American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Water Treatment Operator Level 1 - Spring 2020



Refresh your skills while learning how to prepare for the certification test. This course introduces the basic functions and responsibilities of Level 1 operators, as well as water treatment processes, their uses, characteristics, sizing, and calculations and analyses of these processes.

Course Length: 60 Hours /5 Weeks / 6 CEUs*

This course introduces attendees to water operations and processes. You will learn the basic functions and responsibilities of most entry-level operators working at a treatment plant.

Course Dates: February 10 - March 13, 2020.

This course covers the water treatment basic concepts you need to know to pass an entry-level certification exam and/or gain employment in the water industry. This course also provides an excellent overview for current trainees or someone seeking to gain a thorough understanding of water treatment operations processes. In this course, you will learn the functions and responsibilities of an entry-level operator, as well as basic math, chemistry, and water treatment processes. Operators need to be knowledgeable in water treatment regulations and contaminants to do their jobs well and to protect public health, so this course covers those topics as well.

This course takes into consideration the Association Board of Certification Need-to-Know Criteria for water treatment operators.

AWWA’s WSO Water Treatment, Grade 1 – Get a 40% discount when you register. Also available are the chapter maps for the five textbooks:

WTO Water Treatment Content Map

WSO Water Distribution Content Map

pre-recorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes, discussion boards, weekly tests, and homework assignments.

  • Minimum of 12 hours of online learning activities per week. This is an estimation and will be different for each learner
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations
  • High school education
  • The most current version of Flash Player loaded to the computer that you will access the course with
  • This course is not formatted for handheld devices, only Mac or PC
  • We recommend using Chrome as your internet platform

*You may be awarded CEUs/PDHs for AWWA education programs by your licensing agency. AWWA grants Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course at a rate of 1 CEU for 10 contact hours. It is the individual's responsibility, before registering for any continuing education credit program, to contact the appropriate licensing agency.  AWWA recommends you confirm that the coursework is acceptable for continuing education credit toward the desired license and contact your licensing agency to learn about requirements for your certification.

CA Students registering for this course can use the credits for Renewing Existing licenses only.   The training credits cannot be used to sit for the exam to obtain a license.

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