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Status update as of 8/31/2017

State Professional Covered Details
DE Licensed Onsite System Professionals Blanket approval for all courses. On-Site Systems Advisory Board to meet September 6. Comments from Dawn Dryden of DNREC "DOWRA and NOWRA do have blanket approvals however the hours approved are TBD, hour for hour as in the past.  I understand this year's mega-conference will potentially have more hours than usual.  Keep in mind that all licensee can only get credit for up to 20 hours (10 hours for current year and 10 hours can be carried over to next year).   Any hours over 20 will be discarded.
MD Environmental Health Professionals Mega-Conference approved for up to 18 CEUs, per Donna Zickefoose, MD Board of Environmental Health Specialists
PA Sewage Enforcement Officers The Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection has approved attendance at the conference for up to 6 (CE) contact hours. Most, but not all classes are approved. See the letter from PA DEP
NH Designers and Installers Most courses approved. Awaiting final designation of credit hours assigned for each course
NH Wastewater Plant Operators Those attending the conference with NH wastewater certification will be eligible to earn a total of 15.00 training contact hours = 1.5 CEUs for attending the entire conference. Please note NH does not allow education credit for tours  or the ‘Off site events’  as described in your materials. Included in the approved hours is time allowed for the Exhibit Hall review by operators.
OH Sewage Treatment System Contractors, including Installers, Septage Haulers and Service Providers See Approval Letter for details
RI Designers 4 CEUs per day of attendance
VT Designers VT endorses continuing education credits for the following education tracks in the curriculum:
1) Opening General Sessions;
2) System Management;
3) Technical - Septic;
4) Technical – Piping & Pumps;
5) Technical – General;
6) Local Track – MOWPA and POWRA sessions
6) Technical – Nitrogen;
7) Field Trip 1 – Small Onsite Systems Tour
8) Field Trip 2 – Large Onsite Systems Tour
We will be offering either 4 credits per day with general evidence of attendance, or credits to the nearest hour with specific session attendance verification.
MS Licensed Onsite Professionals Per Duncan Welch, PE, MS Dept. of Health,  Division of On-site Wastewater, "We do not have any objection to our certified individuals using this conference as continuing education credit for licensure here in MS."
NJ Installers NEHA certified installers approved for 18 CEUs. Must use this form to submit to NEHA
IA Installers NEHA certified installers approved for 18 CEUs. Must use this form to submit to NEHA
NE Nebraska onsite certified professionals All conference sesssions with the exception of Drainfield Restoration are approved for professional development hours. The most a professional from Nebraska could earn is 12.25 professional development hours. See attached letter from Nebraska DEQ
MA Soil Evaluators & System Inspectors MassDEP (via the Title 5 Onsite Advisory Committee):
Training has been approved "as awarded" for the sessions of the conference attended for Soil Evaluator (SE) and System Inspector (SI) renewal or activation under the Massachusetts Title 5 program. Those seeking this certification should put the tracking code: T517-0024 on their CEU credit approval form contained in the onsite program book. See attached letter from MA DEP
MA Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Board File #BC-2017-3233. Please note that the Board of Certification requires a certificate or letterhead document stating name of course, Board of Certification file number, course date, name of attendees, number of training contact hours and proper signatures in order to properly process the documentation of TCHs for annual license renewals. For more information on Training Contact Hours please call 617-292-5867.

VA-Dept. of Professional and Occupational Regulation. They do not pre-approve credits but has historically approved most NOWRA or Mega-Conference courses. As long as the classes taken correspond to approved course topics for Onsite Sewage System Installers (link to list of topics), Onsite Sewage System Operators (link to list of topics), or Onsite Soil Evaluators (link to list of topics), the clsses should count for continuing education credit.
AZ Dept of Environmental Quality. ADEQ approves PDHs which meet the following definition. Please note that PDH hours are for in class time only, not including breaks.“Professional development hour” or “PDH” means one hour of participation in an organized educational activity related to engineering, biological or chemical sciences, a closely related technical or scientific discipline, or operations management. An operator shall maintain documentation and provide the documentation to the Department upon request to verify completion of at least 30 PDHs accumulated during a certification period. The operator shall provide documentation of PDHs in a format acceptable to the Department. At least 10 of the PDHs shall directly relate to the specific job functions of the operator. If an operator holds multiple certificates, the operator may apply required PDHs to all certificates if the PDHs are acquired within the applicable certification period. The operator’s supervisor or the entity that provides the education or training shall verify completion of each PDH in writing.An operator shall maintain documentation of completion of PDHs for a minimum of five years. --  Mel Rose, ADEQ Operator Certification, Drinking Water Programs Unit

Alabama -- Installers
New Mexico-- Installers
Minnesota -- Onsite Wastewater Professionals
Missouri -- Onsite Wastewater Professionals
Indiana -- Onsite Wastewater Professionals
Illinois -- Onsite Wastewater Professionals
Oklahoma -- Installers
Texas -- Installers, O&M, Inspectors

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Each conference participant is provided a Conference Program book at registration. All concurrent education sessions are shown with date, time, speaker, topic and presentation abstract. An Attendance Verification Form is also included in the Conference Program book. Room monitors will be located in each class which is being offered for continuing education credit. Those monitors will stamp the Attendance Verification Form in the space provided on that form next to the session title. They will only stamp books for participants who have sat in on the entire session. At the conclusion of the conference, each participant brings their program to the registration counter, where official conference representatives review and verify session attendance based on the sessions stamped in the program book. The conference participant then has a signed document providing specific attendance details which can then be presented to the appropriate officials. Be sure to save your Program Book for session abstracts, speaker bios or other documentation you need.