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 Egan, 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’s 2018-2019 Septic Installer recertification program is underway! If you are on our mailing list you should have received the 2018-2019 letter. You can register for classes on Eventbrite (links in the letter). You may also be able to take an online course to recertify. Acceptable classes are in the letter. Send us proof that you have taken the online class, along with the registration form and $40 re-certification fee. Please click here 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/.  Please contact us to be added to our mailing list, or if your contact information has changed.

We are still waiting to set the date of the New Installer Class. Those on the list will be notified when the date is set, and it will be posted here.

For a list of currently certified installers, click here: Certified Septic Installers List. 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.

Executive Committee:

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 19 expected meeting dates please click BCBOHA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FY 2019.

The next BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting will be December 19, 2018. The Draft Agenda can be found here.

Chokesaver Trainings

Currently, no classes that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(E) have been scheduled.  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.

Emergency Preparedness

For information related to the Emergency Preparedness Coalition, click here:

For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness

Facility “greening” guides.  Feel free to reproduce and distribute as desired:

Green Cleaning for Food Service Establishments

Green Practices Guide

Energy & Water Checklists

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