The Berkshire County Boards of Health Association (BCBOHA) is a professional, educational organization serving the 32 local boards of health in Berkshire County, MA. BCBOHA also serves as the Berkshire County Emergency Preparedness Coalition.
Please note the new phone number to call for information about the septic installer certification program: Allison Hope, 413-442-1521, x36. Note that BCBOHA is currently located in the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission offices (BRPC), so do not be concerned that this is a BRPC number when you call.
BCBOHA has finished the Septic Installer re-certification and new certification classes for the 2018 season. If you still need to re-certify, there are several online courses that will qualify that can be found on our letter, here: 2017-2018 letter . Send us proof that you have taken the online class, along with the registration form and $40 re-certification fee. Please click 2017-2018 letter for the letter and registration forms. You can also check the NEIWPCC website to see if there are additional in-person offerings that would qualify: http://www.neiwpcc.org/. Courses for the 2019 season will begin in the fall. Please contact us to be added to our mailing list, or if your contact information has changed. Schedules will go out in September.
For a list of currently certified installers, click here: Certified Septic Installers. If someone is not listed, please call 413-442-1521, x.36 to confirm certification status. This list is up to date for the 2018 year.
The Executive Committee is elected by the 32 Member Municipalities to oversee BCBOHA operations, and usually meets the third Wednesday of the month, at 12:45 pm, at 1 Fenn St. Cancelled or rescheduled meetings will be noted here at least 24 hours in advance. Meeting Agenda can be found here at least 48 hours in advance. For a list of FY 18 expected meeting dates please click here.
The next BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting will be September 19, 2018. The Draft Agenda can be found here: Agenda September 19, 2018
Currently, no classes that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(E) have been scheduled for January. For more information or to be added to our mailing list please email Alliancenurse@berkshireplanning.org.
Temporary Food Event Trainings
If you are interested in a temporary food event training please contact us. This training is specifically aimed at temporary food operators and non-profit organizations who serve food.
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For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness
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