OSDS Inspection – Practices & Procedures

OSDS Inspection – Practices & Procedures

Course Description:      

This one-day course provides instructions on the purpose and importance of inspection procedures and how to conduct a proper inspection of an onsite sewage disposal system (OSDS) for property transfers.  The course will cover the various aspects of gravity septic system design, construction, and function, as well as science behind the soil treatment process.  Participants will learn how to evaluate system flows and identify problems. There will be limited discussion on pressurized systems and pre-treatment units.

This course has been approved by MDE to meet the requirements set forth in Maryland Annotated Code 9-217.1. The law stipulates that anyone conducting inspections of onsite sewage disposal systems for property conveyance must complete such a course of study.   Participants will receive a comprehensive manual and other related material.  Successful completion of the course requires a passing score of 80% or better on a final exam.

MDE Note 12/7/21-The Maryland State Legislature has recently enacted legislation that requires Maryland Department of Environment to establish regulations requiring all onsite wastewater property transfer inspectors to be licensed.  In order to maintain the licenses, inspectors will be required to get CEU’s to maintain licensing for inspections. MDE as of date has not announced what changes will need to be made to the course to be compliant with the new legislation. Those who take the course may need to take a re-certification course in the future.

Class Forms:

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Who Should Attend this Course?

This course is intended for septic contractors, engineers, designers and regulators within the onsite wastewater industry.  It is also a valuable course for realtors and land developers who need information on the essential topics in the use and application of onsite systems.

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