In-Person Basic Service Technician Series 2023
Atlanta, Georgia (at the PSAI Nuts & Bolts Educational Conference)
The Basic Service Technician Training series is designed to address the basic competencies required for success in the role of a portable sanitation professional and serves as preparation for those seeking certification through the PSAI. When taken together and followed by successful completion of the certification exam, these three courses will satisfy the licensing requirements in the states of Illinois and Georgia. They are also accepted for continuing education credit in many other states. The series includes the following courses:
- Transportation and Logistics in Portable Sanitation (1.5 hours)
- Servicing and Maintaining Portable Sanitation Equipment (2.0 hours)
- Health, Safety, and Professional Excellence in Portable Sanitation (2.5 hours)
Module 1: Transportation and Logistics in Portable Sanitation (1.5 hours)
This course addresses the major areas of competency required for portable sanitation professionals operating vehicles and setting up sites in the field, including preparation of equipment for safe transportation, vehicle maintenance protocols, and relevant laws and regulations for waste disposal.
Module 2: Servicing and Maintaining Portable Sanitation Equipment (2.0 hours)
This course teaches learners about the proper use of pumping equipment, techniques for cleaning equipment in the field and on the yard, and best practices for field repair.
Module 3: Health, Safety, and Professional Excellence in Portable Sanitation (2.5 hours)
This course teaches learners about the responsibilities of employers and workers for safety on the job, how to minimize the risk of illness or infection from job-related exposure, and how to approach the position of portable sanitation professional for maximum success.
Basic Service Technician Series
Josh Perez and Joe Payne