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Training Programs & Classes

RWAA provides various training opportunities for water and wastewater operators and system managers. Please scroll down to see the various classes and programs available.

RWAA Op-Cert Training Classes

RWAA offers Water and Wastewater Grades 1 and 2 Op-Cert Training Classes. Click the link below to view the schedule of the upcoming classes.

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EPA Training Program

EPA Training and Technical Assistance Program

The EPA Training and Technical Assistance Program provides water and wastewater operators and system managers with formal classroom instruction on compliance, operational, financial and managerial issues. We provide the type of assistance that offers "training" to improve the skill level of water and wastewater personnel by providing professional training assistance at their system. This on-site training assistance effort involves teaching water and wastewater system how to "solve" problems as opposed to simply "fixing" problems. We perform over 310 hours a year in training. Our assistance is available thanks to funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency and membership.

Below is the list of training topics currently offered to our membership by RWAA under the EPA Training Program:

  1. Altitude and automated control valves
  2. Arsenic removal techniques
  3. Backflow
  4. Bacteria sampling
  5. Capacity development
  6. Chlorination
  7. Chlorine safety
  8. Chlorine disinfection alternatives
  9. Competent person
  10. Confined space
  11. Cross connection control
  12. Disinfection
  13. Electrical safety
  14. Emergency management
  15. Emergency operations plan
  1. Emergency response planning
  2. EPA/OSHA/DOT compliance
  3. Equipment operation
  4. Funding assistance
  5. Groundwater wellhead protection
  6. Heavy equipment training
  7. How to prepare for audit
  8. Intro to fed/state drinking water rules
  9. Intro to global positioning
  10. Laboratory sampling procedures
  11. Leak detection
  12. Lift stations
  13. Line location
  14. Lock out tag out
  15. Mapping
  16. Fire hydrant and valves
  17. Operations and maintenance
  18. Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors
  19. Point of use arsenic removal
  20. Preparation for operation certification training
  21. Public notification
  22. Pumps and motors
  23. Reptile and insect awareness
  24. Risk assessment methodology
  25. Safe drinking water act compliance
  26. Security vulnerability
  27. Sewer collection
  28. Smoke testing
  29. Source water protection
  30. Traffic control
  31. Treatment processes
  32. Valve maintenance programs
  33. Water distribution
  34. Water meters
  35. Water treatment
  36. Waterous hydrant maintenance and repair
  37. Math water and wastewater
  38. Killing kitchens
  39. Activated sludge process control
  40. Wells

PDHs available for all classes.

Please contact Nathan Long if you have any questions regarding the training topics offered, or if you would like to schedule a training at your system.

Questions? We're here to help!
480-982-0301 | m.locke@rwaa.info