Installer/Pumper Renewal Information

  • Renewal Requirements (due by 2/28/22)

    Due to Covid challenges and the volume of renewals, there may be delays in processing information and/or in mailing cards and certificates. Please do not procrastinate until the last minute, as that may impact your ability to work after the deadline. 

    • County pumper permit must be current for all pumping companies (contact your county to renew and pay).
    • Must be working under a certified company.
    • Continuing education (Installers = 8 hrs; *Pumpers = 6 hrs).
    • If you were previously certified and have been non-certified for over 2 years, you must reapply and retest. 
    • Companies must pay the State Certification Renewal Fee (pay using link below; $100 late fee if paid after 2/28/22).

    * For Portable Sanitation ONLY companies (no pumping of septic tanks), only one pumper in the company needs to get continuing education. 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: 

    By making a renewal payment and renewing your certification as a DPH Environmental Health Septic Tank Installing or Pumping Company, you agree to the following statements:

    • I nor my employees have violated any of the Department’s Rules and Regulations governing Onsite Sewage Management Systems, Chapter 511-3-1 during the last renewal period.
    • I nor my employees have  received a criminal conviction or have have any pending criminal charges related to on-site services. 
    • I further understand that the company will be held accountable for all violations committed by its employees.
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  • Continuing Education

    Georgia Onsite Wastewater Association (GOWA) 2021-2022 Courses
    Call 706-407-2552 or click here for details and to register.​

    Remaining classes:

    January 21           Canton
    January 27           Albany
    February 3           Alma
    February 11         Cumming

    Southeastern Building Trade Association (online and in-person classes)
    Call 888-882-7282 or click here for details and to register.             

    Soil Science Inc. (in-person classes)
    Call Donnie Bradshaw, 770-307-7311, 6360 Lower Mill Rd, NE; Crawfordville, GA 30631

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  • Fee Amounts

    Pumper Permits (truck inspections/manifest reviews) must be renewed annually by Dec 31st.
    Fees vary locally. Download this pdf file. Contact your County to schedule an inspection and pay.  

    STATE CERTIFICATION FEES

    Company Type NEW or Existing
    Company 
    Renewing 
    by 2/28/22
    Existing
    Company
    Renewing
    after 2/28/22 
    Installer AND
    Septic Tank Pumper
    $800 $900
    Installer OR 
    Septic Tank/Portable Sanitation Pumper
    $400 $900
    Septic Tank Pumper AND Portable Sanitation Pumper $400 $500
    Portable Sanitation
    Pumper ONLY
    $300 $400

    Pay online using the link below.

    Expect delays if mailing a check or money order.
    Make payment out to GA DPH, Env Health and send to:
    Env Health, 2 Peachtree St NW, 13th Floor; Atlanta, GA 30303

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE: 

    By making a renewal payment and renewing your certification as a DPH Environmental Health Septic Tank Installing or Pumping Company, you agree to the following statements:

    • I nor my employees have violated any of the Department’s Rules and Regulations governing Onsite Sewage Management Systems, Chapter 511-3-1 during the last renewal period.
    • I nor my employees have  received a criminal conviction or have have any pending criminal charges related to on-site services. 
    • I further understand that the company will be held accountable for all violations committed by its employees.
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    Please call us at 404-657-6534 or email: [email protected] if you have any questions.