Arizona Water Operator Continuing Education


Our Arizona state approved continuing education courses give water operators critical knowledge on a number of topics ranging from pipeline installation to disinfection of water. In addition, these courses will help water operators complete the required number of continuing education units (CEUs).

What are the requirements to renew an Arizona water operator certificate?


To renew your Arizona Department of Enviromental Quality Water Operator Certification you must:

  1. Complete a total of 30 Professional Development Hours within your 3 year renewal period, regardless of the number of certificates you hold.
  2. Fill out and submit the ADEQ's official Operator Certification Renewal Application and include the appropriate renewal fee with your renewal application.
  3. Allow time for ADEQ to process your application. You can use the official certified operators database search tool to check on the status of your license.

Our online courses and packages will meet all of your continuing education requirements for the state Arizona's water operator certification renewals.


AZ 30 Hour Professional Development Package - 30 PDH

30 Hour Course $ 225.00

Class Summary: Save on our 30 Hour CE Package! Includes: Surface Water, Source Water, Coagulation, Disinfection, Corrosion, Oxidation, WD Overview, Pumps, Basic Electrical, Wells and Much More...


Treatment

AZ Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection - 2 PDH

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

Our Advanced Oxidation and UV Disinfection course will introduce water treatment and distribution operators to the operation, uses, and types of advanced oxidation and UV processes including ozonation and ultraviolet treatment.


Treatment

AZ Disinfection - 2.5 PDH

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

Our Disinfection course focuses on the critical role that pathogen destruction and inactivation plays in the surface water treatment process and how necessary it is in producing safe drinking water that meets EPA standards.


Treatment

AZ Source Water Issues and PreTreatment - 2.5 PDH

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

Whether your water comes from a lake, stream or groundwater basin, understanding your source is the first step in providing safe drinking water. This course outlines the various source water types and the important role they play.


Distribution

AZ Meters Valves and Hydrants - 3 PDH

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

Discover how meters, valves and hydrants play vital roles in the delivery of safe drinking water to the public.


Distribution

AZ Groundwater Wells - 2.5 PDH

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

Our Groundwater Wells course is designed to introduce and cover the basic components and operation of groundwater wells along with the fundamentals of maintaining safe drinking water from this types of water source.


Distribution

AZ Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 PDH

4.5 Hour Course $ 45.00

This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

This course will provide an overview of water distribution system operation. You will learn the basics of the entire water distribution system as we cover topics such as pipeline operations, pumps and motors, meters, valves and hydrants, SCADA systems, and much more.


Treatment

AZ Membrane Processes - 2 PDH

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

A membrane is a sheet of natural or synthetic material that is partially permeable to substances in solution. Membranes are used in various methods of water treatment. Students who take our Membrane Processes course will learn the uses and types of membrane processes including reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and electrodialysis reversal.


Treatment

AZ Corrosion Control - 3 PDH

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

In our Corrosion Control course you will learn about the effects of corrosion on a water distribution system, the effects of contamination due to corrosion, and corrosion mitigation techniques.


Treatment

AZ Sedimentation and Filtration - 3 PDH

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

Our Sedimentation and Filtration course focuses on the role that particle removal plays in the surface water treatment process and how necessary it is in producing safe drinking water that meets EPA standards.


Treatment

AZ Coagulation and Flocculation - 3 PDH

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

Coagulation refers to the process of using chemicals that collect contaminants in water, creating larger particles that are easier to remove. Flocculation is the process of mixing these chemicals in the water to ensure higher rate of contact between coagulants and contaminates. In this course, we'll delve into the details of this fascinating water treatment process.


Treatment

AZ Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations - 3 PDH

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

This course will provide an overview of surface water treatment plant operations. You will learn about surface water treatment regulations, and the basics of treatment processes, coagulation and flocculation, filtration, disinfection, corrosion control, and much more.


