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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm CST


Presented by
Frank Aguirre

Learn the difference between residential and commercial strength wastewater, how loads are
calculated, how systems are typed and sized. Discuss design and installation of systems, and
how to manage, monitor, and maintain systems.


 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:      (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.20 CEUs (Sitework)


Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in NJ or TN, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Only AIA HSW-approved courses qualify for New York engineering credit.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Frank Aguirre

President of Frank Aguirre & Associates, Inc. San Antonio
Mr. Aguirre, owner of Septic Systems Express, Septic System Designs Of Texas and Texas Septic Systems Council, has been designing and inspecting septic systems since 1975. During that time, he has served on the board of directors for the National On-site Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA), and he has served as president of the Texas On-site Wastewater Association. Mr. Aguirre founded the Alamo On-site Wastewater Association and the Alamo Water & Wastewater Analysts Association. He has designed over 30,000 septic systems and is the only person in the country that has organized and sponsored a national conference specifically on how to design a septic system for a restaurant (high strength wastewater). He has been a licensed sanitarian since 1968. Mr. Aguirre received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and his master’s degree in Educational Psychology. Septic Systems Express designs and inspects septic systems throughout south-central Texas. He is a professional speaker and lives, part-time, in Manhattan.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Focus on Septic System Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines wastewater characteristics and impacts to public health and environmental quality, onsite wastewater general procedures and the responsibilities of various players, calculation of loading rates, how systems are typed and sized, design procedures for residential vs. commercial systems, an overview of installation procedures, and management, monitoring and maintenance requirements.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define on-site wastewater and differentiate between residential strength wastewater and high strength commercial wastewater.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain how loading rates are calculated for both residential and commercial septic systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how to select the appropriate type of on-site wastewater system and describe the process by which septic systems are sized.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will able to examine and discuss the overall procedure for designing and installing septic systems, and identify requirements for management, monitoring and maintenance common to every system.

LUs: 2                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with septic systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/09/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.