MPCA Septic Inspector Continuing Education
There is extensive training to become a Certified Septic Inspector
Certified Septic Inspectors must take continuing education to maintain their license. The MPCA requires 18 credits over a three year period. The 18 credits must have at least 6 hours of soil specific training. MPCA requires that all septic inspectors receive six hours of 'hands on' continuing education specifically with soils.
The role of a trained, certified, state licensed septic inspector is to follow the state and county rules for a septic compliance inspection to assure the public that there is no threat to public health. The threat to public health can come from septage discharge above ground and contamination to ground water below the soil surface.