Water and Wastewater Operator Certification
Examination Preparatory Training
Attend a Local Course (listed below)
We hold classes periodically across the state on a fee basis. See open courses and course hour requirements below.
Create a Custom On-site Course
We can also customize an on-site course for you to be held at a facility of your choice. Call us at (334) 396-5511 to schedule training at your location! Or send a Training Information Request to us and be sure to include areas of interest and estimated number of students. - Contact Us about Custom On-Site Training
Check back for more upcoming class information!
Grade I / II Water (30 hour course)
Please register a week in advance. Without registering early, you may not receive books and materials before the course starts.
* Students are responsible for the purchase of the Course Manuals and other training materials. Student participation is the responsibility of the employer and/or student. The ARWA is not responsible for student involvement, participation, attendance, or course completion by the student. The ARWA neither implies nor guarantees that any student will pass the State of Alabama Water or Wastewater ABC Certification Examination. The ARWA reserves the right to refuse any and all enrollments and the right to terminate enrollment of any student due to lack of participation and/or conduct.
|Courses are offered for water or wastewater operator certification examination preparation purposes only. They are not available for Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). Individuals must attend 100% of each course for substitution of required experience credit purposes for operator certification.|
It is the responsibility of each individual attending an ARWA Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparatory Training Course to comply with the ADEM Division 10 Regulations in order to qualify for a certification examination through the ADEM and to meet operator certification requirements.
Each ARWA Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparatory Training Program Course requires a 10 student minimum (or equivalent cost) in order to be held, with a maximum number of 15 students per location.
Enrollment Fees for the courses below are as follows:
* Enrollment Fees do not include the cost of the Study Guide. Study guide purchase is the responsibility of the student and is required for course participation.
New classes are being scheduled regularly, please check back or contact the ARWA at 334-396-5511 for information on additional classes.
Course Hour Requirements
Water Operator Training Course Information (Grade I)
|Water Distribution Systems||15 hrs|
|Grades II & III|
|Water Distribution Systems||15 hrs|
|Water Treatment||15 hrs|
|Grades III & IV|
|Water Treatment||45 hrs|
|Advanced Water Treatment||45 hrs|
Wastewater Operator Training Course Information
|Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems||30 hrs|
|Grades IC - I|
|Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems||15 hrs|
|Wastewater Treatment||15 hrs|
|Grades II - IV|
|Wastewater Treatment||45 hrs|
|Advanced Wastewater Treatment||45 hrs|
Open for Registration
Basic Water Distribution / Wastewater Collection Operation & Maintenance (W/WW)
Water I/II Certification Test Prep (W)
Starts Oct 21-Monroeville
Water and Wastewater Utility Management Training (W/WW)
3:30-9:00 pm-Dinner Included!
Nov 7-Gulf Shores
Wastewater Process Monitoring and Control (WW)
Practical Microscope Use (WW)
ARWA's 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference
March 15-18, 2020
Room Reservations are Open!
Utility Management Certification
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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.
We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.
GET IN TOUCHAlabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090