Training and Certification Program
The Suffolk County Legislature amended the Suffolk County Septic Code and the Licensing Law in an effort to further protect public health and water quality. Those septic companies applying for or renewing their license after June 23, 2016. The Long Island Liquid Waste Association modified it's Certification Program in order to meet the new requirements of these new requirements.
In the spring of 2020 our in person training class was moved to an online forum in order to mitigate the limitations caused by the pandemic. We have received an overwhelming appreciation of the online format which allows for participation outside of regular business hours in the comfort of the participant's home or office.
We will be making further improvements to this program over the next few months, and will soon be providing the convenience of online payment and registration. Until these changes are fully functioning, please continue to print a registration form below. You can submit your form by email, fax or mail and payment can be made by check or by credit card.
The certification program is an 8 Training Credit Hours which is comprised of (2) Four hour nights as reflected in the schedule below. Attendees MUST participate in BOTH nights in order to earn the certificate of completion required for license applications and renewals.
The LILWA Certification program has been approved by Suffolk County to fulfill the qualifications for endorsements 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 9. The course schedule is below and the fee is $200 per person.
If you have any questions please call 631-585-0448.
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2022 Training Dates
February 15 & 17 from 5pm-9pm
May 16 & 18 from 5pm-9pm
August 15 & 17 from 5pm-9pm
November 14 & 16 from 5pm -9pm
LILWA membership is not required for certification, however Suffolk County recognizes 1 TCH for each full year of membership maximum 2 TCH in a wastewater professional association, such as LILWA, that has been approved by the Licensing Department. A maximum of four TCH's for such memberships may be applied towards the minimum required hours for any two-year endorsement renewal period.
Members can find other training resources at the following sites:
Our online OSHA-authorized courses feature:
Interactive exercises and quizzes
Real-life case studies
Discounted rates for bulk orders
24/7 course access from any desktop, laptop or mobile device
An OSHA-authorized trainer who can answer your questions
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services in cooperation with the University of Rhode Island Training Program is offering courses to fulfill the qualifications for :
10: Innovative and Alternative Treatment System Installer
11: Innovative and Alternative Treatment System Service Provider
Topics of instruction include:
Materials to pump and avoid
Truck equipment and components
Drive and Control mechanisms
Basic and advanced pump out skills and procedures
Loading and unloading
Safety and emergency response plans
Customer interaction and education
Reasons to manage these materials
Basic science of vacuum and pressurization
Basic Pump Truck Operation
Manifests and reports