Approved Correspondence/Online Courses and Providers for Small Water System Operators

Type of Course Delivery:

Correspondence Course
    Correspondence Course - Distance course where learning materials are mailed to the student which the student completes and mails 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 2010-02 Continuing Education for Certificate Renewal.

  • 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.
  • All courses must be drinking water core.

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
http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/index.htm
Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
DEC Introduction to Small Water Systems Correspondence and Online Courses
(http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/IntroSmallCorrOnlineCourses.html)
4.0
YES
Correspondence CourseOnline Course
Small Water Systems Video Information Series
(http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/videocourses.html)
           Video 1: Roles and Responsibilities
0.1
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 2: Surface Water Treatment Part 1
0.2
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 3: Surface Water Treatment Part 2
0.2
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 4: Groundwater Treatment Part 1
0.3
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 5: Groundwater Treatment Part 2
0.2
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 6: Storage and Distribution
0.3
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 7: Monitoring
0.2
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 8: Managerial Responsibilities
0.3
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 9: Financial Considerations
0.2
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 10: Emergency Preparedness
0.1
YES
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
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 2: Hypochlorination
0.4
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 3: Water Storage Tanks
0.4
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 4: Sampling and Testing
0.3
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 5: Inspecting a Pump Station
0.4
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 6: Distribution Systems
0.6
YES
Correspondence Course
           Video 7: Approaches to Compliance with Standards
0.2
YES
Correspondence Course

 

Office of Continuing Education
University of Alaska, Southeast
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, AK 99835
(800) 478-6653 ext. 7762
(907) 747-7762
http://uas.ce.alaska.edu/water-wastewater-training
Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
Bacteriological Sampling of Potable Water Systems
0.15
YES
Online Course
Cross-Connections
0.15
YES
Online Course
Diaphragm Chemical Feed Pumps
0.2
YES
Online Course
Using pH Meters
0.15
YES
Online Course
Water and Wastewater Chemistry, Part 1
2.6
YES
Online Course
Water and Wastewater Chemistry, Part 2
1.4
YES
Online Course
Well and System Disinfection
0.2
YES
Online Course
Small Treated Water Systems
1.0
YES
Online Course
Small Untreated Water Systems
0.5
YES
Online Course

 

Office of Water Programs
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6025
(916) 278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/
Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume I
9.0
YES
Correspondence Course
Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume II
9.0
YES
Correspondence Course
Small Water System Operation and Maintenance 1
9.0
YES
Correspondence Course
          702B SWS – Wells

1.8
YES
Online Course
1.8
YES
Online Course
1.8
YES
Online Course
1.8
YES
Online Course
          702F SWS – Laboratory

1.8
YES
Online Course
Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance
    (or the 703 Series)
2
9.0
YES
Correspondence Course
          703A Water Distribution System: Safety
1.8
YES
Online Course
          703B Water Distribution System: Facilities
1.8
YES
Online Course
          703C Water Distribution System: Quality and Disinfection
1.8
YES
Online Course
          703D Water Distribution System: Operation and Maintenance
1.8
YES
Online Course
          703E Water Distribution System: System Administration
1.8
YES
Online Course
Utility Management
2.0
YES
Correspondence Course
Small Water System Information Video Series
3.0
YES
Correspondence Course
Manage for Success: Effective Utility Leadership Practices
4.5
YES
Correspondence Course
Water Systems Operation and Maintenance Video Training Series
3.0
YES
Correspondence Course

1 The 702X courses are chapters within “Small Water System Operation and Maintenance” course; therefore, you cannot receive credit for both.
2 The 703X courses are chapters within “Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance” course; therefore, you cannot receive credit for both.

 

ACR Publications
1298 Elm Street SW
Albany, OR 97321
(800) 433-8150
http://www.acrp.com/
Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
Introduction to Small Water Systems Correspondence Course
4.0
YES
Correspondence Course

 

Alaska Rural Water Association (ARWA)
1075 Check Street, Suite 106
Wasilla, AK 99654-8067
(907) 357-2792
http://arwa.org/
Click here to register for ARWA online courses.

Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
Basic Water Works
0.66
YES
Online Course
Chlorinator Systems and Chemical Handling
0.76
YES
Online Course
Corrosion Control Treatment Optimization
0.55
YES
Online Course
Maintaining Water Quality in the Distribution System
0.8
YES
Online Course
Math Review
0.5
YES
Online Course
Pump and Motor Maintenance
0.64
YES
Online Course
Valve and Hydrant Maintenance
0.36
YES
Online Course

 

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Education Services
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
(303) 794-7711
www.awwa.org/conferences-education/distance-learning/elearning.aspx
Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water 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
YES
Online Course
Advanced Metering Infrastructure for the Water Industry
0.2
YES
Online Course
Applied Mathematics
0.3
YES
Online Course
BackFlow I (Prevention and Cross-Connection Control)
0.2
YES
Online Course
Basic Mathematics
0.7
YES
Online Course
Coagulation, Flocculation, and Sedimentation Basics
0.3
YES
Online Course
Disinfection Basics
0.3
YES
Online Course
Disinfection By-Products: Recent Research Raises Concerns
0.2
YES
Online Course
Disinfection of Pipelines & Storage Facilities
0.2
YES
Online Course
Distribution Service to Customers
0.3
YES
Online Course
Distribution System Materials and Equipment
0.3
YES
Online Course
Filter Optimization Tips You Can Use
0.2
YES
Online Course
Filtration Basics
0.3
YES
Online Course
Fundamentals of Chemistry For Water Professionals
0.8
YES
Online Course
GeoScience in Water Aquifers
0.2
YES
Online Course
Hydraulics
0.8
YES
Online Course
Instrumentation
0.6
YES
Online Course
Key Elements to Maintaining Distribution System Integrity
0.2
YES
Online Course
Plant to Tap: The Importance of Disinfection
0.2
YES
Online Course
Revised Total Coliform Rule
0.4
YES
Online Course
Trenchless Technology Applications in the Water Industry
0.2
YES
Online Course
Water Main Installation
0.3
YES
Online Course
Water System Mechanical Equipment
0.2
YES
Online Course
Water Shortages: Finding a Solution
0.2
YES
Online Course
Water Storage Tanks: Operations and Maintenance
0.2
YES
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 1
6
YES
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 2
6
YES
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 3
6
YES
Online Course