DEC Approved Correspondence/Online Courses and Providers

DEC Operator Certification Program | University of Alaska, Southeast | CSU, Sacramento Office of Water Programs
Alaska Rural Water Association (ARWA) | Bismarck State College | ACR Publications | USEPA | American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Environment Federation | TPC Training | United Rentals | David H. Paul, Inc. | American Water College | CEU Plan


Type of Course Delivery:

Correspondence Course Correspondence Course:
Distance course where learning materials are mailed to the student which upon completion is mailed back for grading.

Online Course Computer Based Course:
Distance course where the student uses a computer to:
  1. Log on to a website to obtain training, or
  2. Download software from a website which is then installed on the computer.
NOTE:
Continuing education units (CEUs) for repeated courses are addressed in the Governor’s Water and Wastewater Works Advisory Board Policy Statement 2010-01 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Training.
  • Core courses repeated within a three year period are not eligible for CEU credit.
  • Half credit will be recognized the second time a core course is repeated after three years.
  • Credit will not be given for courses repeated a third time or more.
  • Non-core courses cannot be repeated for CEU credit.
Some courses may have different editions but are basically the same course and will be subject to Policy Statement 2010-02. For example, the Office of Water Programs at California State University, Sacramento updates their correspondence courses periodically; however, there is no significant change to course content. As such, when an operator repeats a course with a newer edition, half credit will be awarded per Policy Statement 2010-02.

Department of Environmental Conservation
Operator Training and Certification Program
410 Willoughby Avenue, Suite 303
P.O. Box 111800
Juneau, AK 99811-1800
(907) 465-1139
www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/index.htm

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-core?
Type
DEC Introduction to Small Water Systems Correspondence and Online Courses
http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/IntroSmallCorrOnlineCourses.html
4.0
Core
Correspondence CourseOnline Course
Wastewater Stabilization Pond Correspondence Course
http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/wwsp.html
0.5
Core
Correspondence Course
Small Water Systems Video Information Series
http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/videocourses.html

 

Video 1: Roles and Responsibilities
0.1
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 2: Surface Water Treatment Part 1
0.2
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 3: Surface Water Treatment Part 2
0.2
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 4: Groundwater Treatment Part 1
0.3
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 5: Groundwater Treatment Part 2
0.2
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 6: Storage and Distribution
0.3
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 7: Monitoring
0.2
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 8: Managerial Responsibilities
0.3
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 9: Financial Considerations
0.2
Core
Correspondence Course

 

Video 10: Emergency Preparedness
0.1
Core
Correspondence Course
Water Systems Operation and Maintenance Video Training Series
http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/videocourses.html
  Video 1: Wellhead Protection
0.3
Core
Correspondence Course
  Video 2: Hypochlorination
0.4
Core
Correspondence Course
  Video 3: Water Storage Tanks
0.4
Core
Correspondence Course
  Video 4: Sampling and Testing
0.3
Core
Correspondence Course
  Video 5: Inspecting a Pump Station
0.4
Core
Correspondence Course
  Video 6: Distribution Systems
0.6
Core
Correspondence Course
  Video 7: Approaches to Compliance with Standards
0.2
Core
Correspondence Course
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Office of Continuing Education
University of Alaska, Southeast
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, AK 99835
(800) 478-6653 ext. 7762
(907) 747-7762
uas.ce.alaska.edu/water-wastewater-training

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Bacteriological Sampling of Potable Water Systems
0.15
Core
Online Course
Cross-Connections
0.15
Core
Online Course
Diaphragm Chemical Feed Pumps
0.2
Core
Online Course
Lagoons
0.5
Core
Online Course
Using pH Meters
0.15
Core
Online Course
Well and System Disinfection
0.2
Core
Online Course
Water and Wastewater Chemistry, Part 1
2.6
Core
Online Course
Water and Wastewater Chemistry, Part 2
1.4
Core
Online Course
Small Treated Water Systems
1.0
Core
Online Course
Small Untreated Water Systems
0.5
Core
Online Course
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Office of Water Programs
California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6025
(916) 278-6142
www.owp.csus.edu/

