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Apply for New or Renewed Septic Professional License
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Apply for New or Renewed Septic Professional License

A license is required for onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) installers, property transfer inspectors, and cleaners.

All licenses expire on December 31st of each year and must be renewed by January 31st. Licenses that are not renewed will expire.

Apply for OWTS License

Fees

The current fee for all license types – renewal and new – is $60.00. Payments must be submitted by mail or in person to:

Boulder County Public Health
Water Quality Program
3450 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

Make checks payable to BCPH.

We hope to have our online payment portal working soon.

Certification & Continuing Education

System Contractors (Installers)

  1. Systems contractors must provide proof of adequate training and certification equivalent to the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Certified Installers of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS).
  2. A total of six hours of ongoing refresher training and continuing education will be required for the renewal of licenses every other year. Beginning January 1, 2020, two of such training hours must be from a Boulder County OWTS class. This will be required for renewal in 2022.
  3. Beginning January 1, 2020, systems contractors (“installers”) will be required to pass an exam every other year to renew their license, as well as each time a contractor is required to obtain a new license. This will be required for the 2022 renewal.
  4. Must agree that all work performed in the construction, installation, alteration, or repair of OWTS will be done in compliance with the OWTS Act, Boulder County regulations and permit requirements.

System Cleaners & Operation and Maintenance

  1. Must provide proof of adequate training and certification equivalent to the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) training.
  2. Effective January 1, 2019, a total of six hours of ongoing refresher training and continuing education will be required for the renewal of licenses every other year. Beginning January 1, 2020, two of such training hours must be from a Boulder County OWTS class. This will be required for the 2021 renewal.
  3. Employees of a validly licensed systems cleaner business will not be required to be individually licensed.
  4. Septage must be dispose of at a site approved by BCPH. Applicants must submit a service contract with a facility in order to receive a license.
  5. Must maintain their pumping and disposal records for a period of one year and produce records at the request of BCPH.
  6. Required to maintain vehicles such that leakage and spillage does not occur. Discharge valves must be drip-tight.
  7. Systems cleaners’ trucks must bear the business name and address with two-inch or larger letters in a color that contrasts with the truck color.
  8. In the event of a spill, septage must be immediately cleaned up to the satisfaction of BCPH.

Systems Inspectors

  1. Any business or person conducting property transfer inspections (title transfer) must possess a valid Boulder County systems inspector license.
  2. Systems inspectors must provide proof of adequate training and certification equivalent to the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) OWTS Inspector Course or equivalent program approved by BCPH.
  3. The licenses will expire on December 31 each year, at which time the annual renewal fee shall be due

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