Septic System Homeowner Training

In Whatcom County property owners can complete evaluations of their septic systems if they become trained and certified to perform septic system evaluations.

When you take our free training in person or online, you will be certified to evaluate your own system. You can save money and have confidence knowing how your septic system works.

If your system is not eligible for homeowner evaluation or you simply don’t want to do it yourself, this class is still for you. The training covers the way septic systems work and provides tips for proper maintenance. You will leave feeling good about understanding how this expensive and important piece of your property works.

When you complete the training in person, you also qualify to apply for rebates on repairs or maintenance costs for your septic system.

Homeowners who took this class said:

"This was enormously helpful. I know 100% more about my system than I did when I arrived."

"Really good class, pictures were great, speaker was knowledgeable."

"Very informative"


Some septic system types require professional inspection and can't be self-evaluated. Contact us to learn more. 

There are two ways to become certified to evaluate your own septic system: in-person or online.

  1. In-person Workshop
  2. Online Training

Upcoming Homeowner Trainings: 

  • March 20, 2024. 10am - 12pm at the Ferndale WECU
  • May 4, 2024. 8am - 10am at the Glen at Maple Falls (residents only)
  • May 11, 2024. 10am - 12pm at the Point Roberts Community Center
  • August 17, 2024. 10am - 12pm at the Point Roberts Community Center

To sign up:

Visit: or call 360-778-6000

Training Location Addresses:

East Whatcom County Regional Resource Center
8251 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, WA 98266

Ferndale WECU
5659 Barrett Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248

Point Roberts Community Center
1487 Gulf Rd Point Roberts, WA 98281

The Glen at Maple Falls (Fireside Lodge)
7159 Mount Baker Highway, Deming WA 98244