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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 160. Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Chapter 40. Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations
1/22/2020

18VAC160-40-160. Qualifications for Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer Licenses.

An applicant for licensure as a master alternative onsite sewage system installer shall furnish acceptable documentation that one of the following qualifications has been met:

Prerequisites

Exam Required

Education Required

Documented Qualifying Experience

1.

Employee, owner, director, or officer of a properly licensed contractor with a sewage disposal system (SDS) specialty issued by the Virginia Board for Contractors

Yes

No

Two years of full-time experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems verified by one or more of the following: an alternative onsite soil evaluator, an alternative onsite sewage system installer, a professional engineer, or an authorized onsite soil evaluator

2.

Employee, owner, director, or officer of a properly licensed contractor with a sewage disposal system (SDS) specialty issued by the Virginia Board for Contractors

Yes

20 hours of training approved by the board covering the basic installation of alternative onsite sewage systems

18 months of full-time experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems verified by one or more of the following: an alternative onsite soil evaluator, an alternative onsite sewage system installer, a professional engineer, or an authorized onsite soil evaluator

3.

No

Yes

20 hours of training approved by the board covering basic installation of alternative onsite sewage systems

Three years of full-time experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems verified by one or more of the following: an alternative onsite soil evaluator, an alternative onsite sewage system installer, a professional engineer, or an authorized onsite soil evaluator

4.

Interim alternative onsite sewage system installer or conventional onsite sewage system installer license

Yes

No

18 months of full-time experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems verified by one or more of the following: an alternative onsite soil evaluator, an alternative onsite sewage system installer, a professional engineer, or an authorized onsite soil evaluator

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2301 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

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