We are excited to offer our very popular OBC Part 8 Sewage Installers Course. It is a 5 day course, which runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $1062.53 (940.29 + HST).  The ORWC supplemental manual, lunch & refreshments are included in this fee. This ORWC course is a preparatory course which reviews the curriculum set out by the Province. We review the 2012 Onsite Sewage System Workbook (Participant) and bring field expertise to the table. Our course caters to participants who prefer the ‘in-class’ experience for learning new material or have limited exposure to construction/calculations associated with septic system projects.

OBC Part 8 Sewage Installer Course 2020 Dates:

January 13 to 17,  2020: FULL

February 3 to 7, 2020: FULL

March 2 to 6, 2020: CANCELLED

March 16 to 20, 2020: CANCELLED

March 30 to April 3, 2020: CANCELLED

Q: How do I register?

A: Access the on-line registration form:


submit this 2020 OBC Part 8 Registration Form to

Q: How will I know if I am confirmed for a session?

A: Confirmation email plus receipt for course fee will be sent to you via the contact information provided on the form within 5 business days of receipt of the registration form. Note that there is a minimum headcount of 8 participants required in order to run the course. Maximum number of students/class is 16 people.

Q: Where will the courses be held?

A: There are two locations where the courses are being held this year. Be sure to make a note of where your course will be held.

  • January 13 – 17,  2020: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, 3889 Rideau Valley Dr. Manotick, ON K4M 1A5
  • February 3 – 7, 2020: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, 3889 Rideau Valley Dr. Manotick, ON K4M 1A5
  • March 2 – 6, 2020:  *CANCELLED* – COVID-19 RVCA facility closure
  • March 16 – 20, 2020: *CANCELLED* – COVID-19 RVCA facility closure
  • March 30 – April 3, 2020: *CANCELLED* – COVID-19 RVCA facility closure

Q: Do I have to pre-register for courses?

A: Yes – Registration deadline for the NEXT session is Monday, 20th January, 2020. However, registration fills up fast and we recommend registering early. We keep a waiting list for available spots in case of unexpected cancellations.

Q: What happens if my schedule changes and I can’t make the course date I picked?

A: Cancellation requires 2 weeks prior notice to the start date based on the date of the confirmation notice. There is an administration charge of $60. Note that there are NO refunds for NO shows.

Q: Where can I find information about the schedule, fee & registration process for the provincial examination?

A: Registration for the examination is handled directly with the service provider – Humber College – the link below and instructions are on the Ontario Building Code website or call 416.585.6666 for assistance. With respect to examination dates, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has designated Humber College as the service provider. The details may be found on the “Ontario Building Code” website. It is our understanding that exams may be challenged via one of two options:

a/ on-line examination “@home” – available weekly currently any Wednesday or Friday. Requires BCIN, plus computer/internet connectivity at your home office location;

b/ class room “@Test Centre” – usually offered once per month at a designated location i.e college/university – see Examination Schedule on the OBC website;

c/ cost $150 each time you register; you may challenge the exam as many times as you need; no penalty.

Here is the link to the Ontario Building Code: – see ‘Qualifications & Licensing’

Q: Where can I purchase the OBC 2012 reference materials & the On-site Sewage System Work book (Participant)?

A: For the OBC 2012*, we recommend that you purchase the two binder set edition (includes all supplementary materials):

Special Notice: SOHO Business Solutions* is the single source provider for the Ministry. The Building Code is being updated and as such it is not currently available. As a short term option, ORWC offers a Loaner OBC Part 8 Condensed  for use during the course and for the date of your examination – speak to the registration team about this option. Cost of Loaner OBC Part 8 Condensed = $100 + $5 GST = $105.00


C: ORWC can order a copy of the 2012 On-site Sewage System Workbook (4th Edition) for you – we will simply add $125 + $16.25 HST = $131.25 to your course fee & have it waiting for you on Day 1 of your session.

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