Title 5 Renewals

Renewal Information for Massachusetts Title 5 System Inspectors (SIs) and Soil Evaluators (SEs).

IMPORTANT NOTES: (updated 3/25/21)

  • Invoices for Soil Evaluators and System Inspectors expiring June 30, 2021 were mailed out at the beginning of March.  If you did not receive your renewal, please contact us at – include your SE and/or SI approval number.
  • If you need to earn training contact hours, please see our listing of approved training here.  Some of the training is live training at a scheduled date, they are at the beginning of the list.  Pre-recorded training that you can take any time are listed at the end of the list.
  • For first-time renewals (anyone expiring on a date other than June 30th), please download and print out the FIRST RENEWAL ONLY Form on our Forms page and follow the instructions.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at – include your SE and/or SI approval number. 

If you do not renew your SE or SI approval (license), you will not be authorized to conduct Title 5 system inspections or soil evaluations.  To renew, submit a renewal form (sent to you by NEIWPCC approximately 3 to 4 months prior to approval expiration date), along with the appropriate fee and, if this is a subsequent (2nd, 3rd, etc.) renewal, evidence of 10 pre-approved TCHs (training contract hours).  You will then receive a renewed approval wallet card back from NEIWPCC a few weeks later.  Any System Inspector or Soil Evaluator who does not submit a renewal with payment will ultimately have their approval revoked and must retake the examination(s) to regain their approval.  TCHs are not required for your first renewal.

In 2006, revisions to Title 5 required a renewal process for all Soil Evaluators and System Inspectors. Title 5, 310 CMR 15.000 requires these approvals be renewed on a three (3) year cycle. As long as a completed application for renewal is filed based on the timelines identified in the table/grid shown in the Renewal Fact Sheet – more specifically, by the expiration date shown on your approval wallet card – your initial approval will not expire until a final determination has been made on the renewal application. If you do not renew within these timeframes, you will need to retake an exam in order to regain an SE and/or SI approval.

Any questions should be directed to the Massachusetts Certification hotline: 978-323-7929 (x 516), or by email at