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Small Wastewater System Operation and Maintenance, Vol. I
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Small Wastewater System Operation and Maintenance, Vol. II
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I 1
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
          601A Wastewater Treatment: Facilities and Pretreatment
1.8
Core
Online Course
          601B Wastewater Treatment: Sedimentation and Flotation
1.8
Core
Online Course
          601C Wastewater Treatment: Fixed Film Processes
1.8
Core
Online Course
          601D Wastewater Treatment: Suspended Growth Processes
1.8
Core
Online Course
          601E Wastewater Treatment: Disinfection
1.8
Core
Online Course
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume II
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Advanced Waste Treatment
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume I
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume II
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Treatment of Metal Wastestreams
4.5
Core
Correspondence Course
Pretreatment Facility Inspection
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems, Volume I
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems, Volume II
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume I
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume II
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Small Water System Operation and Maintenance 2
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
          702B SWS – Wells
1.8
Core
Online Course
          702C SWS – Small Water Treatment Plants
1.8
Core
Online Course
          702D SWS – Disinfection and Water Sources
1.8
Core
Online Course
          702E SWS – Water Rates and Safety
1.8
Core
Online Course
          702F SWS – Laboratory
1.8
Core
Online Course
Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance (or the 703 Series) 3
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
          703A Water Distribution System: Safety
1.8
Core
Online Course
          703B Water Distribution System: Facilities
1.8
Core
Online Course
          703C Water Distribution System: Quality and Disinfection
1.8
Core
Online Course
          703D Water Distribution System: Operation and Maintenance
1.8
Core
Online Course
          703E Water Distribution System: System Administration
1.8
Core
Online Course
Utility Management
2.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Small Water System Information Video Series
3.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Collection Systems: Methods for Evaluating and Improving Performance
3.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Collection Systems Operation and Maintenance Training Videos
0.6
Core
Correspondence Course
Pretreatment Facility Inspection Training Videos
0.6
Core
Correspondence Course
Manage for Success: Effective Utility Leadership Practices
4.5
Core
Correspondence Course
Water Systems Operation and Maintenance Video Training Series
3.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Membrane Bioreactors
1.0
Core
Correspondence Course
1The 601X courses are chapters within “Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I”; therefore, you cannot receive credit for both.
2The 702X courses are chapters within “Small Water System Operation and Maintenance”; therefore, you cannot receive credit for both.
3The 703X courses are chapters within “Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance “; therefore, you cannot receive credit for both.
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Alaska Rural Water Association (ARWA)
1075 Check Street, Suite 106
Wasilla, AK 99654-8067
(907) 357-2792
arwa.org/
Click here to register for ARWA online courses.

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National Energy Center of Excellence
Bismarck State College
P.O. Box 5587
Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
(800) 852-5685
(701) 224-5651
energy.bismarckstate.edu/programs/water/

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
WATR 110 Water Treatment I
4.5
Core
Online Course
WATR 115 Water Treatment II
4.5
Core
Online Course
WATR 120 Wastewater Treatment
4.5
Core
Online Course
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ACR Publications
1298 Elm Street Southwest
Albany, OR 97321
(800) 433-8150
www.acrp.com/

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Introduction to Small Water Systems
4.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
5.0
Core
Correspondence Course
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Mail Code 4607M
Washington, DC 20460
www.epa.gov

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Water/Wastewater Utility All-Hazards Bootcamp Training
This is a FREE online course.
Click here to register for the course.
0.2
Non-Core
Online Course
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American Water Works Association (AWWA) Education Services
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
(303) 794-7711
www.awwa.org/conferences-education/distance-learning.aspx

