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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: Thursday, December 24, 2020

Wastewater Treatment I & II Certification Review

September 8-9, 2021 - Fruitland

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

Wastewater Treatment I/II Certification Review (Sponsored by USDA)
This is a review course for operators preparing to take a Level I or II Wastewater Treatment exam. This new 2-day class is based off the ABC material that the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses 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.

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).

Dates: September 8-9, 2021

Instructor: Paul Sifford - IRWA

CEUs Earned: 1.2 Wastewater and Lagoon Operation and Maintenance - (Please note, this class will provide 6 hours of Lagoon Operation and Maintenance CEUs that are needed for Very Small Wastewater System Operators.)

Cost: $285 members / $385 non-members

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

Location:  *View Map

Fruitland Drinking Water Treatment Plant

Training Center

1200 NW 6th Ave

Fruitland, ID 83619

Lunch is on your own.

*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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