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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
7/9/2020

18VAC160-40-70. Education and Training for Experience.

A. Each individual applying for a license may receive credit for up to half of the required experience for:

1. Satisfactory completion of postsecondary courses in wastewater, biology, chemistry, geology, hydraulics, hydrogeology, engineering, environmental science, agronomy, earth science, environmental health, or soil science at the rate of one month per semester hour or two-thirds of a month per quarter hour; or

2. Satisfactory completion of board-approved onsite sewage system installer or operator or onsite soil evaluation training courses, as applicable to the license sought, at the rate of one month for each training credit earned. Up to one training credit is awarded for each 10 hours of classroom contact time or for each 20 hours of laboratory exercises and field trip contact time. Training credit is not earned for breaks, meals, receptions, and time other than classroom, laboratory, and field trip contact time.

B. Education used to meet the education requirements to qualify for licensure may not be substituted for experience.

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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