Distribution

AZ Pipelines - 3 PDH

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

In our Pipelines course, students will discover the many important factors of operating, installing or maintaining a water distribution pipeline system.


Distribution

AZ Pumps and Motors - 2.5 PDH

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.


Pumps and Motors is a course that details the types, components of and the proper maintenance steps for water pumps and the motors that drive them.


Distribution

AZ Storage Tank Facilities - 2 PDH

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

AYPO's Storage Tank Facilities course focuses on the types of storage facilities, functions of and maintenance of the tanks that store water for efficient delivery to the public.


Distribution

AZ Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators - 2 PDH

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

This course is intended to provide water operators with information on basic electrical concepts they will need in their career.


Distribution

AZ Distribution System Water Quality Issues - 2.5 PDH

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Arizona water operators.

AYPO's Distribution System Water Quality Issues course will introduce to water operators the many issues that must be present in order to achieve and maintain a safe and high-quality water supply in a distribution system.


Packages

AZ 21 Hour Professional Development Package - 21 PDH

21 Hour Course $ 165.00

Save on our 21 Hour CE Package. Includes: Surface Water (3 Hours), Source Water (2.5 Hours), Coagulation (3Hours), Sedimentation (3 Hours) Disinfection (2.5 Hours), Corrosion (3 Hours), Oxidation (2 Hours) and Membrane Processes (2 Hours).


Packages

AZ 22 Hour Professional Development Package - 22 PDH

22 Hour Course $ 175.00

Save on our 22 Hour CE Package. Includes: Water Distribution System Operation Overview (4.5 Hours),  Pipelines (3 Hours), Meters, Valves and Hydrants (3 Hours), Pumps and Motors (2.5 Hours), Storage Tank Facilities (2 Hours), Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators (2 Hours), Groundwater Wells (2.5 Hours), Distribution System Water Quality Issues (2.5 Hours).

Arizona State Approval Letters

Airzona Department
of
Environmental Quality

1110 West Washington Street * Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 771-2300 * www.azdeq.gov

 

January 22, 2013
Mark Przybylski
AT Your Pace Online
Training Program


RE: Operator Certification Educational/Training Program.


Course approval for training of, AT Your Pace Online Training Program from the Operator Certification Educational/Training Program for Professional Development Hours from the State of Arizona Operator Certification Program.

Thank you for submitting your course curriculum, with attached course descriptions. The information that you provided meets the state program criteria for approving professional developmnet hours.

A professional development hour (PDH) is equal to one contact hour of continuing education. A total of 30 progressional development hours are required for each 3-year renewal period regardless of the number of certificates that are held by an operator.

The legal definition contains in the Arizona Administrative Code defines a professional development hour as follows:

"Professional development hour" means one hour of participation in an organized educational activity related to engineering, biological or chemical sciences, a closely related technical or scientific discipline, or operations mangement.

Consider this letter the approval for PDHs issued for this training, which can be used by State of Arizona Certified Operators for renewal of certificates.

Approval for Contact Hours does not imply State of Arizona Operator Certification Program endorses or authorizes the training event or organization. You may state that Contact Hours will be accepted by State of Arizona Operator Certification Program for recertification, but you may not use State of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality logo or name in any other way without written permission from State of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Please contact State of Arizona Operator Certification Program with any changes to the original training program such as date changes or additions, instructor changes, or content revisions.

When issueing certificates of completion to attendees include the following information:

  • Attendee name
  • Date of training event and the number of hours completed
  • Title of training event
  • Name of training organization
  • Stamp or signature of authorized person from the training organization

 


Please contact me if you have any concerns or questions, thanks Bill.

Sincerely,


William P. Reed
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Drinking Water Section: Programs Unit
Operator Certification Program Coordinator
1110 West Washington Street.5415B-2
Pheonix. Az. 85007
Ph 602.771.4638
Fax 602.771.4634
Email wpr@azdeq.gov
www.azdeq.gov