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Qualified Persons and Installers

Design and Selection by Qualified Persons

In many areas of Nova Scotia, wastewater from a home or business is treated and disposed of by means of an on-site sewage disposal system. Qualified Persons can select and/or design on-site sewage disposal systems, depending on their level of qualification. Selection of an on-site sewage disposal system is made from the On-site Sewage Disposal System Technical Guidelines issued by Nova Scotia Environment.

An approval from Nova Scotia Environment must be obtained prior to the installation of an on-site sewage disposal system.

Qualified Persons Level I can both select and design on-site sewage disposal systems. Qualified Persons Level I carry identification as Professional Engineers registered to practice in Nova Scotia. They have valid liability insurance and have been trained and certified at DalTech on behalf of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia.

Qualified Persons Level II are qualified to select, but NOT design, on-site sewage disposal systems for single family residential dwellings. Qualified Persons Level II carry a Certification of Qualification from Nova Scotia Environment. They are technical persons holding valid liability insurance and have been properly trained and certified.

Search for Qualified Persons Level I, Qualified Persons Level II, or an On-site Installer.

Installers are required to hold a Septic System Installer Licence.

Additional Information

Additional contact information relating to the on-site sewage industry be accessed at Waste Water Nova Scotia's (WWNS) Member Directory.

PLEASE NOTE: Nova Scotia Environment's list includes only those individuals who are currently certified by Nova Scotia Environment. Confirmation of Certificate of Qualification holders is to be obtained by consulting the Nova Scotia Environment list.

In the case of QP1 participants, Nova Scotia Environment maintains a list as a matter of convenience to the public. For a list of all Professional Engineers licenced to practice in Nova Scotia please visit Engineers Nova Scotia.