PSMA Certification (9/27/22-9/28/22): 102 Advanced Onlot Wastewater Treatment System Inspection Training Course

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This 2-day advanced course is available to inspectors who have already passed the PSMA/NOF-101 course. It builds on the 101 course and covers subjects which focus on standard and difficult systems. Your company MUST be a member of PSMA to attend
Date: September 27-28, 2022
Location: Holiday Inn Williamsport

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102 Advanced Onlot Wastewater Treatment System Inspection Training Course
September 27-28, 2022
Holiday Inn Williamsport, 100 Pine St, Williamsport, PA 17701. Hotel phone: 570-327-8231

This 2-day advanced course is available to inspectors who have already passed the PSMA/NOF-101 course. This course builds upon PSMA/NOF-101 and covers subjects which include inspecting “standard” and “alternate” systems, problem-solving techniques and case studies focusing on standard and difficult systems. Participants should have at least one year’s experience inspecting onlot systems through the application of the PSMA/NOF Inspection Standards. Participants must have successfully completed PSMA/NOF-101.  Your company MUST be a member of PSMA to attend a PSMA certification course.  View course syllabus.

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Registration fee includes course materials, test fees, and meals (lunch/dinner). Registration closes September 22, 2022.

Please Note: The skills of reading and writing 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 includes a field trip 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.

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

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 Williamsport
100 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Hotel (General): (570) 327-8231
Hotel website

Start date: September 27, 2022

End date: September 28, 2022

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 04:30 p.m.

Venue: Holiday Inn Williamsport, 100 Pine St, Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: (717) 763-7762 PSMA