitlist. 

May 13-15, 2024

TriCounty Health Department

133 South 500 East
Vernal, Utah 84078

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes April 29, 2024

August 26-28, 2024

Central Utah Health Department

70 Westview Drive
Richfield, Utah 84107

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes August 12, 2024

Level 2: Design, Operation, Inspection, & Maintenance of Conventional On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems
$285 / $210* (State & Local Employees)
Day 1: 10 AM - 5 PM
Day 2 & 3: 8 AM - 5 PM

May 20-22, 2024- FULL

Bear River Environmental Health Building

85 East 1800 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

Seat Limit: 25

This class is full. Please contact Ashton Decker to get on the waitlist. 

May 28-30, 2024

Bear River Environmental Health Building

85 East 1800 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes May 14, 2024

September 23-25, 2024

Bear River Environmental Health Building

85 East 1800 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes September 9, 2024

Level 3: Design, Operation, Inspection, & Maintenance of Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems
$425 / $315* (State & Local Employees)
Day 1: 1 PM - 5 PM
Day 2-5: 8 AM - 5 PM

June 3-7, 2024

Bear River Environmental Health Building

85 East 1800 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes May 27, 2024

October 28- Nov 1, 2024

Bear River Environmental Health Building

85 East 1800 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes October 14, 2024

Class Registration


Renewals

Level 1 & 2 Certification Renewal
$95 / $75* (State & Local Employees)
8 AM to 5 PM

May 2, 2024

Salt Lake County Health Department

788 Woodoak Lane
Murray, Utah 84107

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes April 18, 2024

May 16, 2024

TriCounty Health Department

133 South 500 East
Vernal, Utah 84078

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes May 2, 2024

August 29, 2024

Central Utah Health Department

70 Westview Drive
Richfield, Utah 84107

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes August 15, 2024

Level 3 Certification Renewal
$95 / $70* (State & Local Employees)
8 AM to 5 PM

May 3, 2024

Salt Lake County Health Department

788 Woodoak Lane
Murray, Utah 84107

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes April 19, 2024

May 17, 2024

TriCounty Health Department

133 South 500 East
Vernal, Utah 84078

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes May 3, 2024

August 30, 2024

Central Utah Health Department

70 Westview Drive
Richfield, Utah 84107

Seat Limit: 25

Registration closes August 16, 2024

Class Registration


Test- Out Option

Test-Out Renewal of Level 1 & 2 Certification
$95 (Not Available for Health Department Employees)
9 AM to 4 PM

  • February 15, 2024 - Registration Closed
  • August 15, 2024

Registration closes 1 week before the test date. 

Bear River Environmental Health Bldg.   
85 E 1800 N
Logan, UT 84341
(435) 792-6500

Central Utah Health Department
70 Westview Dr., 
Richfield, UT 84701
(435) 896-5451

Salt Lake County Health Department
788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)
Blanding, UT  84511
(385) 468-4100

Southeast Health Department
575 South Kane Creek Bvld.
Moab, UT  845532
435-259-5602

Southwest Health Department
620 S. 400 E.
St. George, UT  84770
(435) 986-2582

Summit County Health Department (Coalville)
85 N 50 E
Coalville, UT  84017
(435) 336-3234

Tooele County Health Department
151 N. Main St.
Tooele, UT  84074
(435) 277-2440

Tri-County Health Department
133 S. 500 E.
Vernal, UT  84078
(435) 247-1160

Wasatch County Health Department
Only residents of Wasatch County can register to test in Heber City.
55 S. 500 E.
Heber, UT  84032
(435) 657-3252

Weber-Morgan Health Department
477 23rd St.
Ogden, UT 84401

Test Registration


Class Prep

Prepare for the workshops by becoming familiar with the Certification Requirements and the Utah Administrative Code, Rule R317-4/Onsite Wastewater Systems.

FAQ

There are no prerequisites besides that you need to take the classes in order to be certified. For example, you would need to take and pass Level 1 before you can be certified for Level 2.

Level 1-2 classes are usually 3 days long.
Level 3 classes are 4 1/2 days long this year. 
Renewal classes are usually 1 day long.

We hold classes at locations (usually health departments) around the State of Utah. The schedule and locations will depend on their availability. 

You can be certified for all three in the same year- we encourage you to sign up early to get a spot in each class. We also encourage you to take all of the classes in order, since the classes build upon each other.