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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. All licensed professionals will receive an email at the end of the year with instructions on renewing your license(s). Please do not use the link below for renewing a license. It is for new licenses only.

Apply for a New 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.

Requirements for Obtaining a License

Installers

  • Must have completed the NAWT installer class or equivalent
  • Maintain 6 hours of continuing education for renewal (see table below)
  • Agree to the terms in of Code of Ethics

Cleaners/Pumpers

  • Must have completed the NAWT O&M 1 or 2 or equivalent class
  • Maintain 6 hours of continuing education (see table below)
  • Agree to terms in Code of Ethics
  • Maintain a contract with an approved septage disposal site

NAWT Inspectors

  • Must have completed the NAWT inspector class or equivalent
  • Agree to the terms in of Code of Ethics

Operation and maintenance service providers

  • Must have completed the NAWT O&M 1 and 2 or equivalent class
  • Maintain 6 hours of continuing education (see table below)
  • Agree to terms in Code of ethics
  • Provide proof of training required by manufacturer (as applicable and available) for all equipment you service

Items needed to apply for or renew an OWTS license:

  1. Certifications and continuing education (CE) documentation in electronic format to upload to application
  2. CE documentation (if needed – see table below for guidance on requirements)
  3. Signed code of ethics (this is part of the electronic application)
License TypeCertificationNumber of CE HoursYear CE required Course options
InstallerNAWT Installer class or equivalent6 hours2022CEHA conference, NAWT classes, NEHA conference, NOWRA conference, NOWRA online courses, CPOW trainings and conference
InspectorsNAWT InspectorNANACEHA conference, NAWT classes, NEHA conference, NOWRA conference, NOWRA online courses, CPOW trainings and conference
Cleaners NAWT O&M 1 or 2 or equivalent6 hours2023CEHA conference, NAWT classes, NEHA conference, NOWRA conference, NOWRA online courses, CPOW trainings and conference
O & MNAWT O&M 1 and 2, training required by manufacturer for all products serviced, as required6 hours2023CEHA conference, NAWT classes, NEHA conference, NOWRA conference, NOWRA online courses, CPOW trainings and conference

Certification & Educational Organizations

National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) Certification

This is a list of companies/individuals that have been certified by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT). Inspectors on this list have completed a comprehensive, nationally accredited course in the inspection of onsite wastewater systems. They have demonstrated their competence by passing a rigorous exam; that certification is good for two years. Boulder County Public Health does not specifically endorse any of these companies/individuals.

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