In the United States, we expect the water we use to be safely managed and treated. The people responsible for providing these invaluable services are wastewater treatment plant operators.
In order to be employed by a wastewater treatment plant, operators must be licensed or certified by their states. To be eligible to take a state certification exam, operators must provide proof of having earned continuing education units in their chosen field. Our Wastewater Treatment certificate program may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Wastewater treatment operators play an important role in protecting and enhancing water resources, public health, and the environment.
Our Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate program consists of three 90-hour courses for a total of 18 units of academic credit. All program courses are offered exclusively using a distance learning format, providing optimum flexibility for the adult learner.
Participants must complete all three courses to earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement. Those who do not wish to earn a certificate are encouraged to enroll in one or more courses individually for professional development, preparation for certification exams, or to earn continuing education units toward re-licensing.
Courses are offered continuously and students may enroll and begin a course at any time. Courses are self-paced and exams may be taken online.