Approved Continuing Education Seminars

A consolidated list of approved continuing education courses for septic designers and installers for license renewal (RSA 485-A:35&36).

These courses are not hosted by NHDES, unless specified, and all questions about the courses themselves should be addressed to the course hosts directly.

Within the two-year renewal period, permitted septic designers and installers must complete a minimum of six credit hours of continuing education approved by NHDES.

Attention: Within a single renewal period, permit holders will only be given credit for attending a course once. If a permit holder takes an identical course multiple times in a single renewal period, they will not receive any additional credit after the first instance. Permit holders are allowed to retake courses in subsequent renewal periods and will be given full credit during that period.

Online:

  • Design and Install Presentation 
  • Webinars - Various topics 
    • 1 Credits.
    • Host: Infiltrator.
    • All Webinars live or taped are 1 credit hour.
    • Online only - More Information
       
  • Introduction to Onsite and Wastewater 
    • 3 Credits.
    • Host: National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA).
    • In this course, participants will learn the basic principles of onsite technologies and wastewater characteristics.
    • Online only - More Information
       
  • Soil Evaluation, Treatment & Dispersal  
    • 4 Credits.
    • Host: National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA).
    • The materials presented in this course will introduce the critical thinking necessary to evaluate soil and site characteristics and best match onsite technology to the site, soil and system characteristics and demands.
    • Online only - More Information
       
  • NOWRA’s A to Z 8 Hour Overview 
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA).
    • Online only - More Information
       
  • Podcasts
  • Confined Space Entry
  • OSHA Excavation and Trenching Safety
  • OSHA Top 10 Citations
  • OSHA 101 Basics
  • Nitrogen in the Environment & OWTS
    • Credit 4 hours.
    • Host: New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program
    • More Information
       
  • Research Updates
    • 12/5/2024 9am-1-pm
    • Credit 4 hours.
    • Host: New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program
    • More Information

In-Person:

  • Cadnet Courses 
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: Cadnet Courses.
    • Location: Cadnet Services.
      • 100 Carl Drive, Manchester, NH.
    • Please contact CADNET for a list of approved courses - More Information 
  • New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program 
    • Credit varies by course.
    • Host: URI Cooperative Extension.
    • Location: NE Onsite Wastewater Training Program.
      • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.
    • Various dates. Contact Subsurface Bureau for list of approved courses. Online courses available. 
    • More Information
       
  • GST Installation Training
    • Credit Varies.
    • Host: Bruce Fillmore.
    • Installation workshop by request. Credits depend on the length of the workshop, typically 4 credit hours.
    • Contact Bruce Fillmore at (603) 660-1603 or bruce@septicassistant.net to request a training.
       
  • Various courses in soil science, wetland delineation, stormwater management (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Credit varies by course.
    • Host: UNH Professional Development & Training.
    • Please see the website for course descriptions. Credit hours vary and are specified on the course description.
  • Continuing Education Seminar
  • Digging In! Spring Water & Soil Conservation Conference
    • 7/31/2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 
    • Credit varies: 6 Credits
    • Host: Belknap County Conservation District.
      • Location: Gilford Community Church. 19 Potter Hill rd. Gilford, NH.
    • Email belknapconservation@gmail.com or call (603) 527-5880.
       
  • GSOWA Spring 2024 Conference and Expo
    • 4/15/2024 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 4/16/2024 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Credit varies.
    • Host: GSOWA.
      • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown Manchester, NH.
    • Credit Hours are based on the number of sessions attended.
    • More Information or Register
       
  • Septic Designers & Installers Refresher
  • Training for Septic Designers and Installers
    • 3/29/2024 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
    • Credits: 6 hour.
    • Host: Jackson Fire Department.
    • Jackson Fire Station.
      •  58 Main Street, Jackson, NH 03846
  • Eljen Certification Training Session
    • 3/12/2024 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
    • Credits: 3 hours.
    • Host: Eljen Corporation
    • American Legion
  • 2-Day Intro to CAD/File Prep
    • The week of March 11th 2024
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: Construction Education Acadamey
      • Location to be determined
    • Register or call 603-623-0188
       
  • Grade-Foreman Boot Camp
    • The week of March 11th 2024
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: Construction Education Acadamey
      • NH Sportsplex
        • 68 Technology Dr, Bedford NH, 03110
    • Register or call 603-623-0188
       
  • The Long Way is the Short Way–An Installers Guide to Quality
    • 2/29/2024 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
    • 3 Credits.
    • Host: Connecticut Valley Septic Design
      • All Saints Episcopal Church,
        • 35 School Street, Littleton, NH 03561
    • Register or call 603-991-8112
       
  • Septic System Designer and Installer Training
    • 2/22/2024 8:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: NH Water Works Association (NHWWA)
      • Edward Cross Training Complex,
        • 722 Riverwood Drive, Pembroke NH, 03275
    • Register or call 603-415-3959
       
  • The Long Way is the Short Way–An Installers Guide to Quality
    • 1/10/2024 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
    • 3 Credits.
    • Host: Connecticut Valley Septic Design
      • Stearns Septic Services.
        • 67 Grantham Lane, Enfield, NH 03748.
    • Register or call 603-991-8112 by November 10th at 10:00 AM to RSVP.
       
