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Septic Installer Training Opportunities

Staff contact: Amber Ballinger

How to become a certified septic system installer in Kentucky

The installer exam is given through the local health department. Please contact your local health department and speak to the environmentalist about taking the installer exam.

The installer exam is open book over the Kentucky onsite sewage disposal system regulations. The fee to take the exam is $25 and you must score at least 70 percent to pass and provide proof of liability insurance to the local health department.

Certified Septic System Installer Training

Septic Installer Classes

The current certification year began April 1, 2020 and will end March 31, 2021. During this time, installers are required to obtain six hours of approved maintenance training.

Installers who were newly certified during the first nine months of the certification year (April 1 through Dec. 31) also are required to attend two training courses or the equivalent by March 31, 2021. The certification of any installer who does not attend training will expire April 1, 2021.

Installers whose certification is currently expired for lack of maintenance training must obtain 12 CEUs to have certification reinstated through the certification year (by March 31, 2021). New proof of liability insurance also must be provided to the local health department.

Installers may not retake the initial installer test. For further information regarding certified installer training, please contact Amber Ballinger or call (502) 564-4856.

Local Health Department Environmentalist Training Opportunities

General Sanitation Core Training Series for Environmentalists

Staff contact: Sarah Wilhoite
Register online.

Fall 2020 General Sanitation Core Training
Part I: Dates to be determined, TRAIN Course number 1088754
Part II: Dates to be determined, TRAIN Course number 1088862

Onsite Sewage Disposal System Training for Environmentalists

Staff Contact: Angela Billings
Register online: TRAIN Course number 1087769

Fall 2020

Fall Soils I for LHD Environmentalists: Oct. 19-22, 2020 at University of Kentucky
Fall Phase I: Nov. 16-19, 2020
Fall Phase II: To be determined