Most Berkshire County communities require septic installers to be currently certified through BCBOHA’s program before receiving a permit to construct or repair a septic system.
New Certification: If you have never been certified through BCBOHA’s program, or if you have let your certification lapse for two or more years, you must attend a four-night (8 hour) course and pass a written exam. Certification requires a passing grade of at least 70%. One retest is allowed before you are required to retake the entire course. If you are interested in being added to our mailing list, please contact Allison Hope at 413-442-1521, x36 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping Your Certification Current: Once you have passed the certification exam, to keep your certification current you must attend one recertification course each year. BCBOHA offers these courses several times a year as do a number of other groups that BCBOHA recognizes. In order to receive credit for a non-BCBOHA course, we ask that you download the Non-BCBOHA Credit Request Form and follow the instructions.
Courses: Most BCBOHA courses are offered from late fall through early spring. The recertification classes for 2015-2016 (certification through March 30, 2017) are complete. If you missed your recertification, there may be online courses you can complete to recertify. Contact us for more information.
Once you have passed your certification exam and every year thereafter that you take a specialty/recertification course, you will receive a card showing the date through which your certification is current. It is your responsibility to keep your certification current!
Please note! We try to offer NEIWPCC soil evaluator and system inspector credits at our BCBOHA septic installer classes as a courtesy so that you can earn SE and SI credits at the same time that you renew your BCBOHA certification. You will receive a TCH form at the class for SE or SI credits. BCBOHA does not administer SE or SI certification, and therefore we do not maintain perfect records for these TCH. It is your responsibility to keep track of SE & SI credits and provide to NEIWPCC as needed.
Moving? Please contact BCBOHA if your mailing address or email address changes so that we can keep your information as up-to-date as possible.