We continue to work with local and state health officials, as well as NC State and NC A&T State Universities, to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that training schedule changes are intended to protect the health and safety of our community while striving to provide the resources and services you need. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and act consistently with local, state and national recommendations.
Steps for Certification as a North Carolina Installer or Inspector
- Click on the words “How to Receive Certification”
- Installers: Register for the 18-hour Intro Training below.
- Inspectors: Register for the Inspector School below.
- For Grade 1 or 2, you’ll need one additional day of training (6 hours) after the 18-hour Intro. (There is no exam for Grades 1 or 2, only the training requirement.)
- For Grade 3 or 4, you’ll need 2 additional days of training (9-12 hours) after the 18-hour Intro plus an exam. The exam is offered by the NCOWCICB on a different date.
- Inspectors: After the school, you’ll need to pass an exam to finish your certification. The exam is offered by the NCOWCICB on a different date.
- Installers: Grade 1 and 2 Installers need 3 hours/year. Grade 3 and 4 Installers need 6 hours/year.
- Inspectors: Inspectors need 6 hours/year.
Additional Training Options
This course introduces students to the basics of onsite wastewater and illustrates how septic systems function. You will learn the most important points about installing gravity distribution septic systems and how to use Best Management Practices for system installation to increase the lifespan of your clients’ septic systems.
May 19-21, 2021 (Raleigh) Full
June 8-10, 2021 (Raleigh) Full
Aug 30-Sep 1, 2021 (Raleigh)
Nov 8-10, 2021 (Mills River)
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2021 (Raleigh
Call or email to be placed on the waiting list for Raleigh or Mills River.
We are working through the waiting lists now to register for the upcoming workshops.
Payable to NCSU
Proper inspections are key to ensuring an onsite system is acceptable for property transfer or adding on to an existing structure. This school was designed specifically to teach individuals how to properly perform property transfer inspections and prepare them for the certification exam offered by the NCOWCICB.
May 6-7, 2021 (Raleigh)
Dec 13-14, 2021 (Raleigh)
Continuing Education Options:
3-hour and 6-hour courses can be found on this webpage:
NCOWCICB Exam Information
Visit the NCOWCICB website for exam dates and the exam registration form.
Registration fees include course materials, bottled water, lunch each day, and a certificate of attendance.
Raleigh Classroom Address:
Fletcher Classroom Address:
Mountain Horticultural Crops Ext Ctr