Jim Hiking

Our Approach

We deliver training that works … training that delivers the requirements for certification as a ROWP and prepares you to work successfully in the BC onsite sewerage industry.

You expect good value for your training investment. We deliver training that is engaging, purposeful and effective. Our curriculum is laser-focused on the specific requirements for ROWP certification.

Quality instruction and professionally developed curriculum ensures you get the value you expect from your investment in training.

Jim and Dad 1976.
Jim and Dad 1976.

Our Story

Jim began installing septic systems as a nine year old kid in the late 60's. In 1977 he began full time work within the family excavating business, as a septic system installer, equipment operator and eventually - managing partner. He earned a Diploma of Technology in Operations Management from BCIT. In 1993 he started his own company, with a primary focus on sewerage design and installations. His firm continues to provide sewerage services, primarily on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. He holds ROWP certification as a Planner, Installer, Maintenance Provider and Private Inspector.

By 2003 he was also working for Vancouver Island University as an instructor in their heavy equipment operator program. While at VIU, he earned the Provincial Instructor Diploma. This led to curriculum development and instruction of the Industry Training Authority's Certificate of Qualification programs for Heavy Equipment Operator, Utilities Installer/Grade Person and Asphalt Laydown Technician. He instructed these programs to over 500 students for a variety of clients including Northwest Community College, Gitxaala First Nation, BC Aboriginal Mining Training Association, Abbotsford School District and Thompson Rivers University. After the launch of the new Sewerage System Regulation in 2005 he began teaching onsite wastewater courses for industry groups, with delivery to at least 180 students. In 2015 he instructed the mandatory Standard Practice Manual Version 3 orientation course in 14 locations across the province.