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Virginia Administrative Code
12/6/2021

Part III. Onsite Sewage System Installers

18VAC160-40-110. License required.

A. No individual shall install a conventional or alternative onsite sewage system without a valid onsite sewage system installer license issued by the board in the appropriate class.

B. An individual cannot simultaneously hold valid master and journeyman onsite sewage system installer licenses in the same class. Issuance of a master onsite sewage system installer license in a specific class shall void the journeyman onsite sewage system installer license in the same class.

C. An individual cannot simultaneously hold valid conventional and alternative master onsite sewage system installer licenses or conventional and alternative journeyman onsite sewage system installer licenses. Issuance of a master alternative onsite sewage system installer license shall void the conventional onsite sewage system installer license.

D. A journeyman onsite sewage system installer must work under the direct supervision of a licensed master onsite sewage system installer with the appropriate class of license. A master onsite sewage system installer is responsible for supervising the provision of onsite sewage system installations by any journeyman onsite sewage system installers under his direct supervision.

E. Experience used to qualify for licensure cannot be verified by a journeyman onsite sewage system installer.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

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

18VAC160-40-120. Qualifications for journeyman conventional onsite sewage system installer licenses.

An applicant for licensure as a journeyman conventional 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

No

No

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

2.

None

No

No

One year of full-time experience assisting with the installation of conventional or alternative onsite sewage systems verified by one or more of the following: an onsite soil evaluator, an 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 Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

18VAC160-40-130. Qualifications for master conventional onsite sewage system installer licenses.

An applicant for licensure as a master conventional 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

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

One year of full-time experience installing conventional or alternative onsite sewage systems verified by one or more of the following: an onsite soil evaluator, an 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

No

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

3.

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

Yes

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

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

4.

Interim conventional onsite sewage system installer journeyman onsite sewage system installer license

Yes

No

Three years of full-time experience installing conventional or alternative onsite sewage systems verified by one or more of the following: an onsite soil evaluator, an 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 Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017; Errata, 33:16 VA.R. 1944 April 3, 2017.

18VAC160-40-140. [Reserved].

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

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

18VAC160-40-150. Qualifications for journeyman alternative onsite sewage system installer licenses.

An applicant for licensure as a journeyman 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

No

No

One year of full-time experience assisting with the installation of 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.

None

No

No

Two years of full-time experience assisting with the installation of 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 Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

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 Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

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