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8:00 – 8:30 am EST
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EST
12:00 – 1:00 pm EST
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:30 pm EST

Presented By

Robert Rubin & Scott Mitchell

Overview of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Technology and operation of conventional wastewater treatment systems
Problems with conventional onsite systems
Recent scientific and technical advances
Performance-based management of systems

Regulation, Permitting and Sustainability of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Federal, state and local regulation of systems
Coordinating system regulation with surface and groundwater regulations
Treatment of systems under LEED certification systems
Permit requirements and procedures
Permitting procedures
Requirements under the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Project

Evaluating Sites and Setting Treatment Goals
System boundaries and loadings
Analyzing the receiving environment
Evaluating landscape and soil types
Nitrogen and pathogen removal
Treatment/removal of phosphorus and other pollutants
Mapping the site

Conventional Treatment System Selection and Design
Factors for selecting and sizing systems
Design considerations
System performance
Initial system design

Alternative and Sustainable Treatment Technologies
Aerobic treatment systems
Peat biofilter wastewater treatment systems
Drip dispersal wastewater disposal systems
Fixed-activated sludge treatment
Recirculating sand filters
Trickling filters
Sequencing batch reactors
Vegetated submerged beds
Enhanced nutrient removal
Stabilization ponds and constructed wetlands

Management Program for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Monitoring of systems
Developing maintenance plans
Inspection procedures
Repair options

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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Sustainability)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed in Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject
to preapproval in Virginia.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this
course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area
of Sustainability (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

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).


Scott Mitchell PE

Scott Mitchell, PE, LSS President at Mitchell Environmental, PA in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Mr. Mitchell is the founder and President of Mitchell Environmental, PA, a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in septic systems, wetlands, and stormwater, through an effective merger of soil science, engineering, and environmental sciences. With over 20 years of experience in land development, Scott is an expert in land use consulting and specializes in advanced onsite wastewater systems, stormwater BMPs, wetland and surface water identification, delineation, impact permitting, and Phase I environmental site assessments. He is a licensed professional engineer and soil scientist and an active member of the Soil Science Society of North Carolina, the Virginia On Site Water Recycling Association (VOWRA), the National On Site Water Recycling Association (NOWRA), and the North Carolina Irrigation Society.

Robert Rubin

Rubin and Associates in Pittsboro, North Carolina
Dr. Rubin is an emeritus professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. He has published in scientific journals and popular press on issues related to wastewater and biosolids treatment, solid waste management, stormwater management and ISO 14000 environmental management systems addressing the animal industry. Dr. Rubin was a visiting scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington D.C. from 1999 through 2005. He was active in development of guidelines for wastewater and biosolids management at USEPA. Dr. Rubin is currently president of A.R. Rubin and Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to evaluation and assessment of sustainable resource management and recovery solutions.

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: Septic System Design, Construction and Maintenance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines onsite wastewater technology, regulations and permitting, sustainability, site evaluation, conventional and alternative technologies and types, and maintenance programs.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference federal, state and local regulations impacting septic systems along with relevant surface and groundwater regulations, and be able to participate in the permitting process.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe at least ten alternative and sustainable onsite wastewater technologies and explain their advantages over conventional systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the technology and operation of conventional onsite wastewater treatment systems, identify their shortcomings, and discuss recent scientific and technical advances.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the onsite wastewater treatment site evaluation process and objectives.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with septic systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/30/2023

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

Webinar Price: $289.00