State of Iowa, IDNR Time of Transfer Inspection

For information concerning Time of Transfer, go to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources web site (click here).   Iowa's Time of Transfer septic system inspection law (SF261) was passed by the Iowa legislature in April of 2008 and took effect July 1, 2009. The new law requires that every home/building served by a septic system have that septic system inspected prior to the sale or deed transfer for the home/building. The purpose of the law is to eliminate sub-standard or polluting septic systems.   Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Time of Transfer Inspector must complete the application form on the Iowa DNR website. Once your application is approved by the Iowa DNR, you must sign up for and complete the Time of Transfer Inspector Certification Class(es) offered by DMACC or by calling DMACC at 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033.

All questions concerning the IDNR Time of Transfer Inspectors program should be directed to Cory Frank at 515-689-7941 or emailed to cory.frank@dnr.iowa.gov.   You can use the Operator Certification web site to review your certification mailing address and submit any updates as soon as possible to ensure you receive your renewal documents.  http://programs.iowadnr.gov/opcertweb/ 

IDNR Time of Transfer License Renewal for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022   Certification renewal information will be delivered to the address the IDNR currently has listed for you in their data system. Use the Operator Certification web site to review your certification mailing address and submit any updates as soon as possible to ensure you receive your renewal documents.  The Operator Certification Web Database: http://programs.iowadnr.gov/opcertweb/.   Questions can be directed to Cory Frank at 515-689-7941 or email cory.frank@dnr.iowa.gov

CEU requirements - Continuing education units (CEUs) must be earned during each two-year period from April 1 of the even-numbered year until March 30 of the next even-numbered year.   A certified inspector must earn 1.2 CEUs or 12.0 contact hours during each two-year period. Newly certified time of transfer inspectors (previously uncertified) who become certified after April 1 of a two-year period will not be required to earn CEUs until the next two-year period.

You will receive a renewal form from IDNR in the mail the last week of April 2022. You will need to sign and return the form with the $300 Renewal Fee.  Upon receipt of the Renewal Form and fee, IDNR will send you a label for your certificate extending its expiration date to June 30, 2024. 1.2 CEUs or 12.0 Contact hours of IDNR approved continuing education is required for the 2022 renewal. CEU or Contact Hours for the 2022 renewal period must be earned between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2022.

Please notify the IDNR of any address changes at 515-725-0463 or email elizabeth.feilmeier@dnr.iowa.gov

To look up your continuing education status on the Iowa DNR web site, go to http://programs.iowadnr.gov/opcertweb/.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Continuing Education Reporting Form can be found under "Documents & Files" on this page (download and print).     Note: IOWWA provides the IDNR with continuing education information for all IOWWA sponsored events.

Time of Transfer Inspectors Training is handled through the DMACC Onsite Wastewater of Iowa Training Center.  Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Time of Transfer Inspector must complete the application form on the Iowa DNR website. Once your application is approved by the Iowa DNR, you must sign up for and complete the Time of Transfer Inspector Certification Class(es) offered by DMACC or by calling DMACC at 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033.   https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/water/onsite/Pages/welcome.aspx