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Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems
(Septic Systems)

- Design, Installation & Maintenance -

Course Code: EW0202CA17

12 TCHs offered for NJ Wastewater Operators Only
(License S, C, N)

Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems

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Date & Time

Last Held: June 2 & 9, 2017
8:30am - 3:45pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD.


The onsite treatment and disposal of wastewater (commonly referred to as "onsite systems" or "septic systems") can be a difficult and complicated matter. Advances in onsite technology have made the issues surrounding the design, construction, and management of onsite systems more complex, but can provide appropriate and beneficial alternatives to traditional designs.  

The Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education has worked closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to gather speakers and topics that will address the design, installation, and maintenance of onsite systems. As part of the program, engineers, designers, and installation personnel will present case studies of things that worked and maybe a few that didn't. Come and learn from their experiences!

Specific topics will include:

  • Applicable regulations and construction standards
  • Onsite system design - learn how systems are designed from an engineering point of view and what to look for during plan reviews
  • Management issues – maintenance and inspection standards to ensure onsite systems function properly
  • Challenging environmental or economic situations – learn how alternative technologies can enhance system performance and how they have been used to successfully overcome problems.

NJDEP personnel will be onsite during both days of the program for questions and discussions.

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The June 2 & 9, 2017 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 1.2 Rutgers CEUs, this onsite wastewater disposal system course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Wastewater Operators - 12 TCHs (Approval #01-041101-20)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers - 3 Technical, 2 Management, 5 Government

NJ Professional Engineers - 12 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

NJ Health Officers & REHSs - Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems are still pending.

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) - 11.5 Authorized CE Contact Hours

Registration Fee


Multi-Person Registration Fee


Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems" or Course Code EW0202) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

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