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Idaho Rural Water Association places the health and safety of our communities in the highest regard. As such we are doing our best to comply with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Idaho Governor's office to limit the spread of COVID-19. If you have had any cold or flu-like symptoms or a fever, or have been around someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, please stay home to prevent the spread of the virus.

We will be implementing 6 feet of separation between all students and instructors in our classrooms. We encourage the use of face masks, and we will have hand sanitizer available at each seat. In order to limit the spread of germs we will not be serving any water or refreshments at our training classes. We will also be limiting class size to accommodate for social distancing, so please register early! If you have questions about the cleaning regimen of any of the facilities, please contact Adrianna at 208-392-3576.

Online classes are still available through Suncoast Learning. You can obtain Idaho CEUs anytime from the comfort of your home or office.  

IRWA has added NEW live webinars! Please see below for a complete list of upcoming classes! 

Idaho Rural Water Association offers training classes for drinking water and wastewater utility operations specialists as well as for other related industry professionals such as utility boards members, elected officials, clerks, and managers.  Unless otherwise specified all classes have been approved or are pending approval for drinking water or wastewater CEUs (Continuing Education Units) by the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL) - (formerly known as the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (IBOL)).

Monday, December 2, 2019

Wastewater Treatment I & II Certification Review

November 12th, 2020 - Pocatello

Event date: 11/12/2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Export event

This is a review course for operators preparing to take a Level I or II Wastewater Treatment exam. This class is based off the ABC material that the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing uses to create its operator exams. You will receive handouts showing specific topics to study and go through example test questions for each topic. A breakdown of exam topics will be discussed.

Topics include:

  • Types of treatment units, their purpose, and operation

  • Treatment equipment operation and maintenance

  • Treatment plant monitoring, evaluation, and adjustment

  • Wastewater operator safety, security, and administrative procedures

  • Sampling and laboratory procedures

  • Test taking tips and procedures

Certification Math Review should be taken in conjunction with this course. This course does not include calculations. 

Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Vol I.

Sacramento State training manuals are a sought-after resource for operators preparing for state certification. This training manual was developed to serve the needs of operators in a variety of ways, including: as a self-paced, independent-study distance learning course, and as a textbook in traditional college and university classes (often taught by experienced operators). The goal is to provide you with an understanding of basic operational and maintenance concepts for wastewater treatment systems and with an understanding of basic treatment methods and with the ability to analyze and solve problems when they occur.

(Textbook is not required but is recommended).

Instructor: Paul Sifford - IRWA

CEUs Earned: 0.6 WW CEUs

Cost: $120 members / $195 non-members

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (local time)

Location:  View Map

Police Station Training Room

5205 S 5th Street

Pocatello, ID 83204


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