PSMA Certification (3/26/24 – 3/27/24): 101 Basic Onlot Wastewater Treatment System Inspection Training Course


March 26-27, 2024; Holiday Inn, Grantville, PA
This 2-day beginner’s course covers the PSMA/NOF Inspection Standards.

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101 Basic Onlot Wastewater Treatment System Inspection Training Course
March 26-27, 2024
Holiday Inn Harrisburg (Hershey Area) I-81, 604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028; (717) 469-0661
The hotel has a block of rooms available at a discount rate of $119 per night for PSMA Spring Training — Group Code T24 (discount expires March 11).

This 2-day beginner’s course covers the PSMA/NOF Inspection Standards. Subjects covered include: system permitting and operations history, basic system components, the basics to locating systems, basics to recognizing problems, analysis of inspection results and evaluation report writing. Individuals who complete the course work and achieve a passing grade on the post-training exam become 101 certified. PSMA-NOF Inspection Standards can then be used under a limited license agreement.  Your company MUST be a member of PSMA to attend a PSMA certification course.

Download PDF of Registration Brochure.  View course syllabus.  See also “Event Details” tab for class schedule.  Space is limited.

Registration:   $445 (10% discount available for additional registrations).  Fee includes course materials, test fees, and meals (lunch both days, dinner on Day 1). Online registration closes March 21, 2024.  If your company is registering more than one person for this training, the second & subsequent registration fee will receive a 10% discount. That is to say, the first person is $445 and everyone else is at $400.  The discount will be automatically applied in your shopping cart during online checkout (register everyone at once — i.e., add 2+ seats to your shopping cart before checking out).

Please Note: The skills of reading and writing English are required prerequisites for training and for all candidates who will take the PSMA/NOF certification exam. PSMA/NOF-certified inspectors must be able to follow written instructions, record field measurements, write answers to questions and draw conclusions. Trainees must be able to complete the training and the exam without reading or writing assistance. Persons with disabilities should notify the PSMA Office in advance of the session, and reasonable accommodations will be made to assist in facilitating your participation.

Be Prepared! All trainees should bring materials to take notes. A calculator will be beneficial. If you have inspection tools such as probe rods, flashlight, mirror, tape measure and gloves, please bring them. Training on Day 2 includes a field trip and requires you driving to nearby onlot systems with hands-on application of inspection skills. The field activity on Day 2 operates rain or shine. Dress appropriately for field conditions; bring a change of shoes.

Certification Test:  Students will take a multiple-choice test on the afternoon of Day 2.  Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to obtain their certification credential.  The certification is valid for two years before re-certification is required.

Employer Declaration: The registering Business (“Licensee”) hereby applies for a limited license to use the Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Inspection Standards promulgated by the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association, Inc. and the National Onsite Wastewater Education and Research Foundation, Inc. (“PSMA/NOF”). If granted, the license shall remain in effect only so long as the trainee individual named in this Application is a Certified PSMA/NOF Inspector, as defined in the Training Policies of PSMA/NOF and remains in the employ of the below identified business, and only so long as the identified business identified remains a member of PSMA. The license shall automatically expire when either of these conditions ceases to exist.  As the employer of a PSMA certified Onlot Wastewater Treatment System Inspector, Licensee agrees and pledges that Inspectors in its employ will fully apply the Standards for every inspection that is presented or described to the client or any other party as constituting a “PSMA Inspection,” or words to that effect. Licensee agrees and pledges to comply with the PSMA Code of Ethics (Code).  Licensee acknowledges that failure to fully and strictly apply the Standards, or to misrepresent them, or failure to comply with the Code can result in decertification of the Inspector and expulsion from Association membership. Upon the approval of the Application by PSMA, Licensee will be legally bound by these terms. The person executing this application certifies that he or she is authorized to bind the identified Business to the terms hereof.

NOTE: You must be a current PSMA member to register for this course.  Please log-in to your PSMA account to enable access to the registration info or consider joining today!

Event Details

Day 1 --
7:30am-8:00am: Check-in Open
8:00am-12:00pm: Class
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Provided
1:00pm-5:00pm: Class
5:00pm-6:00pm: Dinner Provided
6:00pm-8:00pm: Class (as needed)

Day 2 ---
7:00am-7:30am: Check-in Open
7:30am-12:00pm: Field Activity
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Provided
1:00pm-4:30pm: Review & Certification Test

Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Harrisburg (Hershey Area) I-81
604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028
Hotel Phone: (717) 469-0661

Day 1: March 26, 2024
Start time: 08:00 a.m.
End time: 08:00 p.m.

Day 2: March 27, 2024
Start time: 07:30 a.m.
End time: 04:30 p.m.

Venue: Holiday Inn Harrisburg (Hershey Area) I-81, 604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028

Phone: (717) 763-7762 (PSMA)