NAWT Training Sessions

Whether you are an experienced industry professional or just starting out in the business, you will find a great deal of value in the National Association of Wastewater Technicians introduction and inspections training courses. Your successful completion of the training will get you a Certificate of Completion as an inspector by NAWT, and you will be listed on a national registry of industry professionals for two years.

Training Brochure and Descriptions

Inspectors must complete a comprehensive onsite sewage treatment systems course covering terminology, treatment, tanks, construction methods, and application, or demonstrate competence in the field prior to qualifying for the inspector training program. Participants then must complete the inspection course and pass a rigorous exam to receive your Certificate of Completion. There are only a selected number of professionals throughout the United States and Canada who have successfully completed both courses.

The Certificate of Completion is good for two years.

Please click here to review the continuing education requirements for renewal

WasteWater Education 501


There are no courses currently scheduled.

Septic System Design


There are no courses currently scheduled.

Inspector Certificate of Completion Training Schedule


CPOW Inspector
January 14-15, 2019
Location: Lakewood, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

CPOW Inspector
January 17-18, 2019
Location: Frisco, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

UA Inspector
January 28-29, 2019
Location: Tucson, AZ
Contact: Aaron Tevik atevik@cals.arizona.edu

RETS Inspector
March 29-30, 2019
Location: Arlington, TX
Contact: Lauren Trujillo rets@rets-llc.com

CPOW Inspector
May 30-31, 2019
Location: Gunnison, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

UA Inspector
August 28-29, 2019
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Contact: Aaron Tevik atevik@cals.arizona.edu

RETS Inspector
November 13-14, 2019
Location: Arlington, TX
Contact: Lauren Trujillo rets@rets-llc.com

 

Operation and Maintenance Training Schedule


CPOW O&M 1
January 10-11, 2019
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

CPOW O&M 2
February 7-8, 2019
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

 

Soils Workshop Schedule


CPOW Site & Soil
May 23-24, 2019
Location: Alamosa, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

UA Site & Soil
October 2019
Location: TBD, AZ
Contact: Aaron Tevik atevik@cals.arizona.edu

 

Installer Training Course Schedule


CPOW Installer
March 15, 2019
Location: Houston, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

CPOW Installer
September 20, 2019
Location: Gunnison, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

 

NAWT 2018 Renewal Training Courses


There are no courses currently scheduled.

 

Inspection Certificate of Completion Renewal


There are no courses currently scheduled.

 

Vacuum Truck Technician Training Course Schedule


NAWT/ AOWMA VTT Course
February 7, 2019
Location: Red Deer, AB, Canada
Contact: Lesley Desjardins 780.489.7471 lesley@aowma.com
Instructor: Bruce Fox

 

NAWT Online Vacuum Truck Training Information


Potential participants interested in Vacuum Truck Training should click this link to learn more and to register for the online Vacuum Truck Training course.
Info: The Vacuum Truck Technician training course is targeted to those that own or operate a vacuum truck which is used to clean septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, holding tanks or grease traps. It is directed specifically at owners and employees who may just be starting in business and need a good solid base of information to work with to perform their daily tasks. At the same time this one day training provides a good refresher and overview for even experienced operators.

 

Design Courses


CPOW Design
March 7-8, 2019
Location: Durango, CO
Contact: Lisa Nicoll cpow@cpow.net

UA Design
March 13-14, 2019
Location: TBD, AZ
Contact: Aaron Tevik atevik@cals.arizona.edu

UA Adv Design
May 15-16, 2019
Location: TBD, AZ
Contact: Aaron Tevik atevik@cals.arizona.edu

 

Treatment Symposium


There are no courses currently scheduled.

 

Train the Trainer Workshops


These workshops are intended to train individuals to teach the “Certificate of Completion” program.

Individuals interested in becoming NAWT trainers are requested to prepare a letter of request to the NAWT Education Committee Technical Chairman, Dr. James Anderson, that provides the following information:

  • The reasons for participation in this program, and your future role in training sessions.
  • Must hold a current inspector Certificate of Completion - having completed the existing course work
  • College degree or advanced equivalent courses.
  • Public speaking experience (degree or certificate)
  • Industry affiliation of at least five years
  • Or, in lieu of the above requirements, an individual can demonstrate equivalent experience and their ability to train to the NAWT Education Committee.

Letters of request should be sent to Dr. James Anderson by email at ander045@umn.edu Check with the NAWT office at 800-236-6298 for availability of training dates.

 

Bring NAWT Training to Your State


State groups desiring to host an education course should contact the NAWT office at 800-236-6298. Criteria for hosting an education course includes:

  • Ability to obtain a minimum size group of 20-40 participants
  • Locating a meeting room at reasonable cost, where persons can sit, schoolroom style. An example is a government training room, community center, or educational institution
  • Lodging for participants under $100 per/night with restaurants nearby
  • Less than a four-hour driving distance to the location
  • Providing additional mailing lists for use in marketing

Please use this form if your local state association is interested in requesting NAWT sponsored training in your area.

 

Typical questions on our training courses


Why should I attend?
You will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of septic inspections from experienced professionals.

What if I haven't been in a classroom for years?
Our training sessions are all done in a relaxed atmosphere and there are no trick questions.

What if I can't afford to take 2 days away from my business?
You can't afford NOT to. By furthering your education you are sending the message to your customers that you are committed to giving them the best service possible.

 

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