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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 to 

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Certification Training Program
Certification Training Program
Approved by Suffolk County to fulfill qualifications for endorsements 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 9 - a total of 8 Training Credit Hours comprised of (2) Four hour nights. Attendees MUST participate in BOTH nights in order to earn the certificate of completion required for license applications and renewals.
Feb 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
AND Feb 15, 2024 5:00 - 9:00 PM via Zoom.

Membership Pays

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.

Training Info

Members can find other training resources  at the following sites:

OSHA 10 Hour Training ONLINE

Our online OSHA-authorized courses feature:

  • Audio narration

  • 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

NAWT Online Vacuum Truck Training Course

Topics of instruction include:

  • Materials to pump and avoid

  • Government regulations

  • 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

  • Pumps

  • Basic Pump Truck Operation

  • Manifests and reports

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