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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 2019 Course is FULL

Soil Evaluator Certification Training – Fall 2019 Course is FULL

Soil Evaluator Refresher Training and Makeup Exams


System Inspector Certification Training

The Title 5 System Inspector certification course consists of a full day of classroom training, followed by a 2-hour multiple choice exam a week later. NEIWPCC offers this course at least twice a year, usually in the Spring and Fall, and in various areas of the state.

Courses/Exams:

The next Title 5 System Inspector certification class is scheduled for November 12, 2019 in Springfield, MA.  The exam will take place the following week on November 19.  This class is full.  A new class is currently being planned for the spring.  If you would like to be put on the notification list, please email us at title5@neiwpcc.org.

Please note that a System Inspector Application/Eligibility form, along with proof of eligibility, must also be submitted with any certification class registration form. A class registration form.

To receive hard copies of the System Inspector Application/Eligibility Form and the registration form for this certification class, call NEIWPCC at 978-323-7929, ex.105 or 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.


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 followed by a morning classroom (multiple choice) exam session, then three field sessions followed by a half-day field exam.

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 at least once a year, usually in mid-late Spring. A Fall course may be offered as well, depending on demand, and has been offered over the last few years.

Courses/Exams:

The fall 2019 Title 5 Soil Evaluator Certification class is full.  You can email title5@neiwpcc.org to be put on the notification list for the spring 2020 class.

2019 Fall Course Schedule by Day and Topic

Pre-Course Reading

Course Outline

Know Before You Go

Day 1 Course Materials:

Day 2 Course Materials:

Frimpter Exercise
Reference Material Exercise Answer Key
Surficial Materials of Mass – Map Database Pamphlet
Hydromat – Appendix A

Day 3 Course Materials:

SE Course Review – Fall 2019

Field Sessions:

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.

Field Day 1 Materials (Topsfield):

Field Day 2 Materials & Refresher (Southampton):

Field Day 3 Materials (Deerfield):

Field Exam Materials (Bridgewater):

Additional Items:

Note: Students need to download, print out and bring with them at least one copy of the “Form 11 – SE cert class versionfor each soil test pit at each field Session. For field Session 1, for example, you will need 4 copies.  NOTE:  For field EXAMS, you should use THIS VERSION OF THE Form 11 (click link at left).  This version has certain items “X”ed out that you do NOT need to fill out during the exam.

Reference Links

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 978-323-7929, ex.105 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. The next course will be scheduled for Spring 2020.

A Re-take Written Exam has been scheduled for September 19, 2019 in Lowell, MA. For extra help, there is an optional hour-long Question & Answer Session right before the exam. You can get more information on the registration form here.

A Re-take Field Exam has been scheduled for October 15, 2019 in Bridgewater, MA. You can get the registration form
here.

Materials

Reference Links
Reference Material Presentation

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 Refresher training classes or makeup exam schedules, call NEIWPCC at 978-323-7929, ex.105 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 978-323-7929, ex.105 or email us at title5@neiwpcc.org. For additional information on Title 5 and onsite systems, refer to the MassDEP web site.