PASEO is a DEP-approved training sponsor  (ID # 87).  Periodically throughout the year, we offer SEO training courses to both members and non-members. Space is limited at all training course to the first 40 registrants. (Current COVID-19 indoor gathering size restrictions may further limit course sizes.)

** See important note about COVID-19 Safety & PASEO’s training offerings at the bottom of this page. **


Do you want to support PASEO’s education program by becoming a 2021 Training Sponsor?  Showcase your company to the SEO community through one of the three different sponsorship opportunities!  Click HERE to download the sponsorship registration form.


SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING  IN-PERSON 2021 SEO TRAINING COURSES
Click on the course name below to register for a course. See below the schedule for course descriptions and credits.
Download a brochure of the training courses.

Thu, October 28, 2021
8:30am-12:00pm – Ecoflo in PA – Coco Biofilters – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
1:00pm-3:00pm – NOREWCO Course – $60 mbr / $70 non-mbr
Holiday Inn Express, 18240 Conneaut Lake Rd, Meadville, PA 16335
Hotel phone: (814) 724-6012; Hotel website


TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS…

INSTALLATION OF ONSITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS TRAINING COURSE (2 days) – $295
PA DEP Training Course #12-0087; Total 12 SEO CEUs
Includes lunch on both days.

This course will educate installers in proper design and installation of septic systems so that systems operate effectively upon startup and are accessible for regular service over the life of the system. Topics covered will include: Industry Integrity, Installation Safety, Soils and Site Evaluation, Materials and Techniques, Installation Planning, Distribution Pressure and Gravity Systems, Tanks, Installation Piping, and Pumps & Controls. Successful completion will result in the individual being listed on DEP’s website as having completed the installation course. The course is entirely classroom based.  There is no test; however, there is homework between day 1 and day 2.


SERIES OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING COURSES (full day) – $180 mbr / $210 non-mbr
Total 6 SEO CEUs
This full-day series of O&M courses consists of four separate 1.5 hour training courses.  Lunch is on your own.

System Operation and Maintenance- It’s More Than Just Tank Pumping  (#1003SMGT-0087CLRM) – Providing proper and routine maintenance for all types of onlot sewage disposal systems is the key to long term system functioning.   This short course on routine system operation and maintenance will focus on standard septic tank systems for single family residential use.    The course will discuss why maintenance is important and will review the key elements of sound operation and maintenance such as inspection of all system components, tank pumping, efficient water use, proper waste disposal, and protection of the absorption area.  Homeowner education will be emphasized including topics such as use of garbage disposals, tank additives, water softeners, and more. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

Maintaining a Residential Jet BAT Media Plant (#1012TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of maintaining all components of an onlot sewage disposal system cannot be overemphasized. This short course will focus on system operation and maintenance for a residential Jet BAT Media plant. The course will briefly summarize the basic components and operation of the media plant and will then focus on detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Jet BAT media plant. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

Advantex® Treatment Systems in PA- Maintenance Provisions for the SEO (#1010TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of system maintenance cannot be overstated and is the key to long term system functioning. Acknowledging the fact that all systems and all system components require maintenance, this short course on operation and maintenance will focus on the Orenco Advantex Treatment System. The course will briefly summarize the Adantex treatment system, how it works, and the current maintenance measures required in PA by the system’s alternate listing. The course will then focus on more detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Advantex system. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

PercRIte® Drip Dispersal- Operation and Maintenance (#1011TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of system maintenance cannot be overstated and is the key to long term system functioning.   The need for system maintenance, meaning maintenance beyond pumping, is not unique to alternate systems but should be performed on all types of onlot sewage treatment and dispersal systems.  This short course on system operation and maintenance will focus on the PercRite drip systems, both the drip systems and the Micromound systems.  We will first briefly summarize these two (2) systems describing their basic components and how/when they are used in PA.   We will discuss what is currently required in PA by the respective system’s alternate listing.    And then we will go on to discuss the detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the PercRite drip systems. (1.5 SEO CEUs)


ECOFLO IN PA – COCO BIOFILTER – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1008TECH-0087CLRM; 3 SEO CEUs

Ecoflo Biofilters are advanced treatment systems that have been approved for use in PA as alternate systems. The focus of this half day, 3- SEO credit course will be the new EC7 Coco filter models. The course will provide a technical overview of the coco filter system andH its performance in reducing BOD5 and TSS. General system design standards for both plastic and concrete tanks will be presented along with absorption area sizing criteria. Construction and installation techniques will be reviewed along with permitting guidance, as well as system operation and maintenance requirements.


ALL ABOUT AT-GRADE ABSORPTION AREAS – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1014TECH-0087CLRM; 3 SEO CEUs

At-grade absorption areas are an alternative to elevated sand mound systems and are approved for use in PA as an alternate system. The focus of this half day, 3-credit course will be to describe the technical concept and site testing requirements for at-grade absorption areas particularly in comparison to elevated sand mound systems. General design criteria will be presented as well as more detailed absorption area design elements for both the level and sloped at-grade absorption areas. The importance of equalizing flows for sloped systems will be discussed as well as construction and installation techniques, SEO inspections, and system maintenance.


