Onsite Training

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Onsite Wastewater Training Center of Iowa was established to educate and train people involved in the construction, operation and management of onsite wastewater treatment systems.


To protect and enhance the ground and surface water resources of Iowa by providing current information and training by technical experts on onsite wastewater management systems.

Who We Serve

  • Contractors/Installers
  • Regulators
  • Inspectors
  • Consultants
  • Engineers/System Designers 
  • Other Professionals
  • General Public

Located at the DMACC Ankeny campus, the Training Center includes numerous displays of onsite wastewater technology. Training is also provided at various other statewide locations throughout the year. Onsite wastewater training is designed for county sanitarians, septic system installers, pumpers and designers, but is open to everyone.  This website is a central source of information for training, workshops, conferences, new regulations and other resources related to onsite wastewater treatment systems.


2020-2021 Classes

View the entire schedule for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 classes.

Some classes are now open for registration

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 September 2020
9/17/2020​Basics of Onsite 101
October 2020
​10/6/2020Homeowner Education & Realtor Review
​10/8/2020​Time of Transfer Inspection & Reporting
​10/20/2020​Homeowner Education & Realtor Review
​10/29/2020​Time of Transfer Inspection & Reporting
 November 2020
​11/10/2020​Pumps & Control Panels
​11/12/2020​System Maintenance & Review
​11/17/2020​Pumps & Control Panels
​11/19/2020​System Maintenance & Review
 December 2020
​12/1/2020 & 12/3/2020​Basics of Onsite 101
​12/8/2020 & 12/9/2020​Time of Transfer Inspector Certification
 January 2021
​1/5/2021​Soils Overview Part 1
​1/7/2021​Homeowner Education & Realtor Review
​1/12/2021​Soils Overview Part 1
​1/14/2021​System Maintenance & Review
 February 2021
​2/2/2021​Soil Hydrology Part 2
​2/4/2020​Pumps & Control Panels
​2/9/2021​Soil Hydrology Part 2
​2/11/2021​Time of Transfer Inspection & Reporting
 March 2021
​3/2/2021​Soils & Secondary Treatment Part 3
​3/4/2021​Iowa Code Chapter 69 Review Part 1
​3/9/2021​Soils & Secondary Treatment Part 3
​3/11/2021​Iowa Code Chapter 69 Review Part 2
 April 2021
​4/13/2021 - 4/15/2021​Basics of Onsite 101
​4/20/2021 - 4/21/2021​Time of Transfer Inspector Certification


for Time of Transfer
(March 31, 2022)