Virginia Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer License

The Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer License allows you to do the following work:

  • Install, construct, and repair alternative onsite sewage systems

How to Get the Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer License in Virginia?

  1. In order to apply, the candidate must meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Qualification 1
      • Prerequisites
        • Be an employee, director, owner, or officer of a properly licensed contractor with a sewage disposal system (SDS) specialty
      • No education required
      • Documented qualifying experience
        • Have two years of full-time experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems, verified by one or more of the following:
          • Alternative onsite soil evaluator
          • Alternative onsite sewage system installer
          • Professional Engineer
          • Authorized onsite soil evaluator
    • Qualification 2
      • Prerequisites
        • Be an employee, owner, director, or officer of a properly licensed contractor with a sewage disposal system (SDS) specialty issued by the Virginia Board for Contractors
      • Education Required
        • Have twenty hours of training approved by the board covering the basic installation of alternative onsite sewage systems
      • Documented qualifying experience
        • Have 18 months of full-time experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems, verified by one or more of the following:
          • Alternative onsite soil evaluator
          • Alternative onsite sewage system installer
          • Professional Engineer
          • Authorized onsite soil evaluator
    • Qualification 3
      • No prerequisites are required
      • Education required
        • Have three years of experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems, verified by one or more of the following:
          • Alternative onsite soil evaluator
          • Alternative onsite sewage system installer
          • Professional Engineer
          • Authorized onsite soil evaluator
    • Qualification 4
      • Prerequisites
        • Have an interim alternative onsite sewage system installer or conventional onsite sewage system installer license
      • No education required
      • Documented qualifying experience
        • Have 18 months of full-time experience installing alternative onsite sewage systems, verified by one or more of the following:
          • Alternative onsite soil evaluator
          • Alternative onsite sewage system installer
          • Professional Engineer
          • Authorized onsite soil evaluator
  2. Fill out the experience verification form and attach it to the trade license application
  3. Send these documents to the DPOR Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals:
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, Virginia 23233-1485
    (804) 367-8595
  4. After being approved by the board, apply for the PSI© exam
    • If applying online:
      1. Sign in or create an account in PSI©
      2. Fill out the requested information
      3. Schedule and pay for the test
    • If applying by phone:
  5. After passing successfully, expect the license via mail to the registered address

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Virginia Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer License Exam

Below is all the information related to the trade exam, including the official reference list.

Virginia Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer Trade Exams

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 150 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 45 Questions
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Sewage System Installation (17)
      • Conveyance
      • Dispersal
      • Distribution
      • Watershed protection
      • Pipes & fittings
      • Tank installation
      • Characteristics of wastewater
      • Cartridge filters
      • Treatment
      • System flushing
    • Operating and Maintaining Equipment (5)
      • Electronic testing equipment
      • Flow distribution devices (valves, etc.)
      • Lifting equipment
      • Tanks and infrastructure
      • Pumps, controls, electrical
      • Blowers & compressors
      • Check and evaluate the capacity of the equipment
      • Inspect equipment for abnormal conditions
      • Measure and evaluate the head loss
      • Read and evaluate chart and meter results, gauges
      • Disinfection
      • Leak detection
    • Security & Safety Procedures (6)
      • Pathogens
      • Personal protective equipment
      • Transportation
      • Trench safety
      • Confined space entry
      • Lock-out/tag-out
      • Emergency plans
      • Fire safety
      • Source contamination
      • Chemical handling
      • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) get the item from the operator
    • General Science and Mathematical Principles (9)
      • Mathematics
        • Basic arithmetic
        • Unit conversions
        • Usage of formulas
      • Measurement principles
      • Mechanical principles
      • Principles of electricity
    • Administrative Knowledge and Procedures (6)
      • Recordkeeping
      • Monitoring/reporting requirements
      • Operation and maintenance plan
      • Record and evaluate data
    • Laws and Regulations (17)
      • Standard Practices for Quality
      • State laws relating to licensure
      • Health department regulations
  • PSI© Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer Official Content Outline

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