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Courses Developed by NOWRA

NOWRA's Training  Courses

An overview of onsite wastewater treatment, including onsite wastewater basics, O&M, and soil evaluation and treatment. Ideal for new employees, regulatory professionals and students. Courses include:

Intro to Onsite Wastewater – 3 hours
Operation & Maintenance – 1 hour
Soil Evaluation, Treatment & Dispersal – 4 hours

Overview A to Z Bundle
– 8 hours (includes all of the above courses in one package)

g – Ideal for new installers! Courses include:

Intro and Safety – 1 hour
Planning – 1 hour
Soil and Site Concepts – 1 hour
Distribution of Effluent – 1 hour
Piping and Tanks – 1 hour
Dosing and Control – 1 hour
Advanced Treatment – 1 hour
Soil Treatment – 1 hour

Installer Training Curriculum Bundle
– 8 hours (includes all of the above courses in one package)


        a.      Flows - 1.5 hours
b.      Tanks - 1.5 hours
c.       Pumps and Controls - 1 hour
d.       Soils Treatment Areas - 1 hour
e.       Media Filters - 1 hour
f.        Microbiology - 1 hour
g.       Aerobic Treatment Units - 1 hour
h.       Drainfield Malfunctions - 1 hour
i.         Case Studies - 1 hour

Troubleshooting Bundle 1 -- 10 hours (contains all above modules)
Troubleshooting Bundle 2 -- 3 hours  -- Focus on Flow and Tanks (includes a & b)
Troubleshooting Bundle 3 -- 2 hours -- Focus on Pretreatment Units (includes e & g)
Troubleshooting Bundle 4 -- 3 hours -- Focus on Soils (includes d, h, and i)

Continuing Education Approvals

 The following states have approved NOWRA’s training. If you don't see your state listed and wish to receive continuing education credit, call your licensing or certification authority to find out if they will accept online education credits

State NOWRA A to Z Installer Training Troubleshooting
Delaware Yes Yes In process
Georgia Yes Yes In process
Indiana Yes No In process
Maine Yes Yes In process
Massachusetts Yes Yes In process
Missouri Yes Yes In process
Nebraska Yes No Yes
New Hampshire Yes Yes In process
Ohio Yes Yes Yes
Oregon Yes Yes In process
Virginia Yes Yes In process
Washington Yes Yes In process
Wisconsin Yes No In process