|Action||General Review 2014|
|Comment Period||Ends 2/22/2017|
18VAC160-40-250. Qualifications for master conventional onsite soil evaluator licenses.
Two ] years of full-time experience evaluating site and soil conditions and designing conventional onsite sewage
systems verified by one or more of the following: an authorized onsite soil evaluator [ certified by VDH before July 1, 2009 ], a professional engineer, or an onsite soil evaluator
suggestion: Strike TWO and replace with FOUR (4). DPOR arbitrarily reduced the former standard of four (4) years experience as required under the VDH AOSE program (see 12VAC5-615-230). By reducing practical experience time, people are acquiring a license who do not possess the minimum skills necessary to practice. Evidence exists in site plans of VDH records. A large portion of site plans are free hand and should not constitute the work product of a licensed professional.
Also, please keep in mind that the OSE license already receives an inherent reduction of education and testing while being exempt from becoming a licensed professional engineer.