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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel 
1741 Papermill Road
Reading, PA 19610

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Mark Mitman, Administrator 
PA Septage Management Association 

PSMA Spring Training Event 2018

Keep up with your PSMA Inspector Certification or Gain a New Professional Designation.
Join PSMA for its annual Spring Training Event to be held March 27-28, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel, 1741 Papermill Rd, Reading (Wyomissing), PA.  Sign up today for the PSMA/NOF 101, PSMA/NOF 102, or SR1 nspector Certification Training Course.
For more information about each course schedule & overnight lodging, please refer to the Spring Training brochure located on our website.  Online registration closes March 22nd.
Overnight Lodging: If you require overnight lodgint at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, please call the hotel at (877) 814-2538 to make reservation.  Remember to mention the PSMA event to obtain discounted room rates ($94 per night).  Hotel discount ends Mar. 19th.
Which Course is Right For You?
All new inspection trainees must take PSMA/NOF-101. If you are certified but have only limited field experience, and need to brush up on the very basic concepts, PSMA/NOF-101 is the right choice to meet your beginner needs. Because PSMA/NOF-101 is for beginners, trainees are limited to two consecutive attendances. If you are certified and use or have used the Standards at times in the past, the PSMA/NOF-102 is more appropriate.  PSMA/NOF SR1 is for those inspectors who are enrolled in the Continuing Education Program. If you are an experienced inspector and have already completed your PSMA/NOF-102, this is the right choice for you!
Please Note: The skills of reading and writing are required prerequisites for training and for all candidates who will take the PSMA/NOF certification exam. PSMA/NOF-certified inspectors must be able to follow written instructions, record field measurements, write answers to questions and draw conclusions. Trainees must be able to complete the training and the exam without reading or writing assistance. Persons with disabilities should notify the PSMAOffice in advance of the session, and reasonable accommodations will be made to assist in facilitating your participation.
All trainees should bring materials to take notes. A calculator will be beneficial.  If you have inspection tools such as probe rods, flashlight, mirror, tape measure and gloves, please bring them. Both 101 and 102 include a field trip to nearby onlot systems with hands-on application of inspection skills. The field activity on Day 2 operates rain or shine. Dress appropriately for field conditions; bring a change of shoes.
In order to register for one of the inspection certification courses, your company must be a member of PSMA.  If you need to join or renew your PSMA membership, you can complete an online application at the PSMA website HERE.
101 Basic Onlot Wastewater Treatment Systems Inspection Certification
This two-day beginner’s course covers the PSMA/NOF Inspection Standards. Subjects covered include: system permitting and operations history, basic system components, the basics to locating systems, basics to recognizing problems, analysis of inspection results and evaluation report writing. Individuals who complete the course work and achieve a passing grade on the post-training exam become 101 certified. PSMA-NOF Inspection Standards can then be used under a limited license agreement.
102 Advanced Onlot Wastewater Treatment Systems Inspection Certification
This two-day course is available to PSMA/NOF-certified inspectors.  It builds upon PSMA/NOF-101 and covers subjects which include inspecting “standard” and “alternate” systems, problem-solving techniques and case studies focusing on standard and difficult systems. Participants should have at least one year’s experience inspecting onlot systems through the application of the PSMA/NOF Inspection Standards. Participants must have completed PSMA/NOF-101.
SR1 Standards Refresher
This half-day course (Wed AM only) is an intensive exploration of the PSMA/NOF Inspection Standards. PSMA/NOF–SR1 focuses on amendments to the Inspection Standards, understanding and interpreting field observations and data and drawing conclusions. Class discussion and participant questions are also key components. Only inspectors who have successfully completed 101 and 102, and who have entered the Continuing Ed Program are eligible to participate. SR1 inspectors are required to earn 16 CE credits during a 2-year term period. This program encourages inspectors to continue to learn by attending multiple events throughout each two year cycle.
Ready to sign up for a training course?  Click below to register online.  You can pay by check or credit card.