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Accelerated Certification Training (ACT)

Contact the Statewide Headquarters of the Onsite Sewage Program

  •  850-245-4070



    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Environmental Health, Onsite Sewage Programs 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710 

Before registering for the accelerated OSTDS courses, you must submit your certification application to the state health office (see forms below).

All materials below are in Portable Document format (pdf) and are less than 10 mb in size, unless otherwise specified. 

The application process for Environmental Health Certification is managed by the Florida Department of Health Facilities Program.  For details and to apply

HSES 10-012, Update to Applicable Sections of the Environmental Health Manual 150-4 and Standardization Tools
This memo includes instructions for the correct performance and recording of site evaluations and final inspections. A signed acknowledgement of these procedures is required for all certified health department staff.

Accelerated Certification Training Schedule

Accelerated Certification Training Participation, Attendance, and Conduct Guide

Certification Course Agenda and Documents

As of January 2021, a hybrid version of the Accelerated Certification Training has been implemented, combining prerequisite Webinar Coursework hosted by FOWA with a Hands-On training component.  Agendas for the Hands-On component and a listing of the webinar series for Parts I, II, and III of the ACT is provided below

 The "print version" of the below documents are intended to reduce print costs.  They are in black and white except for those documents where color is necessary to convey information.

ACT Day One: Onsite Wastewater Concepts, Materials, Regulations, and the Application Process (Master Contractor Part I)

ACT Day Two and Three:  Introduction to Florida Soils and the Site Evaluation Process  (Master Contractor Part II) (all are pdfs and open in a new window)

ACT Day Four and Five: Construction and Operating Permits, Contractor Registration and Enforcement (Master Contractor Part III)

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.Some of the PDF files are zipped to make them faster to download. You may need WinZip to decompress them prior to reading them.