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Press Release
8/27/13

The Indiana Onsite Wastewater
Professional Association (IOWPA)
implemented an Inspector Certification
program in 2013. The objective is to
educate inspection professionals with
regard to the Indiana State Rule 410
IAC.
Upon successful completion of the
examination, the applicant shall be
issued a certification to Inspect
conventional technology as described
in the code, which include subsurface
trench gravity fed, subsurface trench
flood dosed, subsurface trench
alternating fields, subsurface trench
pressure distribution and elevated
sand mound on-site sewage systems
and to document system components
and their operation status.
This certification will also require 25
hours of continuing education units
over a three year period, the same as
the Installer’s certification. Continuing
education programs must be approved
by the IOWPA Certification Committee.
IOWPA is a 501C-3 not-for-profit
organization comprised of wastewater
removal and installation contractors,
soil scientists, health department
environmental officials and
manufacturers and suppliers.
They are committed to protecting the
public health and the environment of
Indiana by improving and increasing
access to wastewater treatment for
individuals and communities living
beyond centralized wastewater
treatment facilities. For more
information, visit www.iowpa.org or
contact the office at 317-889-2382.
Press Release

The Indiana Onsite Wastewater
Professional Association (IOWPA)
implemented an installer certification
program in 2005. The objective is to
educate wastewater professionals with
regard to the Indiana State Rule 410 IAC,
assuring consistency throughout the state.

In January 2010, the membership voted to
approve continuing education for
recertification as opposed to re-testing.
The details of the continuing education
program are included on the IOWPA
website at www.iowpa.org under
‘certification’.

Nearly 50% of Indiana’s county health
departments have adopted the IOWPA
certification in place of individual county
testing. (This does not replace registering
with your county.) IOWPA offers a training
and exam opportunity at each IOWPA
annual conference. It has also been
offered during the Indiana Environmental
Health Association’s (IEHA) fall
conference and through various county
health departments. As the demand
grows, more review and exam
opportunities will become available.

The state rule has been revised and a
proposed copy is available on the IEHA
and IOWPA websites (www.iehaind.org
and www.iowpa.org). Upon the passing of
the proposed rule, all certified
professionals MUST RETEST. At this time,
we do not know when that will be or how
much time will be allowed prior to testing.

IOWPA is a 501C-3 not-for-profit
organization comprised of wastewater
removal and installation contractors, soil
scientists, health department
environmental officials and manufacturers
and suppliers.

They are committed to protecting the
public health and the environment of
Indiana by improving and increasing
access to wastewater treatment for
individuals and communities living beyond
centralized wastewater treatment facilities.
For more information, visit www.iowpa.org
For more information, please contact
Donna Sheets, IOWPA, 317-889-2382.

7915 S. Emerson Ave., Ste 132,
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Ph: 317.889.2382 Fax: 317.889.3935
Website: www.iowpa.org Email:
info@iowpa.org