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Title 5 Certification: Classes and Exams

On behalf of MassDEP, we offer System Inspector and Soil Evaluator certification classes.

System Inspector Certification TrainingFall 2022 class is scheduled for November 18 & 21, 2022.  

Soil Evaluator Certification Training –  Fall 2022 is being planned.


Due to the COVID pandemic we were not able to have our soil classes in spring/fall 2020 and spring 2021.  There is a backlog of people looking to get into this class.  We ask for your continued patience as we continue making up classes.  We are planning the fall 2022 class as well, but do not have any information on that yet.  

System Inspector Certification Training

NEIWPCC is hosting the next Massachusetts Title 5 System Inspector Certification Course November 18 & 21, 2022 from 9am – 12pm (virtually).  The registration packet can be found here.  This contains information on the class as well as lists the course eligibility requirements.  The class will take place virtually on GoToTraining.  You will be emailed a link to the training, if are eligible for the training.  If you are ineligible, you will be contacted and your paperwork returned to you.

The required in-person exam will take place December 7th or 8th in NEIWPCC’s office in Lowell, MA.  All individuals who enter NEIWPCC offices are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Visitors should NOT enter NEIWPCC’s office if displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or if exposed to the virus in the days leading up to the visit.  Information on NEIWPCC’s COVID-19 Policy can be found here. We will have an alternate exam location for people who are not vaccinated on December 8th at 10 am only.  The location is TBD.

Applications are not considered complete unless all of the following items are received by NEIWPCC:

  1. completed registration form
  2. payment (or copy of municipal payment request – purchase orders not accepted)
  3. completed eligibility application
  4. proof of eligibility
  5. copy of driver’s license
  6. copy of vaccine card

Eligibility – You are considered eligible for the System Inspector certification course if you have at least one of these qualifications:

  • Mass. Registered Professional Engineer (civil, sanitary or environmental)*
  • Mass. Certified Health Officer*
  • Mass. Registered Sanitarian*
  • Board of Health Member or Agent with at least one year’s experience
  • Engineer in Training (civil, sanitary or environmental engineering)
  • Professional Home Inspector
  • Licensed Septage Hauler
  • Septic System Installer
  • Septic System Inspector Apprentice with at least one year of experience in inspection or design

*These qualifiers are eligible to take the certification training but aren’t required to take the training or exam as they are pre-approved to become Mass. Title 5 System Inspectors by filing a pre-approval application:

  • Mass. Registered Professional Engineer (civil, sanitary or environmental)
  • Mass. Certified Health Officer
  • Mass. Registered Sanitarian

If you don’t fit any of the eligibility criteria, you are not able to take the class per Massachusetts State Environmental Code (310 CMR 15.300).  Your paperwork will be returned to you.

If you would like to be put on the notification list for the next available class in the fall, please email us at title5@neiwpcc.org.

Note: NEIWPCC reserves the right to postpone or reschedule any course due to insufficient registration or inclement weather conditions.

Please note that Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineers (civil, sanitary or environmental), Massachusetts Registered Sanitarians and Certified Health Officers are pre-approved and do not need to take the class or exam.  Pre-approved candidates need to fill out a System Inspector Application form, and submit it to our office along with proof of eligibility and payment ($100) to get registered and receive credentials.  Only those candidates who are pre-approved can fill out this application.  All others need to use the eligibility form that will be posted with the class registration packet – when a class is booked.

System Inspector Make-Up Exam

The Massachusetts Title 5 System Inspector Make-Up exam is scheduled for December 7th or December 8th at either 10:00 am or 1:00 pm.  You only attend one date and time, it is not a multi-day exam.  You can get the registration form here.  You can only take the exam if you took the System Inspector Certification course previously.


Soil Evaluator Certification Training

The Title 5 Soil Evaluator certification class is an 8-week course (one session per week) that includes three classroom sessions, three field sessions, a written exam and a field exam.

The spring Soil Evaluator certification class begins April 5, 2022.  This class is now fully booked.  There will be a class in the fall.

The classroom sessions are conducted in one location, while the field sessions are conducted in different areas of the state in order to expose students to various soil types and conditions within the state.  NEIWPCC offers this program twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Due to the COVID pandemic we were not able to have our soil classes in spring/fall 2020 and spring 2021.  Although we held a class in the fall of 2021, there is still a backlog of people looking to get into this class.  We ask for your continued patience as we continue making up classes.  

Courses/Exams:

2022 Spring Course Schedule by Day and Topic

Please note:  Lecture or Classroom days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Field days are 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.  For each field session, students should download and bring ample copies of Form 11; make sure to have filled out Section B. Information for each Field Day will be posted several days before the date. DIRECTIONS to the field sessions will be updated and posted here prior to the course.

Pre-Course Reading

Please NOTE: A Liability Waiver Release for SE field sessions is required for the MA Title 5 Soil Evaluator (SE) classes that are field classes or have a field component. This waiver form must be completed and submitted with any SE Certification class (the full 8-session certification course), Refresher field session/course or make-up field exam registration. This (signed and dated) waiver form must be received before the first classroom session in order for you to attend field sessions or one of these field classes or exams.

To receive hard copies of the Soil Evaluator Forms and the Registration Form for training classes, call NEIWPCC at 978-349-2516 or email us at title5@neiwpcc.org.

NEIWPCC reserves the right to postpone or reschedule due to insufficient registration or inclement weather conditions.


Soil Evaluator Refresher Training & Makeup Exams

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Additional Classes/Exams:

There are no Soil Evaluator Refresher Courses scheduled at this time.

A Re-take Written Exam will be scheduled soon.

A Re-take Field Exam will be scheduled soon.

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To receive hard copies of the Soil Evaluator Refresher training classes or makeup exam schedules, call NEIWPCC at 978-349-2516 or email us at title5@neiwpcc.org.

NEIWPCC reserves the right to postpone or reschedule any course due to insufficient registration or inclement weather conditions.


To be added to the mailing list for either program, please contact NEIWPCC at 978-349-2516 or email us at title5@neiwpcc.org. For additional information on Title 5 and onsite systems, refer to the MassDEP web site.