Course Length: 60 Hours /5 Weeks / 6 CEUs*
Course Dates: April 20 - May 22, 2020.
Course Description: This course introduces water operations personnel to various analyses and applications of key water treatment processes and operations. The course curriculum is representative of the basic functions and responsibilities of Level 3 operators at most water treatment plants. The course builds upon the Level 2 course by focusing on troubleshooting of operational problems along with analysis of conventional and advanced treatment processes.
This course takes into consideration the Association Board of Certification Need-to-Know Criteria for water treatment operators.
Recommended Publication: AWWA’s WSO Water Treatment, Grades 3 and 4 – 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
Note: AWWA’s Water Treatment Operator courses are designed to be taken in sequential order. Consider taking Water Treatment Operator Level 2 before this course if you have not already.
Learning Elements: Prerecorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes, discussion boards, weekly tests, and homework assignments.
Minimum of 12 hours of online learning activities and homework per week. This is an estimation and will be different for each learner
Ability to perform basic math calculations
High school education
CEUs: *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.