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Some classes for 2021 have been rescheduled; please use the information on the website and not the printed calendar.

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 IBOL.

Publish Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Wastewater Collection I & II Certification Review

September 1, 2021 - Fruitland

Event date: 9/1/2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Export event

This is a review course for operators preparing to take a Level I or II Wastewater Collections exam. This class is based off the ABC material that the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses uses to create its licensing 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 given.

Topics include:

  • Equipment operation, evaluation, and maintenance

  • Lift station operation and maintenance

  • Collection system monitoring, evaluation, and adjustment

  • Wastewater operator safety, security, and administrative procedures

  • Test taking tips and procedures

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

Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems, 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 collection systems and with an understanding of basic collection systems and with the ability to analyze and solve problems when they occur.

(Textbook is not required but is recommended).

Instructor: Craig Sturman - IRWA

CEUs Earned: 0.6 WW CEUs  (Please note, the 6 hours of WW Collection CEUs are appropriate for Very Small Wastewater System Operators.)

Cost: $120 members / $195 non-members

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM MDT

Location:  View Map*

Location: Fruitland Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Training Center
1200 NW 6th Ave
Fruitland, ID 83619

*GPS Programs often lead you to the wastewater lagoons. We suggest the following:

From I-84 Take the Ontario, Oregon Exit 376A and turn East. Travel on East Idaho Avenue. Drive over the bridge that crosses the Snake River into Idaho. The road name changes to NW 16th Ave. At the first light, turn left (north) on Allen Ave. Follow the road. It will change into Washoe. Take Washoe to NW 6th Ave. Turn RIGHT. Then LEFT into the long driveway of the Fruitland Drinking Water Treatment Plant.  


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