DOSING – IT’S A MATTER OF TIME – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1005HYDR-0087; 3 SEO CEUs

The distribution of effluent throughout onsite systems does impact the long-term performance of the drainfield. This course will summarize how effluent is really distributed in gravity and pressure dosed systems with emphasis on the biomat development and long- term soil acceptance. Various concepts of dosing will be discussed focusing on time dosing and how it promotes system performance. Attendees will learn simplistic ways to incorporate time-dosing into any onlot system design and will see how time-dosing can be a good insurance policy for homeowners for system maintenance and troubleshooting.


MIRCROMOUND DESIGN REVIEW & INSTALLATION INSPECTION – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1004TECH-0087CLRM; 3 SEO CEUs

It is essential that SEOs have working knowledge of the approved alternate systems used in PA. This course will review the alternate system listing for this technology and educate SEOs about the design and installation of the American PercRite micromound system. Part 1 of the course will review the basic siting and design requirements and the details of sand and drip tubing placement. Operational design calculations will also be demonstrated. Part 2 of the course defines manufacturer and SEO responsibilities and then focusses on critical elements of the SEO inspection of a micromound installation.


MORPHOLOGICAL SOIL INVESTIGATIONS FOR SEOs – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1001SOIL-0087CLRM ;3 SEO CEUs

Many of the alternative system technologies require a morphological soil investigation conducted by an approved soil scientist prior to system permitting by the SEO. This course will educate SEOs about the various technical components that a soil scientist undertakes as part of a morphological soil evaluation. The course will better equip SEOs with further knowledge of soils to assist in their review and permitting of various onlot sewage disposal systems, both conventional and alternate technologies.


AMERICAN PERCRITE® DRIP DISPERSAL – DESIGN REVIEW & INSTALLATION INSPECTION – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1009TECH-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs

This course will educate SEOs about the design review and installation inspections for the American PercRite drip dispersal technology.   Part 1 of the course will review the basic siting and design requirements.  Operational design calculations will be demonstrated including a design review worksheet.    Part 2 of the course defines manufacturer and SEO responsibilities and then focusses on critical elements of the SEO inspection of a drip installation.


PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION – UNDERSTANDING DEMAND DOSING, TIME DOSING, AND FLOW EQUALIZATION – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1001HYDR-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs

This course will educate Sewage Enforcement Officers with the overall concept of dosing pressure distribution systems and how dosing can promote long term functioning of the absorption areas. The course describes differences with demand dosing, time dosing, and flow equalization, and presents the advantages and disadvantages of each. The course will review the overall dosing requirements for Chapter 73 pressure dosed systems and the alternate system listing for the use of flow equalization in PA. Typical design scenarios will be reviewed for demand and time dosing as well as for flow equalization situations, so that the SEO can acquire experience in reviewing and determining compliance with PA standards. Attendees will learn how various control panels are designed to facilitate dosing schemes and also to provide useful information for ongoing system operations. The use of standard spreadsheets will also be introduced to help facilitate SEO design reviews.


WATERTIGHT TANK INSTALLATION – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1004HYDR-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs

Septic tanks are probably the most important single component of an onsite sewage system.  This course will review the functioning of septic tanks in onsite wastewater systems and the importance of providing watertight tanks.   The course will present the advances in tank construction over the years for both concrete and plastic tanks and will discuss the importance of using quality tanks and proper installation techniques.   The course will emphasize sound installation practices including tank buoyancy considerations and water tightness testing of tanks.


ELJEN GEOTEXTILE SAND FILTER SYSTEMS – $90 mbr / $105 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #1002TECH-0087CLRM; 3 SEO CEUs

This course will educate and familiarize SEOs with the approval for use of the Eljen GSF, the site/soil siting criteria and manufacturer’s design and application requirements. This alternate classification permits the use of the Eljen GSF as an advanced treatment technology used on specific sites as applicable for performance, aesthetic, accessibility and enhanced placement reasons. Following completion of this course, SEO’s will have independent permitting authority for this alternate technology.


NORWECO TRAINING – $60 mbr / $70 non-mbr
DEP Training Course #262-0013 ; 2 SEO CEUs

This 2 hour course will discuss the combination of a NORWECO Singulair ATU and the Bio-Film Reactor. Pennsylvania DEP has established this alternative technology suitable for at-grade beds. This combination of treatment has become one of the leading options in the state for designers, contractors, homeowners and SEOs. Come learn about this product and the benefits of working with such a proven treatment system.


Who qualifies for the “member” rate?  Current PASEO members are eligible to pay the discounted rate for the training courses.  PASEO is please to also extend this member discount to those members of PSMA, POWRA, and PAPSS.  When checking out, please indicate your affiliation so that we can verify that you qualify.  The 2-day Installation of Onsite Wastewater Systems course does not have a member discounted price.


IMPORTANT NOTE:   All training classrooms will be set up with social distancing in mind.  Our aim is to have no more than two people per 6-foot table with each table spaced 6-feet away from any other table.  We will be observing whatever COVID-19 related policies and/or health orders are in place by the hosting hotel as well as the local government jurisdiction at the time of training.  At a minimum, you should expect to be properly masked while in the hotel.   When registering for any training course, you will be required to agree to a COVID-19 liability waiver.

If you experience any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste/smell, or any other symptom normally associated with COVID-19; have been exposed to someone with a suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19; been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet been cleared by local health professionals as non-contagious; and/or have traveled within 14 days prior to the training event to a area highly impacted by the COVID-19 virus, PASEO asks you to not attend the training event.  We will refund your registration fee in total up to and including the day of training.


*** All information, exact timing, and prices are tentative and subject to change. ***