ONLINE ON-DEMAND CLASSES

PSMA members have access to our online, on-demand catalog of wastewater classes.  The on-demand classes are maintained on a software platform called DigitalChalk.   To register for a class, click on the “register” button and it will launch the DigitalChalk platform.  Each student must create their own personal student account on DigitalChalk.  Your login credentials for the PSMA website and your student account you create on DigitialChalk are separate.  Once on the platform, you can browse the catalog, purchase on-demand classes, and review past classes you have taken.  You may want to bookmark the DigitalChalk weblink so that you can by-pass the PSMA website to access your online, on-demand classes in the future.  If you are looking for PSMA’s live webinars, you can find them on the Training Courses page.

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Online Advertising Strategies for Your Wastewater Business – Pre-recorded

This pre-recoded 2-hour webinar from January 26, 2021 covers strategies that your wastewater business can use to advertise products & services online.  Learn how to identify prospective customers and get your company in front of them using popular communication platforms.  Attendees will take a deeper dive into running a successful Facebook and Google ad campaign […]
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Spatial Requirements for PA Absorption Areas

This 2-hour seminar addresses the necessary spatial requirements for absorption areas under Pennsylvania regulation. Special attention will be paid to the absorption areas of alternate technologies. This class will be helpful to those designing a system on a property as well as those inspectors who may benefit from an understanding of an absorption area’s potential […]
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NORWECO Singulair/Hydro-Kinetic Combo

This 1.5-hour seminar will discuss the combination of a NORWECO Singulair ATU and the Bio-Film Reactor. Pennsylvania DEP has established this alternative technology suitable for at-grade beds. This combination of treatment has become one of the leading options in the state for designers, contractors, homeowners and SEOs. Come learn about this product and the benefits […]
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JET Residential BAT Media Plant

This 1.5-hour seminar will provide the benefits and capabilities of the JET Residential BAT Media Plant technology. Use scenarios will be discussed along with design & installation requirements. The component O&M will be covered as will the PSMA inspection guidelines for the technology. (Worth 1.5 SR1 CEUs) Member Price $19.99 Register
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Infiltrator Leaching Chambers

This 2-hour seminar will provide the benefits and capabilities of Infiltrator Water Technology’s leaching chambers. Use scenarios will be discussed along with design & installation requirements. The component O&M will be covered as will the PSMA inspection guidelines for the technology. (Worth 2 SR1 CEUs) Member Price $19.99 Register
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Eljen Geotextile Sand Filters

This 2-hour course will familiarize wastewater professionals with the Eljen GSF treatment system. This alternate classification permits the use of the GSF as a treatment system used for the specific purposes of reducing BOD5 and TSS in the sewage effluent. The course will focus primarily on reviewing the Eljen GSF alternate classification listing. The PSMA […]
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Ecoflo Biofilters

This 2-hour seminar covers Ecoflo Coco Biofilters which are advanced treatment systems that have been approved for use in PA as alternate systems. The focus will be the new EC7 Coco filter models. The seminar will provide a technical overview of the Coco filter system and its performance in reducing BOD5 and TSS. General system […]
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Durability of Precast Tanks & Microbial Induced Corrosion – Pre-Recorded

Watch a recording of PSMA’s 1/27/21 webinar presented by the National Precast Concrete Association. Precast concrete wastewater treatment tanks are relied upon for many things including their exceptional durability. Depending on its use and location, there can exist many threats to that durability. During this session, we will examine threats to tank durability that can […]
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PSMA Inspectors Town Hall – Winter 2021

On February 1, 2021, PSMA held its Winter 2021 Inspectors’ Town Hall meeting virtually with the PSMA Education Committee. Members who had questions about conducting septic system inspections or the PSMA Standards were able to get answers. Worth 1 SR1 CEU (self-reported). Free for members. Watch now
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Soil as a Treatment Media

This 2-hour class will focus on the three dimensional soil pedon as a treatment media for on-lot waste water dispersal. As waste water passes through the soil, various aspects of soil play a part in the renovation of the waste water. Those aspects are the disciplines of: soil physics as it relates to saturated and unsaturated […]
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Septage Haulers Role in a Municipal Managment Program

Septic tank pumpers and haulers play a key role in the up-keep of homeowner onsite treatement systems. Oftentimes, municipalities have the pumper/hauler conduct cursory inspections of tanks and report their findings to the township.  This 2-hour course will cover the septage hauler’s role within a municipal management program.  (Worth 2 PSMA SR1 CE Credits.) Member […]
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Running an Effective Septic Inspection Business

This 2.5-hour class will cover essential business topics from running an effective septic inspection business. The instructor will cover: business basics (structure, insurance); dealing with the government & regulatory agencies; interacting with customers; personnel issues; record keeping practices; pricing services; safety programs; and, more. (Worth 3 PSMA SR1 CE Credits.) Member Price: $29.99 Register
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PSMA/NOF SR1 Inspector Certification (2019 Standards)

The “Standards Refresher 1” training course (also know as SR1) is a voluntary certification course for PSMA members who are PSMA/NOF 102 certified.  By entering the SR1 program, you need to take the SR1 certification course as well as accumulate 16 continuing education credits during your two year cycle. This course covers the updates in the […]
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National Vacuum Truck Technician Training Course

If you own or operate a vacuum truck to clean septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, holding tanks or grease traps, this 6 hour online training course and certification test is for you or your employees. Individuals who complete the course work and achieve a passing grade on the post-training exam become Certified NOF/PSMA Vacuum Truck Technicians. (Worth 6 […]
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Intro to Drip Irrigation System Inspections

This 2-hour class will provide you with a solid overview of drip irrigation systems including basic operation and inspection.  This course DOES NOT result in PSMA Drip Inspection Certification. (Worth 2 PSMA SR1 CEUs.) Member Price: $49.99. Register
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Installation of Tanks

This 1-hour class will help attendees learn about various treatment tank types & their purposes, how to determine capacity, and understand various best management practices regarding sealants, excavating, piping, watertightness, and more. (Worth 1 PSMA SR1 CEU.) Member Price: $19.99. Register
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Inspection Report Writing

This 1-hour class provides inspectors a better understanding of the goals associated with report writing and offers various tips to improve the quality and clarity of your septic system reports. (Worth 1 PSMA SR1 CEU) Member Price: $19.99. Register
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Identifying Alternate Systems in the Field

When you first arrive at an inspection site, are you able to identify what type of treatment system the property is using? Increasingly, inspectors are running into systems using alternate treatment/disposal technologies. This 2-hour course will help you determine which type of alternate onsite technology may be deployed. (Worth 2 PSMA SR1 CE Credits.) Member […]
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Commercial Septic Inspections

Join your instructor in this 2-hour course as he walks you through the different approaches necessary to inspect commercial versus typical residential facilities. We will cover commercial-specific paperwork, managing the inspection of multi-component systems, grease traps, flow rates, and more. Real-world examples will be used to help the student visualize how best to approach a […]
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Soil Morphology & Movement of Water

This online, on-demand 3-hour course will cover essential topics to understanding soil features including the relevance of soil structure, soil color, and soil texture to wastewater treatment.  The course also covers have water moves through various soil configurations.  (Worth 3 PSMA SR1 CE Credits.) Member Price: $29.99 Register
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