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About the Board

The board consists of 5 persons appointed by Governor and Executive Council.

  • A sewage disposal system designer who has actively practiced septic system evaluations for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A sewage disposal system installer has actively practiced septic system evaluations for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A septage hauler who has actively practiced septic system evaluations for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A public member who is not, and never was, a septic system evaluator or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in the provision of septic system design, installation, or evaluation services.
  • An employee of the Department of Environmental Services (DES), appointed by the DES Commissioner.

Future septic system evaluator appointees to the board will be required to hold a current and valid New Hampshire septic system evaluator's license for appointment.

Members of the Board are appointed for 5-year terms. Shorter terms may be made initially to stagger the appointment expirations. No member may serve more than 2 full consecutive terms. A full term is considered to be ½ of the 5 year term. Upon expiration of a member's term, the member shall serve until a successor is qualified and appointed. Vacancies occurring prior to the expiration of a specific term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Appointees to the unexpired portion of a full term shall become members of the board on the day following such appointment.

The board will hold at least 3 regular meetings each year and special meetings as necessary.

The board shall biennially elect or appoint a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary. Three members shall constitute a quorum.

The board shall keep a record of its proceedings and a register of all applications for licensure, which shall show:

  1. The name, age, and residence of each applicant.
  2. The date of application.
  3. The place of business of such applicant.
  4. The applicant's educational and other qualifications.
  5. Proof of passing the septic system evaluator exam.
  6. Whether the applicant was rejected and the reasons for such rejection.
  7. Whether a license was granted.
  8. The date of the action of the board.
  9. Such other information as may be deemed necessary by the board.

The secretary of the board shall maintain an updated roster listing the names and addresses of all certified septic system evaluators.


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301