Training Opportunities

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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 [PDF, 98KB]

The current certification year began April 1, 2024 and ended March 31, 2025. During this time, installers must have ​obtained 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, 2025. The certification of any installer who does not attend training will expire April 1, 2025.

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, 2025). 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​)764-1585.

Local Health Department Environmentalist Training Opportunities

General Sanitation Core Training Series for Environmentalists

Staff contact: Sarah Wilhoite
Register Online​

​Fall 2024 General Sanitation Core Training

Core Training Part I: Sept. 10-12, 2024 - CHR Building, Frankfort, KY - TRAIN Course number 1115984

Core Training Part II: Sept. 24-25, 2024 -  CHR Building, Frankfort, KY - TRAIN Course number 1116024

Onsite Sewage Disposal System Training for Environmentalists

Staff Contact: Amber Ballinger
Register online: TRAIN Course number 1116171

Summer Soils I: July 8-11, 2024 at University of Kentucky
Summer Phase I: July 29 - Aug. 1, 2024 in Frankfort, Kentucky
Summer Phase II: Oct. 14-17 , 2024, location TBD​

Winter Soils I: Oct. 28-31, 2024​, at University of Kentucky
Winter Phase I: Date TBD in Frankfort, Kentucky
Winter Phase II: Feb. or March 2025, location TBD

​​​​Soils II for Environmentalists​​​​

Soils II Course: TBD

​​Annual Installer Training for Environmentalists

​Sept. 18, 2024, TRAIN Course registration pending​​