Guelph Training Calendar

Welcome to the Guelph Training Centre! In Guelph we offer courses on a rolling basis from September to May. All courses are held at the University of Guelph Arkell Research Station located southeast of Guelph near the Village of Arkell. Courses usually begin at 8:30 am and run until 4 pm. The course facilitators in Guelph are Katherine Rentsch, Bassim Abbassi and Chris Kinsley.

To register for a course: Click on the link in the "Date and Registration" column in the table below to use the online registration form. A valid credit card is required. For other payment method, use paper registration form (if not downloaded, please call 519 824 4120, Ext. 53956). If you are using this method, make sure to fax your registration form in as soon as possible to the number indicated on the form so that we can save your spot. Once your registration has been processed you will receive a confirmation email from - make sure to check your junk/spam folders for this email as it sometimes gets redirected.

For a description of the courses listed below, click on the name of the course. Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) members are entitled to a 10% discount off listed course fees (one discount per membership). Please note the discount applies only to course fees and does not extend to the purchase of course materials.

Course Name
Date and Registration

On-Site Sewage Systems 2012 - Septic Installer/Inspector Licensing Preparation Course - please note that this course does NOT include the licensing exam.


October 15 - 19, 2018

$875.00 + HST

This does NOT include the cost of the manual, which is an additional $125. It may be purchased along with your course fee or directly from George Brown College.

Introduction to Design of On-site Sewage Treatment Systems

$275.00 + HST

Advanced Design of On-site Sewage Treatment Systems

October 25, 2018

$275.00 + HST

Pumps & Controls

Fall 2018, email us to express your interest

$275.00 + HST

Wastewater Basics - this is a new course

Fall or Spring on an "as needed" basis; click here to express your interest in this course.

$275.00 + HST

Inspection and Evaluation of On-site Wastewater Systems

Fall or Spring on an "as needed" basis

$275.00 + HST

Soils 101 - Evaluation of Soils for On-Site Technologies

This course is offered on an "as needed" basis - 10 participants are required to run the workshop. As soon as the minimum number of participants has been reached, the course will be scheduled for the next Fall or Spring semester.


Fall or Spring on an "as needed" basis; click here to express your interest in this course.


$300.00 + HST

Cancellation Policy: If your schedule changes and you need to cancel a course please notify us as soon as possible. A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged to you if you cancel less than 2 weeks before course delivery. Credit may also be extended depending on the circumstances. Contact us for more information.