Soil and Site Evaluation for Onsite Wastewater Treatment - Online Course

June 11, 2020

Registered sanitarians, soil scientists, sanitary engineers, installers and others who work on small and onsite wastewater treatment systems are sometimes expected to consider sites and soils for suitability.  This new online course has video lectures, demonstrations and homework exercises to prepare onsite professionals to conduct a preliminary evaluation.  The goal of this course is to help an onsite professional to become a soils practitioner to assist soil scientists is conducting site and soil evaluations.


Since each workshop segment is 6 hours, you can take 1 per year or all three in 1 year to meet your needs. The only restriction is the segments must be taken in order, since what you learn in Segment 1 prepares you for Segments 2 and then 3.


Be aware that each online segment has homework and a final quiz.  Participants must pass the quiz to verify workshop participation and receive the CEU certificate.  Once you have completed the online segments, you can register for a series of Autumn field workshops starting in mid-August 2020 to practice the knowledge and skills learned through the online workshops. The field workshop schedule will be finalized in late Spring.

Register for:

Segment 1: Soil Depth and Vertical Separation Distance

Segment 2: Soils in the Landscape

Segment 3: Water and Soils



$200 per person for each segment through the online registration service Cvent.  In addition, textbooks need to be purchased as hard copy or ebooks.