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Proposed Operator Certification Regulations and New AWIA Requirements Training

Introducing Online CEH Training!

Since the Alabama Department of Public Health released guidelines urging folks to avoid meetings to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, we have been revising our training plans, technology, and agendas to make training available online. To see more about webinars and watch a short orientation Video, select "Show More."

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Webinar Presentation Handouts (pdf)
ADEM Operator Certification Preliminary Draft Regulation & OC Program Updates

April 2 - Webinar (Anniston) 
April 16 - Webinar (Eufaula)
May 6 - Webinar (Greenville)
June 4 - Webinar (Sheffield)

Plan to Join Us!   Register below! 


The Alabama Rural Water Association, in cooperation with ADEM and EPA, is conducting a series of training classes that will highlight historic changes currently being proposed to ADEM’s Division 10 Regulations (Operator Certification Program), as well as new requirements as outlined in the American Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA).

  • ADEM will take you through the proposed changes to the Operator Certification Program, detailing the potential impacts to your utility and will be available for discussion and questions on the topic.
  • ARWA representatives will provide details concerning the new Risk & Resiliency Plans required by EPA, as well as updates required to your Emergency Response Plan as dictated under this new rule.

Maintaining a good quality of life is an ongoing objective. Water is a critical resource and availability of a good safe dependable source of drinking water is a necessity.

This training will be FREE OF CHARGE.

You will want to register now to be a part of this educational opportunity.
We strongly encourage you to join the webinar!!

To Register for the webinars, follow the links shown below...

  • Select the date for the webinar and follow the link. It will take you to a registration form.
  • Complete the registration form and you will receive the information you need to connect to the webinar.
  • We will also send you an email confirmation with the same information.
Webinar Date Link to Registration Form
April 2, 2020 Webinar
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 16, 2020 Webinar
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Register at
May 6, 2020 Webinar (Greenville)
Webinar ID 344-598-907

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

June 4, 2020 Webinar (Sheffield)
Webinar ID 759-713-979 

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Be prepared! Download the handouts before the webinar! 
Webinar Presentation Handouts (pdf)
ADEM Operator Certification Preliminary Draft Regulation & OC Program Updates
Jim Grassiano, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Mary Alice Corcoran, Alabama Department of Environmental Management

Plan to join us!

To Register. Please register above if the link is active, otherwise, choose one:


  • Save a copy of this PDF registration to your desktop.
  • Open the saved PDF file. Be sure to provide a unique email address for each attendee. This is essential to receiving proper credit.
  • Fill in the training registration form, then
    - Email - save and email it to,
    - Fax - print and fax it to 334-396-7090, or
    - Mail - mail it to us.

Proposed Operator Certification Regulations and New AWIA Requirements (pdf)

We look forward to seeing you!


Time Event
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. – 11-30 a.m. Proposed ADEM Division 10 Revisions and Alabama Operator Certification Updates
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH
(On your own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EPA Risk & Resiliency Timeline and Overview
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EPA Risk & Resiliency Requirements and Plan Development Guidelines
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EPA Emergency Response Plan Requirements
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Feedback / Evaluations

This Training Session will provide 7.0 Water/Wastewater CEH’s Subject to ADEM Approval.
Training is provided as a joint effort of
the Alabama Rural Water Association,
the Alabama Department of Environmental Management,
and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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Note: It is important that each attendee provide a valid email address. Attendees may attend/watch the training on a shared computer, but each must register and sign in to the training with their own email address to be credited for attending.




Course Fee

Your SWP number is needed if you are a SWP member and you want us to track your training hours. SWP Membership has many benefits including additional free training. More about SWP Membership.


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Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090