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| DEC Operator Certification Program | CSU, Sacramento Office of Water Programs | Alaska Rural Water Association (ARWA) |
| Bismarck State College | University of FloridaUSEPA | WaterOperator.orgAmerican Water Works Association (AWWA) |
| Water Environment Federation (WEF) | Michigan State UniversityTPC 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.
NOTES:

Continuing education units (CEUs) for repeated courses are addressed in the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification and Training regulations 18 AAC 74.810 (PDF).

  • 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 core 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 18 AAC 74.810. 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 18 AAC 74.810.

Course providers may alter their course content or number of credit hours offered without first notifying the Operator Certification Program. If the course provider quotes a different number of CEUs/credit hours than are listed on this webpage, please contact our program to verify how many CEUs we will assign to the course. If a course provider makes changes to their courses, you may not be eligible for the CEUs listed on this webpage.


Department of Environmental Conservation

  • Operator Training and Certification Program
  • P.O. Box 111800
  • Juneau, AK 99811-1800
  • 907-465-1139
Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-core?
Type
DEC Introduction to Small Water Systems Correspondence Course
4.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Wastewater Stabilization Pond Correspondence Course
0.5
Core
Correspondence Course
Small Water Systems Video Information Series      
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      
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
DEC Small Untreated Water Systems Correspondence Course
0.5
Core
DEC Small Treated Water Systems Correspondence Course
1.0
Core

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California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)

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, 8th Edition
Enrollment A: Safety, Beginning Treatment, and Lagoon Systems
4.0
Core
Correspondence Course
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I, 8th Edition 
Enrollment B: Secondary Treatment
3.6
Core
Correspondence Course
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I, 8th Edition
Enrollment C: Disinfection, Laboratory Procedures
4.3
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 Biological Treatment Processes *
1.8
Core
Online Course
601D Wastewater Treatment: Suspended Growth Biological Treatment 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 (or the 702 Series)  1
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
702A – Wells
1.8
Core
Online Course
702B – Treatment Plants
1.8
Core
Online Course
702C – Disinfection
1.8
Core
Online Course
702D – Safety and Introduction to Small System Management
1.8
Core
Online Course
702E – Laboratory Procedures
1.8
Core
Online Course
Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance (or the 703 Series) 2
9.0
Core
Correspondence Course
703A - Water Distribution System: Safety
1.8
Core
Online Course
703B - Water Distribution System: Distribution Facilities
1.8
Core
Online Course
703C - Water Distribution System: Disinfection
1.8
Core
Online Course
703D - Water Distribution System: Operation and Maintenance
1.8
Core
Online Course
703E - Water Distribution System: Management
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
Math Applications in Collection Systems
1.8
Core
Online Course
Math Applications in Water Treatment
2.1
Core
Online Course
Math Applications in Water Distribution
1.9
Core
Online Course

* The 601X courses are chapters within "Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume 1, 7th Edition"; therefore, you cannot receive credit for both. FYI, the current version is the 8th edition.
1 The 702X courses are chapters within “Small Water System Operation and Maintenance”; therefore, you cannot receive credit for both.
2 The 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)

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Advanced Math
0.8
Core
Online Course
Applied Confined Space Safety
0.4
Core
Online Course
Basic Environmental Chemistry
0.4
Core
Online Course
Basic Wastewater
0.56
Core
Online Course
Basic Water Works
0.66
Core
Online Course
Chemical Feed Systems & Pump Calibrations for Water & Wastewater Plant Operators
0.4
Core
Online Course
Chlorinator Systems and Chemical Handling
0.76
Core
Online Course
Corrosion Control Treatment Optimization
0.55
Core
Online Course
Customer Service Inspection and Cross-Connection Control
0.5
Core
Online Course
Disinfection By-products
0.9
Core
Online Course
Dissolved Air Flotation
0.4
Core
Online Course
Drinking Water Filtration, A to Z
0.7
Core
Online Course
Hazard Communications
0.3
Non-core
Online Course
Maintaining Water Quality in the Distribution System
0.8
Core
Online Course
Math Basics
0.6
Core
Online Course
Math Review
0.5
Core
Online Course
Membrane Treatment of Wastewater
0.5
Core
Online Course
Operator Handbook
0.5
Core
Online Course
Primary Sludge Fermentation
0.8
Core
Online Course
Pump and Motor Maintenance
0.64
Core
Online Course
Small Water Systems 1
0.5
Core
Online Course
Surface Water Production 1
1.1
Core
Online Course
Surface Water Production 2
1.2
Core
Online Course
Surface Water Treatment
0.5
Core
Online Course
Understanding the Revised Total Coliform Rule and the Groundwater Rule
0.8
Core
Online Course
Understanding the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Product Rule
0.3
Core
Online Course
Using Clarifiers
0.4
Core
Online Course
Valve and Hydrant Maintenance
0.36
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Collection
0.55
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Disinfection
0.3
Core
Online Course
Wastewater: Preliminary Treatment
0.3
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment
0.9
Core
Online Course
Water Disinfection
0.4
Core
Online Course
Water Transmission and Distribution
0.3
Core
Online Course
Water Utility Calculations
0.8
Core
Online Course
Water Utility Safety
0.8
Non-Core
Online Course

