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Welcome to the NOWRA Online Learning Academy 

Whether you are new to the onsite/decentralized industry or continuing your professional development, you have come to the right place! Taught by experts in the industry, NOWRA’s Academy offerings cover the fundamentals of the profession as well as advanced training in multiple topics. Offerings include those developed from a national perspective and those meeting specific state requirements.  The courses included can be taken at a discounted rate as a Member or at a higher rate as a Nonmember of NOWRA.  You can become a member of NOWRA through one of its state affiliates or if one does not exist in your area directly through NOWRA.  More information can be found at:  NOWRA Membership.

Our Mission
To strengthen and promote the onsite and decentralized wastewater industry through activities that support recognition and promotion of professionalism for industry practitioners; implementation of best management practices throughout the industry that provide sustainable wastewater infrastructure solutions; achieve greater public awareness of the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of onsite and decentralized facilities; and to serve the public interest.

Who We Are
The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) is the largest organization in the U.S. dedicated to educating and representing members within the onsite and decentralized industry. Our members include educators, regulators, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and other parties in the protection of North America’s water resources and the environment.  All segments of the industry are represented on NOWRA’s Board of Directors that provide broad perspectives to promote and sustain our industry and service to the public. NOWRA headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia, with local constituent groups throughout the U.S. and Canada.

NOWRA was founded in 1992 to educate and serve its members and the public by promoting sound federal, state, and local policies, to improve standards of practice, and increase public recognition of the need for and benefits of onsite and decentralized wastewater infrastructure. Decentralized systems provide effective and more affordable wastewater treatment solutions where traditional central sewerage systems might be impractical or unsuitable. These systems can sustainably serve a single home, a neighborhood, or an entire community including commercial and industrial facilities.