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Nova Scotia Environment

Septic System Installer Licence

Who Needs This Licence?

Anyone who wants to install septic systems (on-site sewage disposal systems) in Nova Scotia

Issuing Department / Agency:

Nova Scotia Environment

Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?

Any Regional or District Office of Environment closest to the business or place of operation.

Application Forms & Process:

For first time applicants, see Information Package for this certification which explains the application process. The Training Request Form must be submitted along with the education requirements to initiate the process.

Applicants must successfully complete a course of instruction, conducted by an outside agency, recognized by NSE. Once NSE receives confirmation of successful completion of course from the recognized agency; an application form will be forwarded to the applicant.

Expiry & Renewal:

The certificate of qualification is valid from June to May with an annual renewal

Price: (No tax is charged)

New Application & Renewal Fees:
$166.05 per year

Please make cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance.

Related Requirements:
  1. Successful completion of an installers course;
  2. Applicant must provide valid Commercial Liability Insurance;
  3. For re-certification each on-site septic installer must collect 100 continuing education points over a four year period in order to remain qualified to hold a certificate of qualification. See Waste Water Nova Scotia website for details.
Legislative Authority:
Environment Act, Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1994-95, Chapter 1, On-site Sewage Disposal Systems Regulations

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