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 this year’s septic installer re-certification classes to renew your card for 2016-2017. If you still need to re-certify there are several online courses that will qualify. 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/

For a list of currently certified installers, click here: Certified_Septic_Installers_2016_pdf. If someone is not listed, please call 413-442-1521, x.36 to confirm certification status. This list is up to date for the 2016-2017 year.

Upcoming Events:

The next BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting will be held Wednesday May 18, 2016. The Agenda can be found here

The Executive Committee 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 16 expected meeting dates please click FY 16 Executive Committee Meetings

Chokesaver Trainings

There are currently no chokesaver classes that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(E) scheduled.  For more information or to be added to our mailing list please email berkshireallianc. Please note that because of the limited number of participants allowed in each session, these classes fill up fast!  Please contact us for the most recent schedule.

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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