The LILWA cetification consists of training and examination. The training certificate is valid for 2-years and provides companies and their technicians with leading edge skills and training wthin strict industry standards for safety, professionalism and environmental issues as set forth by the Long Island Liquid Waste Association.
As a Suffolk County licensed septic company, if you have not yet, you will be receiving a letter from the County explaining newly adopted septic license requirements. All new and renewal applicants must meet the new qualifications and acquire the appropriate training for the endorsement(s) they require.

The Suffolk County Legislature amended the Suffolk County Septic Code in an effort to further protect public health and water quality. Those septic companies applying for or renewing their license after June 23, 2016 should be prepared to comply with the new regulations.

The LILWA registration form and the LILWA study guide are available at the bottom of this page

The following table designates the endorsements and present Suffolk County approved training programs offered by the Long Island Liquid Waste Association and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in cooperation with the University of Rhode Island New England Onsite Wastewater training Program.
Endorsements
Approved Training Programs
1: Septic Tank Plumbing, Cleaning, and Maintenance LILWA Certification
2: Grease Trap/ Grease Interceptor Cleaning and Maintenance LILWA Certification
3: Yellow Grease/Fryer Oil Collection LILWA Certification
4: Temporary Restroom Facilities LILWA Certification & OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
5: Waste Line Cleaning and Inspection LILWA Certification
6: Bulk Liquid Waste Transportation LILWA Certification
7: Vactor (pump/vacuum) Services LILWA Certification
8: Conventional Septic System Maintenance Inspector INSP100: Conventional System Inspection
9: Conventional Septic System Installation LILWA Certification
10: Innovative and Alternative Treatment System Installer Requires possession of Endorsement I Conventional Septic System Installation AND installation training certification from manufacturer of specific technologies being installed. OWT 105: I/A System Overview
11: Innovative and Alternative Treatment System Service Provider Requires certification from manufacturer of all technologies to be serviced. OWT 105: I/A System Overview
The LILWA Certification program has been recommended by Suffolk County to fulfill the qualifications for endorsements 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 9. It is a 4 credit hour open book test, designed to educate those applying for or renewing a Suffolk County Septic License. The course schedule is below and the fee is $100 per person. Certification is scheduled for 4 times per year 2 sessions, morning and afternoon each date.
LILWA Certification Schedule 2018

Sessions
February 12, 2018
May 7, 2018
August 6, 2018
November 14, 2018
Morning
9 AM-12 Noon
9 AM-12 Noon
9 AM-12 Noon
9 AM-12 Noon
Afternoon
1 PM-3 PM
1 PM-3 PM
1 PM-3 PM
1 PM-3 PM

Seating is limited, we are now accepting registrations for the 2018 sessions

LILWA membership is not required for certification

If you have any questions, please call the LILWA office at (631) 585-0448

The LILWA Certification classes are administered at:
The H. Lee Dennison Building, Room 182 Ground Floor South Entrance
100 Veterans Memorial Highway Room 182
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Click on the image to download a Certification Registration Form or
Study Guide in PDF format.
LILWA Registration Form 2018
LILWA Study Guide
Color The Suffolk County Department of Health Services in cooperation with the University of Rhode Island training Program is also offering the following courses to fulfill the qualifications for endorsements 9 and 10.
Please refer to:

Suffolk County Department of Labor,

Licensing and Consumer Affairs for details:

www.suffolkcountyny.gov/consumeraffairs

or (631) 852-5808

Innovative & Alternative System Classes & Registration
Conventional System Classes & Registration
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