Onsite Wastewater Workshops

ATTENTION: Please be advised that starting with the October 30, 2017 Basics of Onsite workshop, all workshops will increase to $125.00.

Excluding Time of Transfer Inspectors Training which will stay at $300.00.


A $25.00 walk-in fee will be charged to an individual who is not registered to attend a workshop. This fee will need to be paid at check-in with the cost of the workshop.  

The schedule for 2017-2018 Onsite Wastewater Workshop Schedule is currently in process. Please check back often for the schedule to post.

  • These workshops qualify for Time of Transfer CEU's
  • All classes except Time of Transfer Inspector Training are 6 contact hours
  • These workshops may also qualify for other Onsite CEU requirements
Time of Transfer Inspector Training: 
Please go to the "Inspector Trainings" Tab to see the Time of Transfer Inspector Training workshops scheduled.  

Basics of Onsite 101 - Ankeny

Monday, October 30, 2017
DMACC-FFA Enrichment Center, RM 208, Ankeny, IA
The workshop provides a basic understanding of the functional characteristics of conventional septic systems and alternatives that are commonly used in Iowa. This course is a prerequisite for the Time of Transfer Certified Inspector Program, for those with less than two years of experience.
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High Strength Waste & Nutrient Reduction - Cedar Falls

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
HCC-Bus & Comm Ed Center, Rm 111, Cedar Falls, IA
This workshop will look at examples of high strength wastewater and methods of treatment. It will examine how high strength wastewater can cause drainfield failure, ways to address it in soil absorption systems and ways to address the nutrients in wastewater, especially small systems.
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Alternative Systems - Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Marr Park, Ainsworth, IA
This one day workshop is designed for professionals working in the field of onsite wastewater treatment, dispersal, and maintenance. It is designed to meet the needs of installation contractors, sanitarians, system designers, and others who work in this field.
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Building On A Solid Foundation - Knoxville

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Knoxville, IA
New Workshop! Location has limited seating! This OSWA Traning Course is designed to provided OSWS professionals who perform operations and maintenance and/or inspections at time of sale with points of consideration for the task of assuring OSWS are performing properly and sustainably for the homeowners and business owners who are serviced by the OSWS. The courst starts by defining Private Sewage Disposal Systems, then moves into Time of Transfer Inspections, followed by Soil and Site considerati
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Alternative Systems - Red Oak

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
SWCC-Rm 111, Red Oak, IA
This workshop will look at examples of high strength wastewater and methods of treatment. It will examine how high strength wastewater can cause drainfield failure, ways to address it in soil absorption systems and ways to address the nutrients in wastewater, especially small systems.
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Alternative Systems - Creston

Thursday, January 11, 2018
SWCC-Allied Health Center-Rm 900, Creston, IA
This workshop will look at examples of high strength wastewater and methods of treatment. It will examine how high strength wastewater can cause drainfield failure, ways to address it in soil absorption systems and ways to address the nutrients in wastewater, especially small systems.
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Building On A Solid Foundation - Harlan

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Therkildsen Community Center, Harlan, IA
This OSWA Traning Course is designed to provided OSWS professionals who perform operations and maintenance and/or inspections at time of sale with points of consideration for the task of assuring OSWS are performing properly and sustainably for the homeowners and business owners who are serviced by the OSWS. The courst starts by defining Private Sewage Disposal Systems, then moves into Time of Transfer Inspections, followed by Soil and Site considerations, Dosing and Discharge and ending with Al
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Building On A Solid Foundation - Cherokee

Thursday, February 8, 2018
WITCC-Conf Rm 30B, Cherokee, IA
This OSWA Traning Course is designed to provided OSWS professionals who perform operations and maintenance and/or inspections at time of sale with points of consideration for the task of assuring OSWS are performing properly and sustainably for the homeowners and business owners who are serviced by the OSWS. The courst starts by defining Private Sewage Disposal Systems, then moves into Time of Transfer Inspections, followed by Soil and Site considerations, Dosing and Discharge and ending with Al
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Building On A Solid Foundation - Ankeny

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
DMACC-FFA Enrichment Center, Rm 208, Ankeny, IA
This OSWA Traning Course is designed to provided OSWS professionals who perform operations and maintenance and/or inspections at time of sale with points of consideration for the task of assuring OSWS are performing properly and sustainably for the homeowners and business owners who are serviced by the OSWS. The courst starts by defining Private Sewage Disposal Systems, then moves into Time of Transfer Inspections, followed by Soil and Site considerations, Dosing and Discharge and ending with Al
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New topic to be announced at a later date - Calmar

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
NICC-Wilder Business Center, Calmar, IA
New topic will be announced at a later date.  Workshop will be taught by Randy Miles.
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New topic to be announced at a later date - NIACC

Thursday, March 22, 2018
NIACC-Rm 180B, Mason City, IA
New topic will be announced at a later date.  Workshop will be taught by Randy Miles.
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Basics of Onsite 101 - Ankeny

Monday, April 2, 2018
DMACC-FFA Enrichment Center, Rm 208, Ankeny, IA
The workshop provides a basic understanding of the functional characteristics of conventional septic systems and alternatives that are commonly used in Iowa. This course is a prerequisite for the Time of Transfer Certified Inspector Program, for those with less than two years of experience.
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Hands-On Systems Review

Thursday, April 26, 2018
DMACC-Building 17, Rm 20, Ankeny, IA
This workshop will cover site analysis and system selection, plus demonstrations and instruction at the outdoor training site.
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