Training information

Title 5 requires system inspectors to obtain continuing education units to maintain their license. McIntyre Engineering has obtained DEP approval of two courses designed to provide practical guidance to the licensed system inspector. These courses are scheduled periodically so please contact us for the current schedule.

Title 5 Inspector Refresher (T509-0075)

Highlight of the course topics include:

  • How septic systems function
  • Why inspections are necessary
  • Conducting research prior to the field inspection
  • Performing the field inspection
  • Evaluating failure criteria
  • Determining seasonal high groundwater
  • Properly filling out the DEP forms

This course is approved by DEP for 3.0 Training Contact Hours.

Inspecting Septic Systems in Massachusetts (T509-0077)

Highlight of the course topics include:

  • How septic systems function
  • Types of Residential systems normally encountered
  • Why inspections are necessary
  • When do systems need inspections
  • Conducting research prior to the field inspection
  • Performing the field inspection
  • Evaluating failure criteria
  • Determining seasonal high groundwater
  • Properly filling out the DEP forms
  • Innovative system inspections
  • Safety
  • Customer service for the system inspector

This course is approved by DEP for 7.0 Training Contact Hours.

Liability Issues for the System Inspector (T510-0003)

This course is designed to provide insights into the unique liability issues of those performing Title 5 inspections from attorneys and engineers practicing in this field.

Highlights of the topics to be covered:

  • Establishing a contract with the homeowner
  • Performing proper research prior to your inspection
  • What is "Best Professional Judgment"
  • What is "Reasonable Professional Effort"
  • Reporting your Findings
  • Understanding your liability to a Buyer and Seller
    • This course is approved by DEP for 3.0 Training Contact Hours.