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Maintaining and Achieving RTCR Compliance for Small Systems
This is a FREE online course.
Click here to register for the course.
0.3
YES
Online Course
Financial Sustainability for Small Systems
This is a FREE online course.
Click here to register for the course.
0.2
YES
Online Course
Advanced Disinfection of Pipeline & Storage Facilities
0.2
Core
Online Course
Advanced Metering Infrastructure for the Water Industry
0.2
Core
Online Course
Applied Mathematics
0.3
Core
Online Course
Backflow I (Prevention & Cross-Connection Control)
0.2
Core
Online Course
Basic Mathematics
0.7
Core
Online Course
Chemicals: Best Practice for Quality Assurance
0.2
Core
Online Course
Coagulation, Flocculation, and Sedimentation Basics
0.3
Core
Online Course
Disinfection Basics
0.3
Core
Online Course
Disinfection By-Products: Recent Research Raises Concerns
0.2
Core
Online Course
Disinfection of Pipelines & Storage Facilities
0.2
Core
Online Course
Distribution Service to Customers
0.3
Core
Online Course
Distribution System Materials and Equipment
0.3
Core
Online Course
Endocrine Disruptors, Pharmaceuticals, and Personal Care Products:
Actions & Communication
0.2
Core
Online Course
Filter Optimization Tips You Can Use
0.2
Core
Online Course
Filtration Basics
0.3
Core
Online Course
Financing the Utility
0.5
Core
Online Course
Fundamentals of Chemistry for Water Professionals
0.8
Core
Online Course
GeoScience in Water Aquifers
0.2
Core
Online Course
Getting the Most From Your Hydraulic Model
0.2
Core
Online Course
Harmful Algal Blooms: Cyanobacteria
0.2
Core
Online Course
High Bill Complaints? Easy Water Conservation Tips for Your Customers
0.2
Core
Online Course
High Tech Operator Level 1
1.2
Core
Online Course
High Tech Operator Level 2
1.2
Core
Online Course
High Tech Operator Level 3
1.2
Core
Online Course
High Technology Tools for Operators
0.2
Core
Online Course
High-Tech Operator Certification Program
3.6
Core
Online Course
Hydraulics
0.8
Core
Online Course
Instrumentation
0.6
Core
Online Course
Increasing Need for Water Loss Control
0.2
Core
Online Course
Inorganic Treatment: Avoiding Inadvertent Noncompliance
0.2
Core
Online Course
Introduction to the Utility
0.5
Core
Online Course
Key Elements to Maintaining Distribution System Quality
0.2
Core
Online Course
Membrane Technology Conference Showcase
0.2
Core
Online Course
Membranes: Emerging Issues & Technologies
0.2
Core
Online Course
New Approaches for Assessing Microbial Threats
0.2
Core
Online Course
Optimizing Water Distribution System Quality
0.2
Core
Online Course
P.E. Pipe in the Field
0.2
Core
Online Course
Perchlorate and Emerging Contaminants: Where are We Now?
0.2
Core
Online Course
Physical Infrastructure Management
0.5
Core
Online Course
Plant to Tap: The Importance of Disinfection
0.2
Core
Online Course
Pump Maintenance
0.2
Core
Online Course
PVC Pipe in the Field
0.2
Core
Online Course
Quagga / Zebra Mussel Control
0.2
Core
Online Course
Residuals Management and Disposal
0.2
Core
Online Course
Residential Meters
0.1
Core
Online Course
Revised Total Coliform Rule
0.4
Core
Online Course
Setting Rate In a Tough Economy
0.2
Core
Online Course
Trenchless Technology Applications in the Water Industry
0.2
Core
Online Course
Water Basics for Decision Makers: Course 1
0.4
Core
Online Course
Water Basics for Decision Makers: Course 2
0.4
Core
Online Course
Water Basics for Decision Makers: Course 3
0.4
Core
Online Course
Water Main Installation
0.3
Core
Online Course
Water Shortages: Finding a Solution
0.2
Core
Online Course
Water Storage Tanks: Operations and Maintenance
0.2
Core
Online Course
Water Supplies & Demand Management
0.5
Core
Online Course
Water System Mechanical Equipment
0.2
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 1
6
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 2
6
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 3
6
Core
Online Course
Why Are Water Service Lines Important
0.2
Core
Online Course
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Water Environment Federation (WEF)
601 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1994
(800) 666-0206
www.wef.org/onlineeducation/default.aspx/

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Activated Sludge
0.57
Core
Online Course
Disinfection
0.74
Core
Online Course
Fixed Film Systems
0.11
Core
Online Course
Natural Treatment Systems
0.26
Core
Online Course
Preliminary Treatment
0.24
Core
Online Course
Primary Treatment
0.23
Core
Online Course
Purpose & Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment
0.13
Core
Online Course
Solids Handling
0.52
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment Plant Hydraulics: the Fundamentals
0.2
Core
Online Course
Another 100‐Year Storm
0.2
Core
Online Course
Collection System Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Performance Assessment
0.2
Core
Online Course
Sewer Cleaning and Managing Grease Blockages
0.15
Core
Online Course
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TPC Training Systems
750 W. Lake Cook Road, Suite 250
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(800) 837-8872
www.tpctraining.com

Series 
Course
CEUs

Core?
Non-core?

Type
100
Fundamentals
     
 
101 - Reading Blueprints
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
102 - Reading Schematics and Symbols
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
103 - Mathematics in the Plant    
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
104 - Making Measurements     
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
105 - Metals in the Plant  
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
106 - Nonmetals in the Plant  
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
107 - Hand Tools  
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
108 - Portable Power Tools
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
109 - Industrial Safety and Health
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
 
110 - Troubleshooting Skills
1.0
Non-Core
Online Course
200
Electrical Systems
     
 
201 - Basic Electricity and Electronics
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
202 - Batteries and DC Circuits
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
203 -Transformers and AC Circuits
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
204.1 - Electrical Measuring Instruments
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
205.1 - Electrical Safety and Protection
0.6
Core
Online Course
 
206 - DC Equipment and Controls
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
207 - Single-Phase Motors
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
208 - Three-Phase Systems
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
209 - AC Control Equipment
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
210 - Electrical Troubleshooting
1.0
Core
Online Course
260
Microprocessors
     