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Bismarck State College

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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University of Florida

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Water Treatment Plant Operations Class C & B Training Course
Register for this course
14.4
Core
Online 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
  • EPA Website
Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Water/Wastewater Utility All-Hazards Bootcamp Training
This is a FREE online course.
Register for the course.
0.2
Non-Core
Online Course

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WaterOperator.org

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Groundwater and Well Care for Public Water Systems
This is a FREE online course.
Register for the course.
0.2
Core

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American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Note about the free online courses offered by AWWA: to take the courses you will need to create a free online profile with AWWA using the “Join” link at the top right of AWWA's homepage. In the link, select “Individual Membership” and enter your contact information on the following pages. When it asks for payment information you can either choose to become a dues-paying member of AWWA or hit cancel. Your profile will be created either way and you do not need to be a dues-paying member of AWWA to take the free courses. Once you’ve created your account, use the instructions on the AWWA Small Systems page to access the courses.      
Maintaining and Achieving RTCR Compliance for Small Systems - EL219
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.3
Core
Financial Sustainability for Small Systems - EL226
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.2
Core
Facilitating Compliance with America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 - EL260
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.1
Core
Online Course
Setting the Right Rates for Your Water System - EL251
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.2
Core
Online Course
Regulatory Review - EL271
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.1
Core
Online Course
Introduction to Resiliency and America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 - EL272
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.1
Core
Operational Measures for Resiliency - EL273
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.1
Core
How to Develop a Risk and Resilience Assessment - EL274
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.1
Core
How to Develop a Small System Emergency Response Plan - EL275
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.1
Core
Cybersecurity for Water Systems - EL276
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.35
Core
Optimizing Performance and Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems - EL280
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course
Please note that AWWA lists this course for 0.2 CEU but our program only credits 0.1 CEU.
0.1
Core
Introduction to Rural Development Apply - EL281
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.1
Core
How Water Works - EL283
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.15
Core
Controlling Non-revenue Water in Small Water Utilities, Course 1 - EL290
This is a FREE online course. Register for the course.
0.2
Core
Backflow 1: Backflow Prevention & Cross-Connection Control - EL227
0.2
Core
Online Course
Basic Math 1 and Chemistry 1 - EL228
0.2
Core
Online Course
Building the Utility - EL158
0.5
Core
Online Course
Corrosion Control Theory & Treatment Options - EL285
0.2
Core
Online Course
Cybersecurity in the Water Sector - EL264
0.2
Core
Online Course
Drought Preparedness and Response: Developing a Water Shortage Plan - EL297
0.3
Core
Online Course
Emergency Planning - EL263
0.2
Core
Online Course
Financing the Utility - EL159
0.5
Core
Online Course
Fire Hydrant Basics for Pressurized Water Systems - EL208
0.1
Core
Online Course
Flushing & Bacteriological Testing - EL 211
0.2
Core
Online Course
High Tech Operator Level 1 - HTO1
1.2
Core
Online Course
High Tech Operator Level 2 - HTO2
1.2
Core
Online Course
High Tech Operator Level 3 - HTO3
1.2
Core
Online Course
Introduction to the Utility - EL148
0.5
Core
Online Course
Membrane Processes - EL229
0.2
Core
Online Course
Physical Infrastructure Management Program - EL154
0.5
Core
Online Course
Planning the Utility - EL157
0.5
Core
Online Course
Revised Total Coliform Rule - EL178
0.4
Core
Online Course
Risk and Resilience for Water and Wastewater Systems - EL262
0.4
Core
Online Course
Security Practices for Operations and Management - EL261
0.1
Core
Online Course
Sewer Collection Piping Systems & Appurtenances - EL209
0.2
Core
Online Course
Water Compliance & Enforcement - EL252
0.2
Core
Online Course
Water Supplies & Demand Management - EL-155
0.5
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 1 - WTO1
6
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 2 - WTO2
6
Core
Online Course
Water Treatment Operator Level 3 - WTO3
6
Core
Online Course

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Water Environment Federation (WEF)

  • Online Education Services
  • 601 Wythe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314-1994
  • 800-666-0206
  • Online Education
Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I
6.0
Core
Online Course
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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Michigan State University

  • The Eli Broad College of Business
  • 3535 Forest Road, Suite C23
  • Lansing, MI 48910
  • 517-353-8711

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TPC Training Systems

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
0.8
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

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Excavation Safety for Competent Persons (CPT)
Online course information and registration.
0.6
Non-Core
Online Course
Confined Space Entry (CSE)
Online course information and registration.
0.6
Non-Core
Online Course

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David H. Paul, Inc.

Course Title
CEUs
Core?
Non-Core?
Type
Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment
1.1
Core
Online Course
Reverse Osmosis Operation and Maintenance
1.1
Core
Online Course

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American Water College

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
Wastewater Treatment Exam Review Grade 1
3.5 *
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment Exam Review Grade 2
4.5*
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment Exam Review Grade 3
4.9*
Core
Online Course
Wastewater Treatment Exam Review Grade 4
5.3 *
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

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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