Course Length: 60 Hours /5 Weeks / 6 CEUs*
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, including those at medium- to large-sized treatment operations. 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 program takes into consideration the Association Board of Certification Need-to-Know Criteria for Level 3 water treatment operators, industry practices, and AWWA member criteria. There is an assumption that operators taking this class have successfully completed the level 2 operator class or possess the minimum skills and knowledge necessary to advance to the level 3 course. These courses were developed to be taken in sequential order. WSO materials are recommended for these courses. Purchase these materials at a 40% discount when registering for the training.
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.
Course Dates: October 14 - November 15, 2019
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
* Ability to perform basic math calculations
* High school education
Ancillary Materials: Water Supply Operations Textbooks are recommended for this course. This set includes Water Treatment (grades 1-4) and Water Distribution (grades 1-4). Purchase these materials at a 40% discount when registering for the training. Also available are the chapter maps for the five textbooks:
WSO Water Treatment Content Map
WSO Water Distribution Content Map
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.