 
261 - Introduction to Computers-User Level
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
262 - Input - Output Devices I-User Level
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
266 - How Computers Function-Technician Level
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
267 - Input - Output Devices II-Technician Level
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
268 - Maintaining - Troubleshooting Computer Systems
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
270
Process Control Instrumentation
     
 
271 - Introduction to Process Control
0.6
Core
Online Course
 
272 - Foundations of Measurement Instrumentation
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
273 - Pressure Measurement
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
274 - Force, Weight, and Motion Measurement
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
275 - Flow Measurement
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
276 - Level Measurement
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
277 - Temperature Measurement
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
278 - Analytical Instrumentation
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
279 - Final Control Elements
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
280 - Safety, Calibration, and Testing Procedures
0.5
Core
Online Course
280
Process Control Systems
     
 
281 - Working with Controllers
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
282 - How Control Loops Operate
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
283 - Data Transmission
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
284 - Computers in Process Control
0.5
Core
Online Course
298
Programmable Logic Controllers
     
 
298 - Programmable Logic Controllers
0.7
Core
Online Course
300
Mechanical Systems
     
 
301 - Basic Mechanics
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
302 - Lubricants and Lubrication
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
303.1 - Power Transmission Equipment
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
304 - Bearings
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
305 - Pumps
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
306 - Piping Systems
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
307 - Basic Hydraulics
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
308 - Hydraulic Troubleshooting
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
309 - Basic Pneumatics
1.0
Core
Online Course
 
310 - Pneumatic Troubleshooting
1.0
Core
Online Course
340
Mechanical Maintenance
     
 
341 - Mechanical Drive Maintenance
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
342 - Mechanical and Fluid Drive Systems
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
343 - Bearing and Shaft Seal Maintenance
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
344 - Pump Installation and Maintenance
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
345 - Maintenance Pipefitting
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
346 - Tubing and Hose System Maintenance
0.5
Core
Online Course
 
347 - Valve Maintenance and Piping System Protection
0.5
Core
Online Course
380
Water/Wastewater Treatment
     
 
381 - Introduction to Water Technology
0.5
Core
Correspondence Course
 
382 - Wastewater Treatment Processes
0.5
Core
Correspondence Course
 
383 - Maintaining Wastewater Equipment
0.5
Core
Correspondence Course
900
Maintenance Management for First-Line Supervisors
     
 
901 - Maintenance Organization
0.7
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
902 - Implementing Preventive Maintenance
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
903 - Controlling Maintenance Resources
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
904 - Improving Performance in Maintenance
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
905 - Effective Communication for Supervisors
0.5
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
906 - Employee Relations
0.8
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
 
907 - Managing a Training Program
0.4
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
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United Rentals/United Academy
Customer Care Center
(844) 222-2345
Email: unitedacademy@ur.com
www.unitedacademy.ur.com

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Excavation Safety for Competent Persons (CPT)
Click here for online course information and registration.
0.6
Non-Core
Online Course
Confined Space Entry (CSE)
Click here for online course information and registration.
0.6
Non-Core
Online Course
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David H. Paul, Inc.
P.O. Box 2590
Farmington, NM 87499
(877) 711-4DHP
www.dhptraining.com

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment
3.2
Core
Correspondence Course
Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment
3.2
Core
Correspondence Course
High Purity Water Treatment
1
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
Advanced High Purity Water Treatment
1
Non-Core
Correspondence Course
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American Water College
P.O. Box 903185
Palmdale, CA 93590
(661) 724-1900
americanwatercollege.org/Water/

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Water Treatment Exam Review Grade 1
1.9*
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Exam Review Grade 2
2.6*
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Exam Review Grade 3
2.6*
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Exam Review Grade 4
2.6*
Core
Online Course
Distribution Exam Review Grades 1 - 2
2.3*
Core
Online Course
Distribution Exam Review Grades 3 - 4
2.8*
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment Exam Review Grade 1
1.5*
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment Exam Review Grade 2
2.1*
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment Exam Review Grade 3 - 5
2.3*
Core
Online Course
Collection System Exam Review Grade 1
1.1*
Core
Online Course
Collection System Exam Review Grade 2
1.1*
Core
Online Course
Collection System Exam Review Grade 3
1.2*
Core
Online Course
Collection System Exam Review Grade 4
1.4*
Core
Online Course
Pumps and Motors Review
0.1
Core
Online Course
*Note: All the exam review courses above have similar content. Taking subsequent courses will result in fewer CEUs than what is displayed above. Please contact the Operator Certification Program to find out the CEU values of subsequent courses.
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CEU Plan
P.O. Box 10355
Brooksville, FL 34603
(352) 754-1259
www.ceuplan.com

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products
0.2
Core
Online Course
Primary Treatment
0.1
Core
Online Course
Principles of Chlorination and Dechlorination
0.3
Core
Online Course
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