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Ohio Department of Health Septage Continuing Education

The following CEU classes are authorized for renewal to do work in 2020. The deadline to obtain 6 CEUs is December 31, 2019.

If you are still in need of CEUs to do work in 2019 please CONTACT your local Health Department to see if you qualify to request a VARIANCE


  • All Ohio classes are conducted via the Adobe Connect distance learning platform utilizing the internet.
  • All available online, on-demand, interactive, distance learning events are listed below with an ADD TO CART Button
  • If you experience difficulty using PayPal please EMAIL YOUR CHOICE OF CLASSES TO info@wastewatereducation.org and await further instructions.
  • Or contact Ms. Dendra J. Best with your list of requested classes 1-231-233-1806
  • Payment is preferred via secure online billing uses all major credit cards, direct debit.
  • You may pay by check made payable to 'Wastewater Education 501(c)(3)' and mailed to P.O. Box 792, Traverse City, Ohio 49685-0792. (Mailed checks should allow 5 business days to arrive)

Those classes, for credit to obtain a 2020 License, currently available as recorded/ on-demand are in RED
Upon receipt of payment you should receive a confirmation email and then a follow up with your student credentials and class URLs
Payment buttons are located BELOW each class description
WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE CLASSES - BOOKMARK THIS PAGE OR SUBSCRIBE TO OUR ENEWS FOR ADVANCE NOTICE AS CLASSES ARE ADDED FROM THIS APPROVED LIST.

    Classes include snap quizzes, discussion and Q&A.
  1. Those attending are expected to be active participants and complete a short post-class assignment before CEU Certificates can be issued.

Payment MUST be received beforehand. Then we will email you your class access key.
WasteWater Education 501c3 requires payment prior to releasing each Class access link. Students have 90 days to demonstrate participation, and fulfillment of required tests or assignments. All such requirements must be fulfilled before a final Certificate of Completion can be issued. If payment is made and the attendee is unable to take the classes within this time frame a refund, or credit toward future classes, will be considered subject to Board approval. • A 6 month payment credit option is available for any amount over $99 - see PayPalCredit for information.

(a Certificate of Completion will be issued by WasteWater Education 501c3 upon successful completion of ALL class requirements.)

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2019OH- 001 Safety Procedures Part One: Electricity 2 CSE- $80

As more properties have outdoor electrical service, and increasing numbers of advanced systems have electrical components, even if your role is just to service the tank - outdoor electricity can be deadly, both man made and from nature. OSHA considers electrocution one of the ‘fatal four’ prime causes of workplace fatalities and serious injury.


2019OH- 002 Part Two: Common Sense Work site safety to avoid personal injury and liability (2 CSE)- $80

Areas to be covered referencing OSHA best practices:


2019OH- 004: Dealing with extreme weather events (2 hours $80)

As an active participant in programs and presentations of the OSU Climate Change Outreach Team, and in view of severe weather events from recent years, STS providers will need to become aware of and trained for conditions which stress, damage or limit the performance of onsite wastewater systems. This class will review wet weather events, prolonged ice and snow cover, drought and heat periods as well as natural disasters.


2019OH-005a Blood Born Pathogens and Parasites. - 2 CSE $80

Safety Procedures: Basic primer on personal safety best practices both as an employer and as a single business owner. UPDATED
Areas to be covered will reference:


2019OH-005b Bugs Without Borders - A primer for disease vectors and parasites of emerging concern to wastewater service providers.4 CSE - $160

  1. Vectors for infection are changing, especially emerging infections due to changing climate and weather conditions.
  2. Projected climate changes and increased risk to service providers of exposure from insects and parasitic emerging pathogens will be examined.
  3. Recognition of symptoms.
  4. Areas to be covered will reference OSHA 1926
  5. Public outreach and communication
  6. Understanding risk

2019OH-005c Best practices for portable sanitation and service providers in handling 'sharps' and drug paraphernalia 2 CSE - $80

  1. Stop! Think! Look! Refer to your check list!
    Do you HAVE written policies and guidelines? If not start here.
  2. The object of this class is to be a Primer on personal safety best practices both as an employer and as a single business owner.Areas to be covered will reference: Vectors for infection and recognition of symptoms.
  3. First Aid best practices and health care suggestions
  4. PPE guidelines and preventative measures
  5. Public outreach and communication
  6. Understanding risk

2019OH- 007e Check Lists, Inspections and Disclosure Forms 2 CSE - $80

Service providers routinely do system inspections, both on occupied properties as part of a normal service call, but also on a property that has sat empty for an extended period of time. There are legal and ethical considerations - and development of sound policies and procedure are essential. 
Utilizing checklists for all service visits is a best practice to ensure nothing is overlooked.
Creating a Disclosure Statement is good business practice for many reasons.
Recognizing the difference between an inspection and an evaluation will be covered, also best practices for collecting system samples for performance evaluation. This class will expand on previous year’s best practices and options for official onsite inspector certification.


