Massachusetts

Enviro-Septic® is a cost-effective new or replacement wastewater treatment system for the State of Massachusetts.

Certification Training Classes

Presby Environmental and the Massachusetts DEP require all designers and installers of this system to be certified. It is highly recommended that those involved in the approval/permitting process also attend. Certification is obtained by attending the “Enviro-Septic® Designer and Installer Certification Course” presented by Presby Environmental, Inc., or its sanctioned representatives. To view the class schedule and certification options click on the ‘Training and Certification’ tab above.

CEUs/ TCHs May Apply

If not listed below, please contact the agency (requiring continuing education credits) directly to verify whether or not credit is offered for this course.

Credit currently offered by:

  • Berkshire County Board of Health: Annual Installer recertification
  • NEIWPCC: for both Massachusetts approved System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators, approved course # T507-0015 (2 TCHs)

Manuals and Approvals

Massachusetts Enviro-Septic® Design and Installation Manual 2016 Edition

An explanation of the manual changes since 2006 is available by clicking here.

The  “Enviro-Septic® Wastewater Treatment System Massachusetts Design and Installation Manual” must be used to design/install an Enviro-Septic® system.

Massachusetts Advanced Enviro-Septic® Design and Installation Manual Dec. 2016 Edition

Massachusetts Advanced Enviro-Septic® Design Worksheet 2017 Edition

Massachusetts Advanced Enviro-Septic® STU Equivalent Design and Installation Manual 2016 Edition

Massachusetts Simple-Septic® Design Design and Installation Manual 2016 Edition

Forms and Checklists

Installers of Enviro-Septic® Systems must:

  1. Provide Presby Environmental, Inc., and the local approving authority with a copy of a completed “System Installation Form” for each new or remedial system installed.
  2. Provide the system owner and the local approving authority with a bill of lading certifying that the sand fill meets ASTM C-33 standards.

Designers of Enviro-Septic® Systems must:

  1. Provide the System owner with copies of the State’s Certification for General Use and/or Approval for Remedial Use. Please call Presby Environmental at 800-473-5298 for a copy the State’s Certification for General Use and/or Approval for Remedial Use.
  2. Provide the System owner with a copy of the system “Operating Manual“.
  3. Provide the System owner with a copy of the “Technology Checklist“.

BOH Design Review and Installation Checklist

Click here to download the Mass BOH Design Review and Installation checklist.[XLS file]

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In Massachusetts, certification is required for all designers and installers. The classes are a great way to learn more about our product, even if you are not seeking certification. We strongly recommend regulators involved in the review and inspection of Enviro-Septic® systems take the certification training.


As part of certification, an assessment test is required. This should be taken only after viewing the class videos and reading the Design and Installation Manual. The test is open book and is not timed.  A passing score of 70% is required for certification.


CEUs/ TCHs May Apply

If not listed below, please contact the agency requiring continuing education credits directly to verify whether or not credit is offered for this course.

Credit currently offered by:

  • Berkshire County Board of Health: Annual Installer recertification
  • NEIWPCC: for both Massachusetts approved System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators, approved course # T507-0015 (2 TCHs)

Required Reading

Massachusetts Enviro-Septic® Design and Installation Manual 2016 Edition

Massachusetts Advanced Enviro-Septic® Design and Installation Manual Dec. 2016 Edition

Massachusetts Advanced Enviro-Septic® Design Worksheet 2017 Edition

Massachusetts Advanced Enviro-Septic® STU Equivalent Design and Installation Manual 2016 Edition

Massachusetts Simple-Septic® Design Design and Installation Manual 2016 Edition


Online Certification Classes

(A high speed internet connection is required for online classes. If you don’t have access to high speed, contact us and we’ll send you a DVD. See DVD certification classes section below.)

Online Enviro-Septic® Designer & Installer Certification Training
Online Advanced Enviro-Septic® Designer & Installer Certification Training


DVD Certification Classes

If you do not have a high speed internet connection, we can mail you the presentation in DVD (Formatted for DVD players, IBM PCs and Macs.) The Annual System Inspection video is only available online.

Please complete the following request form: MA Designers & Installers Certification DVD Request


Online Certification Tests

After viewing the reading materials and training videos, follow the link below to the assessment test. We highly recommend that you download and print the Required Reading materials for the open book test which is not timed. If you receive a score of 70% or better, you will be emailed a copy of your Presby Certification Certificate, provided you give correct and accurate contact information to ensure proper certification. Please allow five business days to process your test and deliver your certification.

Massachusetts Enviro-Septic® Online Certification Test

Massachusetts Advanced Enviro-Septic® Certification Test

The assessment test is only offered online. If you have special needs contact our Training Coordinator at 800-473-5298 x26.


Other Videos of Interest:

How to use the Presby AutoLISP routines for creating Presby fields in AutoCAD® compatible programs (available under the Downloads section of our website).

Massachusetts Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association