WASTEWATER CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL OPERATOR

Program Description

This program is designed to train professionals in the foundational concepts of wastewater operations. The program focuses on testing wastewater quality, process control and troubleshooting, and maintaining permit compliance with the Department of Environmental Protection.

You will have 3 years to matriculate through the program.

Transfer courses will not be accepted.

After registering for a course, student substitutions are not allowed.

Once the certificate is awarded there is no need for renewals.

Program Cost: Approximately $3300.

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Wastewater Certified Professional Operator Handbook

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What courses are required to complete the program?

Complete all four core courses and select one elective in order to complete the program.

Core Courses

Course Name Format CEUs Register
Process Control of Advanced Waste Treatment Plants Online 2.1 CEUs Register
Microbiology of Activated Sludge In-Person 2.2 CEUs Register
Wastewater Process Control Laboratory Operations In-Person 1.6 CEUs Registration Coming Soon
Activated Sludge Process Control & Troubleshooting Online 2.5 CEUs Register

Electives

Course Name Format CEUs Register
Confined Space In-Person 0.8 CEUs Register
Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation Online 3.0 CEUs Register
Introduction to Electrical Maintenance In-Person 2.1 CEUs Register
Building an Effective Safety Program & Culture In-Person 0.8 CEUs Register
SCADA Systems In-Person 1.2 CEUs Register
FDEP SOPs for Water and Groundwater Sampling & Meter Testing In-Person 1.2 CEUs Register

Program Guide

Want an easy way to track your progress and learn more about the courses?  Download our course guide! This guide provides you with a program checklist, course descriptions and pricing to help guide you through the program.

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Who Should Apply?

This program is open to anyone interested in training in the core foundational concepts of wastewater operations.

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