2019OH- 007f. HOW TO USE Google Earth Pro,  and USDA NRCS WEB Soil Survey 1.5 CSE - $60

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In the Class titled Assessing the Site, service providers were introduced to the tools available to them to look at the location beforehand, assessing best access routes, anticipating logistical problems.
This class is both for service providers and installers.Taught by Paul Finnel - past manager of the WebSoil Program at NRCS.

This class will allow attendees to experiment and to review an actual site using:
* Google Earth’s layers and functions.
* Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soil survey information - and invaluable tool for assessment and troubleshooting onsite systems. See http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm
*And SoilWeb – an online tool developed by UC Davies


2019OH- 008a. Understanding Conventional Systems - TANKS SERVICING, CLEANING AND INSPECTING 2 CSE- $80

How they work, what to look for, in the home, inlets, outlets, tank construction, tank issues, effluent filters, measuring and observations, inspecting the drain field; when to do borings, where, what you may find. Compliance with OH Code


2019OH- 008b Introduction to history and use of precast concrete tanks: Is it cement or concrete? Why does it even make a difference? 1.5 hours $60

In this class you will learn the difference between cement and concrete and how they are used. A brief history of concrete will be presented showing that concrete is the oldest building material still being used today. The class will also provide the learner with a brief overview of current issues in the industry, including associations, Certifications, and ASTM standards applicable to precast concrete.


2019OH- 008d. Understanding Conventional Systems - TREATMENT FIELDS SERVICING, TROUBLE SHOOTING AND INSPECTING 2 CSE- $80

How they work, what to look for, and different media. Inspecting the drain field; when to do borings, where, what you may find. Groundwater issues, surface water discharge and hydrologic flow. Understanding and recognizing local soils. Compliance with OH Code


2019OH- 008f. Understanding and Servicing Holding Tanks and Pump Chambers - 2 hours $80


In this class we will review the reasons these systems have been installed and the special challenges of servicing.


2019OH- 008j.Basic Math And System Calculations 101 - 2 hours $80

Rationale: a competency in basic math is essential to be sure the system is working correctly. Areas to be covered:


2019OH- 008k.Basic Math And System Calculations 101 - 2 hours $80


2019OH- 008l: Pumps, panels, switches and floats

TOTAL COURSE when available 6 hours $220

To be covered: Local and State requirements, Servicing, inspecting, installing, safety, sizing.
In conjunction with SSPMA [Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturers Association] a 6 CEU course specifically for septic service providers - Each class (1 CEU) may be taken as a stand alone option. To be covered: Local and State requirements, Servicing, inspecting, installing, safety, sizing.

1. Understanding Pumps and Common Pumping Issues / Deron Oberkorn, Zoeller
2. Floats and Alternative Level Sensing / Joe Zimmerman and Jeremy Drinkwine, SJE Rhombus
3. Sizing Guidelines for Sump, Sewage and Grinder Pumps / Deron Oberkorn, Zoeller

PARTIAL 3 CEU Hours available now at $120
4. Best Installation Practices For Trouble-free Pump Controls / Mark McCollum, SJE Rhombus
5. Basic Electric Theory Relating to Onsite Septic Control / Mark McCollum, SJE Rhombus
6. Troubleshooting Pumps, Panels and Switches with Digital Multimeters / Tom Stephan, Xylem

2019OH- 010: Online Tool for Creating a Community/Individual Septic System Owners Guide  2 hours $10 

Please email info@wastewatereducation.org for access link
Many residential and commercial properties rely on onsite systems to safely treat their wastewater.
Many of these systems serve clusters of homes through a shared 'community' system which requires additional management. The delivery of proper system management is a key issue to ensure cost-effective and long-term wastewater treatment for both new development and existing communities. Community System Owner's Guide (CSOG) will help community members and leaders understand how their system works, what management tasks need to occur on a regular basis, and how they can protect their infrastructure from premature failure. Using this tool, an engineer, septic professional, community facilitator, or educated community member will be able to develop a guide to effective management by entering basic information on the users, system, rate structures and any regional, state, or local differences in regulations that affect the management of community systems.
A Team lead by Sara Heger - Onsite Sewage Treatment Program in the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota has created H2OandM.com. This recorded demonstration is approved for 2 OH CEU hours. An administration fee of $10 will be charged to oversee the CEU requirement which is to answer a 10 question quiz about the Tool plus create a System Guide Template.


COURSE FEE REIMBURSEMENT
WasteWater Education 501c3 requires payment prior to releasing each Class access link. Students have 90 days to demonstrate participation, and fulfillment of required tests or assignments. All such requirements must be fulfilled before a final Certificate of Completion can be issued. If payment is made and the attendee is unable to take the classes within this time frame a refund, or credit toward future classes, will be considered subject to Board approval.

Course Cancellation/Rescheduling:Course Cancellation/Rescheduling: Some courses may be cancelled or rescheduled due to low enrollment/registration or other reasons.

Questions regarding the above courses may be directed to the Director of Wastewater Education 501(c)(3) Ms. Dendra J. Best, at 231-233-1806.

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