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Course Name: Drinking Water Operator Review Course
Course Code: EO0208WA24
Date of Most Recent Offering: September 13, 20, and 27, 2023
Date: September 13, 20, and 27, 2023 UPDATE FOR NEW OFFERING & DELETE THIS!
Time: 8:15 am – 3:30 pm EDT UPDATE FOR NEW OFFERING!
Location: Online UPDATE FOR NEW OFFERING!
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $355 per person UPDATE FOR NEW OFFERING!
Multi Person Discount Fee: $299 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
NJLWO Discount Fee: $177.50 per person (available for T, W, and VSWS license holders only)
Registration Closes: September 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm EDT UPDATE FOR NEW OFFERING!
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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The New Jersey section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA-NJ) and the NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education have teamed up to offer drinking water operators an excellent opportunity to refresh and review prior to taking state licensing exams.
Combining the Association of Boards of Certification’s (ABC) “need-to-know” guides with statistics from recent NJDEP exams and a wealth of professional, real-life experience from our presenters, this course will give you the confidence to conquer the “rough spots” on licensing exams or the “tough spots” faced daily in the workplace.
This fully live on-line course consists of three full days with presentations that focus on areas of concern from recent past exams. The best and brightest from across the NJ water industry will be participating.
To enhance the learning experience, attendees are encouraged to make note of specific questions they may have on exam-related materials and submit them for discussion and/or assistance during several interactive Q&A sessions that will be included in the agenda prior to the each session (instructions on this process will be provided to registrants). Remember – if you have a question, someone else probably has it as well! We strongly encourage all attendees to have microphone access on their computer or other device to facilitate the asking of questions and group interactions during the course of the program.
Important Note: If you are taking this course to fulfill the NJDEP requirement for a refresher course prior to an exam re-take, you must attend all three (3) days. If you are only seeking Training Contact Hours (TCH’s) for your T, W, or VSWS license, you can attend one, two, or all three days.
- Water Treatment Techniques
- Pumps/Chemical Feeds
- Testing/Sampling Procedures and Protocols
- Facility and Equipment Safety
- Water Quality Regulations
- Math and its Applications throughout the Workplace
- Electrical Safety and Maintenance
Who Should Attend?
If you have failed a water licensing exam three times (T, W, or VSWS), under the NJDEP licensing regulations you are required to take a refresher or review class prior to taking the exam again. This course will fulfill that requirement.
Are you currently licensed and planning to take a higher level exam in the future? Do you just feel a bit “rusty” and want to regain your edge when it comes to day-to-day operational knowledge? Whichever category you fall into, this is the course for you!
Past participants have included:
- Civil Engineers
- DPW Superintendents
- Laboratory Supervisors
- Municipal Engineers
- Safety Coordinators
- Senior Maintenance Repairers
- Superintendents of Distribution Construction
- Utility Foremen
- Water Plant Treatment Operators
- Water Quality Technicians
Meet Your Instructor
William Mitchell, Jr.
William Mitchell, Jr.’s professional experience includes more than 32 years of experience with Trenton Water Works and more than two years at CME Associates. He holds the following licenses: NJDEP T4 license for water treatment, NJDEP W-4 license for water distribution, and PA A-1 license for water treatment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from the College of New Jersey and a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.
“A good way to get TCHs while getting a good review on various topics from various industry professionals.”
– Past Participant
“The instructors went over a wide variety of information.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] How to test correctly in the lab.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of the Drinking Water Operator Review Course was approved for 1.8 Rutgers CEUs (18 contact hours) as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical and 6 Government Contact Hours
NJ Drinking Water Operators ONLY: 18 TCHs for attending all 3 days (Approval #01-051001-10)
NJ Professional Engineers: 18 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
PA Drinking Water Operators ONLY: 20 Recertification Hours for attending all 3 days; 13 Recertification Hours if attending 2 days only
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- A laptop or desktop computer is required for this class.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary as a call-in option is available.
Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” saying, “Click here to finish the registration process,” to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $100 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about the Drinking Water Operator Review Course, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.