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Septic System Inspections in New Jersey

Course Code: EW0204CA21

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

Septic Inspections in NJ

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The next offering of this course will be held online on August 24-25, 2021. View course details and register!


For many homeowners, septic systems are out-of-sight and out-of-mind, but YOU as a professional must convey to them how critical these systems are to their health and safety. In this two-day course, you will learn the steps and procedures to properly inspect and report on septic systems in New Jersey. The course has been designed to identify the steps of the inspection sequence, as well as to provide information on related science and research on the function of individual system components.

Developed using NJDEP's septic protocol for system inspections, specific topics will include:

  • The pros/cons and applicability of various test methods
  • Classroom and field demonstrations of tools and equipment
  • A visit to a working septic system
  • Alternative technology systems
  • Report writing essentials and tips

Join course coordinator Wayne Ingram, PE, PLS, PP and other knowledgeable/experienced professionals from the onsite wastewater industry for this in-depth introduction to the subject. The course can also serve as a great refresher if you are re-entering the field.

Photos from the Septic Inspections Class

View this photo slideshow to see students from our Septic Inspections class participating in a visit to an active septic system.


In addition to 1.2 Rutgers CEUs, this septic system inspections class has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Wastewater Operators: 12 TCHs (Approval #01-061201-20)

NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS): 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 Septic Inspections of New Jersey are still pending

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 2 Management and 3 Government

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

Registration Fee TBD
Mulit-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you on both days 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.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Directions and Parking Information

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 "Septic System Inspections in New Jersey" or Course Code EW0204) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234
Administrative Assistant: Sarah McCarthy, 848-932-7703

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