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Septic Inspections in New Jersey

Course Code: EW0204CA16

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

Septic Inspections in NJ

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Last Held: June 16 & 23, 2016
8:30am - 3:45 pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD.


With septic systems "out-of-sight" and "out-of-mind" to many homeowners, assessing what is underground and exactly what kind of shape it is can be a daunting task when an inspection is called for. Based on NJDEP's published guidelines on septic inspections, this course has been designed to identify the steps of the inspection sequence, as well as related science and research on the function of individual components.

What role does the soil play in system function and failure? We give some examples. Not sure what to do with an alternative system? We’ll explain "what" and "why." Have you ever puzzled over ambiguous septic inspection reports? This course will lead you through the report-writing process step-by-step, pointing out what you should look for and, more importantly, what you as a report writer should be including in your reports. Representatives from the NJDEP's Bureau of Non-point Source Pollution will be on hand to discuss the inspection process in New Jersey and where it might be headed. Additional speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the various test methods out there – and the applicability of each.

A visit to an active septic system will be part of the program, along with pointers on what not to miss. Join our course coordinators Tom Cahill (New Jersey Septic Management Group) and Marilyn Mroz (Cushetunk Technical Services) and great invited speakers and improve your knowledge of the septic inspection process in New Jersey!

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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.


The June 16, 2016 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 septic inspections class has been approved for the following credits:

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

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). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 11 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NJ Certified Public Works Managers: 2 Management and 3 Government

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

Registration Fee TBD
Mulit-Person Registration Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and 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.

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Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Septic 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!

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 tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

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