  • WWETT Show 2024
    • 1/24/2023 through 1/26/2023.
      • All sessions in the tracks shown below are approved for credit hours on the specific dates listed.
    • January 24th.
      • NAWT - National Association of Wastewater Technicians.
      • NOWRA - National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association.
      • WASTEWATER ED 501C3 – Excellence in Wastewater treatment and service.
    • January 25.
      • Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS).
    • January 26.
      • Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS).
    • Extra Trainings:
      • NOWRA Training Subsurface Drip for Decentralized Wastewater Dispersal: Installation, Operation and Maintenance; Best Practices Workshop.
    • Host: WWETT 2024.
      • Location: Indiana Convention Center complex.
      • 100 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225.
    • Register.
       
  • NHLSA 54th Annual Meeting and Equipment Show
    • 12/7/2023 and 12/8/2023, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
    • Credits are based on sessions attended (credits and approved sessions are listed below).
      • Session 8- Navigating the NH Shoreland Protection Act (1 Credit).
      • Session 13- Surveying Software and Technologies (2 Credits).
      • Session 15- NHDES Subsurface Bureau Legislation Update (1-Credit).
      • Session 18- Technical Topics on Civil 3D for the Surveyor (2 Credits).
    • Host: The New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association.
      • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton.
      • 700 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03101.
    • Register.
       
  • Safety Potpourri
    • 11/16/2023 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: Granite State Rural Water Association.
      • Location: Lebanon City Hall, Council Chambers (lower level).
        • 51 N. Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766.
    • Register or call 603-756-3670 by November 10th at 10:00 AM to RSVP.
       
  • Soil Field Day
    • 10/27/2023 9:00 AM- 4:00PM.
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host:Merrimack County Conservation District
      • Merrimack County Farm, 333 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen
    • Call 603-223-6020 for questions.
    • Register here
       
  • WasteWater Day
    • 10/11/2023 8:00 AM.
    • 4 Credits.
    • Host: Blake Equipment.
      • Blake Equipment, 34 Locke Rd #5, Concord, NH 03301.
    • Call 800-552-0389 by October 1st to RSVP.
       
  • 2023 Erosion Control Field Day
    • 9/20/2023 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: NH County Conservation Districts.
      • Location: Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Rd, Loudon, NH.
    • Registration Form (RSVP required).
  • 2023 Erosion Control Field Day
    • 9/21/2023 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: NH County Conservation Districts.
      • Location: 629 Main St, Granite Room, North Country Resource Center, Lancaster, NH.
    • Registration Form (RSVP required).
       
  • Technical Engineering Seminar #15
    • 8/23/2023 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: Shea Concrete Products.
    • Location: Amesbury, MA Headquarters & Manufacturing Facility.
      • 87 Haverhill Road, Amesbury, MA 01913.
    • Due to limited seating capacity, confirmed reservations are required.
    • Please contact Hugh Scott, PE to secure your seat at hscott@sheaconcrete.com (email preferred) or 978-447-2041
       
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Demonstration & Cookout
    • 8/8/2023 (Please Contact E.J. Prescott for hours).
    • Credits 3.
    • Host: Western Green & E.J. Prescott.
      • Location: 210 Sheep Davis Rd. Concord, NH 03301.
    • More Information
       
  • AreoFin Design & Installation
    • 6/15/2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • Credits 4.
    • Host: Infiltrator water technologies.
      • Location Presby Environmental Inc. 143 Airport road Whitefield, NH.
    • More Information
       
  • Digging In! A Spring Water & Soil Conservation Conference
    • 6/8/2023 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. 
    • Credit 6.
    • Host: Merrimack County Conservation District.
      • Location: NH Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.
    • Topics to include: Regulatory Updates, intro to New Hampshire soils and hydric soils, basic erosion and sediment control, soil and water conservation, best management practices, native plants vs invasive species, erosion control and wildlife, stream restoration.
    • More Information 
       
  • Technical Engineering Seminar #14
    • 5/9/2023 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • 6 Credits.
    • Host: Shea Concrete Products.
    • Location: Amesbury, MA Headquarters & Manufacturing Facility.
      • 87 Haverhill Road, Amesbury, MA 01913.
    • Due to limited seating capacity, confirmed reservations are required.
    • Please contact Hugh Scott, PE to secure your seat at hscott@sheaconcrete.com (email preferred) or 978-447-2041
       
  • GSOWA Spring 2023 Conference and Expo
    • 3/13/2023 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 3/14/2023 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Credit varies.
    • Host: GSOWA.
      • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown Manchester, NH.
    • Credit Hours are based on the number of sessions attended.
    • More Information