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

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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 Water and Wastewater Operator Certification and Training regulations 18 AAC 74.810 (PDF).

  • Drinking water core courses repeated within a three year period are not eligible for CEU credit.
  • Half credit will be recognized the second time a drinking water core course is repeated after three years.
  • Credit will not be given for courses repeated a third time or more.

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.


Department of Environmental Conservation

Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
DEC Introduction to Small Water Systems Correspondence and Online Courses
4.0
YES
Small Water Systems Video Information Series
Video 1: Roles and Responsibilities
0.1
YES
Video 2: Surface Water Treatment Part 1
0.2
YES
Video 3: Surface Water Treatment Part 2
0.2
YES
Video 4: Groundwater Treatment Part 1
0.3
YES
Video 5: Groundwater Treatment Part 2
0.2
YES
Video 6: Storage and Distribution
0.3
YES
Video 7: Monitoring
0.2
YES
Video 8: Managerial Responsibilities
0.3
YES
Video 9: Financial Considerations
0.2
YES
Video 10: Emergency Preparedness
0.1
YES
Water Systems Operation and Maintenance Video Training Series
Video 1: Wellhead Protection
0.3
YES
Video 2: Hypochlorination
0.4
YES
Video 3: Water Storage Tanks
0.4
YES
Video 4: Sampling and Testing
0.3
YES
Video 5: Inspecting a Pump Station
0.4
YES
Video 6: Distribution Systems
0.6
YES
Video 7: Approaches to Compliance with Standards
0.2
YES
DEC Small Untreated Water Systems Correspondence Course
0.5
YES
DEC Small Treated Water Systems Correspondence Course
1.0
YES

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California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)

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ACR Publications

  • 1298 Elm Street Southwest
  • Albany, OR 97321
  • 800-433-8150
  • ACR Website
Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
Introduction to Small Water Systems Correspondence Course
4.0
YES

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Alaska Rural Water Association (ARWA)

Course Title
CEUs
Drinking Water Core?
Type
Advanced Math
0.80
YES
Basic Environmental Chemistry
0.40
YES
Basic Water Works
0.66
YES
Chemical Feed Systems and Pump Calibrations
0.40
YES
Chlorinator Systems and Chemical Handling
0.76
YES
Corrosion Control Treatment Optimization
0.55
YES
Customer Service Inspection and Cross Connection Control
0.50
YES
Disinfection By-products
0.90
YES
Drinking Water Filtration, A to Z
0.70
YES
Maintaining Water Quality in Distribution Systems
0.8
YES
Math Basics
0.6
YES
Math Review
0.5
YES
Pump and Motor Maintenance
0.64
YES
Surface Water Production 1
1.10
YES
Surface Water Production 2
1.20
YES
Surface Water Treatment
0.50
YES
Valve and Hydrant Maintenance
0.36
YES

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American Water Works Association (AWWA)

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
Financial Sustainability for Small Systems
This is a FREE online course.
Click here to register for the course.
0.2
YES
Facilitating Compliance with America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
This is a FREE online course.
Register for the course.
0.1
YES
Online Course
Setting the Right Rates for Your Water System
This is a FREE online course.
Register for the course.
0.2
YES
Online Course
Advanced Disinfection of Pipeline & Storage Facilities
0.2
YES
Advanced Metering Infrastructure for the Water Industry
0.2
YES
Applied Mathematics
0.3
YES
Backflow I (Prevention and Cross-Connection Control)
0.2
YES
Basic Mathematics
0.7
YES
Coagulation, Flocculation, and Sedimentation Basics
0.3
YES
Disinfection Basics
0.3
YES
Disinfection By-Products: Recent Research Raises Concerns
0.2
YES
Disinfection of Pipelines & Storage Facilities
0.2
YES
Distribution Service to Customers
0.3
YES
Distribution System Materials and Equipment
0.3
YES
Filter Optimization Tips You Can Use
0.2
YES
Filtration Basics
0.3
YES
Fundamentals of Chemistry For Water Professionals
0.8
YES
GeoScience in Water Aquifers
0.2
YES
Hydraulics
0.8
YES
Instrumentation
0.6
YES
Key Elements to Maintaining Distribution System Integrity
0.2
YES
Plant to Tap: The Importance of Disinfection
0.2
YES
Revised Total Coliform Rule
0.4
YES
Trenchless Technology Applications in the Water Industry
0.2
YES
Water Main Installation
0.3
YES
Water System Mechanical Equipment
0.2
YES
Water Shortages: Finding a Solution
0.2
YES
Water Storage Tanks: Operations and Maintenance
0.2
YES
Water Treatment Operator Level 1
6
YES
Water Treatment Operator Level 2
6
YES
Water Treatment Operator Level 3
6
YES

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WaterOperator.org

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

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