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​​​​​​​Septic Installer Training Opportunities

Staff contact: Amber Ballinger

How to become a certified septic system installer in Kentucky

The installer exam is given through the local health department. Please contact your local health department and speak to the environmentalist about taking the installer exam.

The installer exam is open book over the Kentucky onsite sewage disposal system regulations. The fee to take the exam is $25 and you must score at least 70 percent to pass and provide proof of liability insurance to the local health department.

Certified Septic System Installer Training

Septic Installer Classes

The current certification year began April 1, 2022 and ends March 31, 2023. During this time, installers must ​obtain six hours of approved maintenance training.

Installers who were newly certified during the first nine months of the certification year (April 1 through Dec. 31) also are required to attend two training courses or the equivalent by March 31, 2023. The certification of any installer who does not attend training will expire April 1, 2023.

Installers whose certification is currently expired for lack of maintenance training must obtain 12 CEUs to have certification reinstated through the certification year (by March 31, 2023). New proof of liability insurance also must be provided to the local health department.

Installers may not retake the initial installer test. For further information regarding certified installer training, please contact Amber Ballinger or call (502) 564-4856.

Local Health Department Environmentalist Training Opportunities

General Sanitation Core Training Series for Environmentalists

Staff contact: Sarah Wilhoite
Register Online​

Spring 2023 General Sanitation Core Training

General Sanitation Core Training Part I: Date TBD-CHR Building,  Frankfort KY

General Sanitation Core Training Part II: Date TBD-CHR Building, Frankfort, KY

Onsite Sewage Disposal System Training for Environmentalists

Staff Contact: Angela Billings
Register online: TRAIN Course number 1101472​
Spring Soils I: March 14-17, ​2022 at University of Kentucky
Spring Phase I: April 11-14, 2022 in Frankfort, CHR Building, Conference Suite C
Spring Phase II: June 27-July 1, 2022, location TBD​

Summer Soils I: July 18-21, 2022 at University of Kentucky
Summer Phase I: Aug. 8-12 , 2022 in Frankfort, CHR Building, Conference Suite C
Summer Phase II: Oct. 24-28 , 2022 in Hardin County 

Winter Soils I: Oct. 10-13, 2022 at University of Kentucky
Winter Phase I: Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2022 in Frankfort, CHR Building, Conference Suite C
Winter Phase II: Feb. or March 2023, location TBD

​​​​Soils II for Environmentalists

July 13-14, 2022 at Barren River District Health Department, TRAIN Course number 1101449​