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Accelerated Certification Training (ACT)

Contact the Statewide Headquarters of the Onsite Sewage Program

  •  850-245-4250



    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. 

Application Process for Environmental Health Professional Certification
April 16, 2007 memo outlining the requirements for initial certification in OSTDS and in Food Hygiene.

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

Modified agendas for use during the June 2020 ACT are below.  The webinar is for all registered participants and occurs the week of June 8-12.  FOWA will assign you to one of two groups for the hands-on portion at the training center the week of June 15-18:

  • Webinar Agenda:
    • Day 1 (Master Contractor Part I) – June 8, 2020
    • Day 2 and 3 (Master Contractor Part II) – June 9 and 10, 2020
    • Day 4 and 5 (Master Contractor Part III) – June 11 and 12, 2020
  • Training Center Hands-On Class Agenda:
    • Cohort 1:
      • Day1 (Master Contractor Part I and III) – June 15, 2020
      • Day 2 (Master Contractor Part II) – June 16, 2020
    • Cohort 2:
      • Day3 (Master Contractor Part II) – June 17, 2020
      • Day 4 (Master Contractor Part I and III) – June 18, 2020


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.