Onsite Systems Training

Onsite Disposal Systems

Onsite Systems Training

Maryland Department of the Environment offers training through the Onsite Systems Division. Listed below are some of the courses and their application forms that the Department offers throughout the year.

  • Sand Mound Installer Refresher Course - This course is 3.5 hours and offers up-to-date information regarding sand mound construction. No examination is required. This course is only available for contractors who have previously taken and passed the sand mound construction course over 5 years ago and are obtaining re-certification.
  • Large Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Design and Permitting Course - This course is designed to assist consulting engineers, licensed environmental health specialists and others with the process for evaluation and approval of projects which may be subject to provisions of a groundwater discharge permit.
  • BAT Installer Course - Upon completion of this course and certification by respective technology manufacturers, an individual will be certified to install BAT systems in the State of Maryland. The course is 3.5 hours in length and requires passing a written examination for certification. Please note local installation requirements may also be necessary.
  • Sand Mound Installer Course - Upon completion of this course an individual will be approved to construct sand mound sewage disposal systems in the State of Maryland. This course is 7.5 hours and covers design, permitting and construction standards. Passing a written examination is required for certification.
  • At Grade Mound Installer Course - Upon completion of this course an individual will be approved to construct at-grade mound sewage disposal systems in the State of Maryland. This course is 7.5 hours and covers design, permitting and construction standards. Passing a written examination is required for certification.  

Approved Courses from Third Parties

Inspection of Septic Systems for Property Transfer and Operation and Maintenance of BAT Units are offered from the following third parties:

Contact Info

If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact the Wastewater Permits Program, Onsite Systems Division at 410-537-3778.

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