Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training - ROWP Certification Support

We offer live, face-to-face courses to prepare applicants for certification as a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP).

 

EQUIP OS110 -  ROWP Certification Prep  

The purpose of this three day course is to launch your application to the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) for certification as a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP).

The primary focus is the ASTTBC Jurisprudence exam - a condition of certification for all ROWP categories. The exam will be delivered to participants by ASTTBC staff at the end of the course.

Key content includes the Sewerage System Regulation, ASTTBC Policies and Practice Guidelines, and an introduction to the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual.

Launching your ASTTBC application and successfully completing the Jurisprudence Exam qualifies you for ROWP -Provisional certification by ASTTBC (subject to approval of your application by ASTTBC).

After successful completion of the ASTTBC Jurisprudence exam, applicants are required to demonstrate (to ASTTBC) specific occupational competencies for either Installation, Planning, Maintenance Provider or Private Inspector endorsements. We provide courses for each of those endorsement categories, as listed below.

See detailed course descriptions within the SERVICES page.

 

EQUIP OS120 - Installation Intro

The purpose of this two day course is to support your application to ASTTBC for the ROWP - Installer endorsement.

Participants will become familiar with the essential skills and knowledge (competencies) required by the ASTTBC as a condition of ROWP - Installer certification.

Key content includes the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual section II- 6 Specification and Installation Standards.

Students are encouraged to complete OS110 - ROWP Certification Prep in advance.

See detailed course descriptions within the SERVICES page.

 

EQUIP OS130 - Planning Intro

The purpose of this five day course is to support your application to ASTTBC for the ROWP - Planner endorsement.

Participants will become familiar with the occupational competencies required by ASTTBC for the ROWP - Planner endorsement.

We will cover the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual standards and guidelines for planning, and introduce best practices for site/soil assessment and on site sewerage design. Participants will complete designs for a simple gravity dispersal system and a conventional pressure distribution system.

After this course, you will need to continue self-learning strategies and experiential learning … including submission to ASTTBC of at least three planning work examples.

See detailed course descriptions within the SERVICES page.

 

EQUIP OS140 - Maintenance Intro

The purpose of this five day course is to support your application to ASTTBC for the ROWP - Maintenance Provider endorsement.

Participants will become familiar with the occupational competencies required by ASTTBC for the ROWP - Maintenance Provider endorsement.

We will cover the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual standards and guidelines for maintenance, and introduce best practices for maintenance and monitoring services including trouble shooting and component repair. Participants will complete maintenance service reports for a simple gravity dispersal system, a conventional pressure distribution system and a system using type 2 treatment.

After this course, you will need to continue self-learning strategies and experiential learning - including provision of maintenance services in the field. You will need to submit at least five work examples to ASTTBC demonstrating maintenance of on site sewerage systems in compliance with applicable standards.

See detailed course descriptions within the SERVICES page.

Personalized mentoring for ROWP Certification applicants

ROWP certification requirements are complex. One-on-one assistance by a qualified mentor is critical. We can help.

We have fully qualified Authorized Persons to provide individualized mentoring and technical support to help you achieve the requirements for Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner certification. We provide guidance for your development of the required work example submissions - ensuring you achieve compliance with sewerage standards and ASTTBC Practice Guidelines.

We can connect you with Authorized Persons in your area to provide the required oversight and supervision while you gain the mandatory experience for certification.

Continuing professional development, technical support for onsite sewerage

Our group of industry leading Practitioners and Professionals are ready to answer your technical enquiries regarding onsite sewerage. Turn to us for technical support and professional development.

Do you have a specific question about standards of practice? Our team includes the authors of the BC Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual and other experienced reviewers, trainers and mentors. Contact us for any technical enquiry related to onsite sewerage standards and guidelines.

Designing a sand mound for the first time? Want to try a drip dispersal system? Our team can provide the expertise you need.

Why train with us?

Jim is recognized as a leading instructor in the BC onsite wastewater industry. Here's why:

  • Over 40 years experience as a sewerage system contractor.
  • Over 15 years experience as a professional educator and curriculum developer.
  • Over 10 years on the ASTTBC team, first as Certification Board member and Chair, then as Compliance Officer, and recently as the Manager - Onsite Wastewater Registrations Program.
  • Team member for development of the Ministry of Health's Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual.
  • Developed and instructed the mandatory orientation course for Version 3 of the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual, over 300 participants in 14 locations.
  • Team member for development of the ASTTBC ROWP Certification Policy and Practice Guidelines.
  • Main provider of ASTTBC application support and mentoring for ROWP applicants.
  • Delivered ROWP certification instruction to over 150 participants.
  • Delivered The Industry Training Association courses for Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate of Qualification to over 500 participants.
  • Jim has assembled a team of leading subject matter experts to participate as instructors and curriculum developers.

Ownership

This website is owned and operated by Jim Andersen Ltd., Incorporation Number BC0732295.

For training and curriculum development, we are doing business as EQUIP Training.

Jim Andersen Ltd. has been incorporated since 2005, preceded by other corporate and proprietorship identities dating back to 1977.

Jim Andersen Ltd. has no direct affiliation with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (the certifying body for Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners).

Next Steps...

We value one-one-contact. Please don't hesitate to call or email us for discussion about your pathway to ROWP certification or your professional development needs.