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Programs - Onsite Sewage (Septic) Systems - HomeOwner Septic Training Program - Septic 101

Septic 101

Remember, if you  want to become certified to evaluate your own system:  you must complete Septic 101 and Septic 201 and own a Conventional Gravity or Conventional Pump system.  (All other system types require professional evaluation) 

The first step in the HOST program is to complete Septic 101.  You can do this in two ways:  View it online or attend a class.  See below.

1.  View it online   

This thirty minute video covers the basics of septic systems.  Using desktop speakers are best to hear the narration.  There is an exam at the end of the presentation.  After completing the exam, you will be able to print a certificate of completion of Septic 101.  The name will be entered into our database automatically for verification.  Then you'll be ready to view the Inspection Tutorial Video and attend Septic 201. 

    *Make sure "pop up" blocker is turned off to print certificate.

    *Mac users:  If you use a Mac, you will need to download the Silverlight Plug-in to watch the video.  If you have Flip 4 Mac on your computer, this can cause some communication problems.  Uninstalling Flip 4 Mac may be necessary.  If you continue to have problems, contact us and we will try to get it resolved.  Thanks.


2.  Attend a class. 

In partnership with WSU Island County Extension, the class is offered at different locations throughout the county and covers the basics of caring and maintaining your system.

Click on a date below to register.  You will be routed to an external website to provide some basic information.  Thank you for your interest in Septic 101.

Whidbey Island

All 101 classes have been completed for 2013. Please take HOST 101 online.
Whidbey Island Septic 101 classes are held (unless otherwise noted) at: 
Coupeville Rec Hall 
901 Northwest Alexander Street
Coupeville, WA 98239

Camano Island

All 101 classes have been completed for 2013. Please take HOST 101 online.

All Camano Island Septic 101 classes are held at:
Camano Island Senior and Community Center
606 Arrowhead Road
Camano Island, WA 98282