Operations & Maintenance Service Provider Certification Program


The MOWPA Operations and Maintenance (O & M) Service Provider Certification Program educates and trains practitioners in the use of best practices with onsite wastewater treatment systems. The approach developed in this program focuses on residential systems expanded to include shared facilities. The fundamental message of this training is that through proper maintenance and management, onsite technology and systems are a permanent and effective part of the nation’s wastewater infrastructure.  This Course is based on CIDWT training materials and manual in conjunction with Maryland Department of the Environments Core Objectives to comply with the required O & M training per COMAR

This 1-day program addresses all key aspects of O & M service procedures and gives participants the ability to evaluate each component of the onsite wastewater treatment system.  Operational checklists are provided for all the technologies that could be a component of the treatment train. This process allows the service provider to pick and choose the operational checklists that apply to each system’s unique treatment train.  Attendees receive the following materials:

  • Service Providers Manual
  • Operational Checklists
  • Study material and example problems
  • Certificates are issued based upon completion of the course and passing the examination with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Certification cards are issued and names placed on MOWPA and MDE’s Website
  • All participants receive continuing education units (CEU’s) that verify their level of achievement as a O & M professional.

Operations & Maintenance Service Provider Certification Program Interest Form

Please fill out this form if you are interested in being notified when this class will be offered in the future.