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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 and wastewater operators complete the required number of continuing education units (CEUs).

$225 TOP SELLER

30-Hour Package for Wastewater Operators

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Save with our 30 Hour Package for Wastewater Operators. This package includes the following courses:

  • Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • Maintaining Wastewater Equipment
  • Pumps Part 1
  • Pumps Part 2
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Water Technology
  • Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators
  • Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection Class
$225

AZ 30 Hour Professional Development Package - 30 PDH

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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.

4.7 78 Reviews
$69

AZ Electrical Safety (NFPA 70E 2021)

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This course equips electricians and other workers exposed to electrical hazards with knowledge needed to apply safety requirements from the NFPA 70E. We start by detailing the arrangement, scope, and purpose of the document, as well as define common terms.

Then, we discuss securing an electrically safe work condition, lockout/tagout, energized work, grounding electrical equipment, arc flash and more. In summary, we clarify NFPA 70E safety practices used in the electrical industry. This course has no prerequisites.

$59

AZ Maintaining Wastewater Equipment

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This course provides details on a variety of wastewater equipment, including pumping stations, screening equipment, grinding equipment, grit removal systems, sludge and scum collection apparatus, and flow measurement devices. For each piece of equipment, we will cover major parts, start-up, operation, shutdown, maintenance, and safety.

$59

AZ Introduction to Water Technology

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This course introduces operators to the hydrologic cycle and its effects on the structure and functions of water and wastewater systems. From there, we discuss water collection, treatment, and distribution, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of water.

$59

AZ Piping Systems: Part 1

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This course introduces operators to piping systems and familiarizes them with the larger components that make piping systems function, including metallic and nonmetallic piping, tubing, and hoses.

$59

AZ Wastewater Treatment Processes

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This course provides an overview of wastewater treatment, including the physical separation of solids, chemical treatment processes, biological processes, and solids treatment and disposal.

$59

AZ Piping Systems: Part 2

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This course dives further into piping systems by discussing the smaller components that make piping systems function, including fittings, common and special valves, strainers, filters, traps, and accessories. Preventative and repair maintenance for these components are also discussed.

$59

AZ Pumps: Part 1

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This course introduces operators to pumping systems, hydraulics, basic pumping terminology, and pump curves. We will also look at a number of pump types, including end-suction centrifugal pumps, propeller pumps, turbine pumps, and rotary pumps. For each pump type, we will discuss internal parts, construction, and operation.

$59

AZ Pumps: Part 2

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This course continues looking at additional pump types, including reciprocating pumps, metering pumps, and special purpose pumps. For each pump type, we will discuss internal parts, construction, and operation. We also discuss sealing devices, including packing and mechanical seals, bearings, lubrication, and installation.

$49

AZ Pump Installation and Maintenance

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This course introduces operators to pumping systems, hydraulics, basic pumping terminology, and pump curves. We will also look at a number of pump types, including end-suction centrifugal pumps, propeller pumps, turbine pumps, and rotary pumps. For each pump type, we’ll discuss internal parts, construction, and operation. This course has no prerequisites.

$49

AZ Valve Maintenance and Piping System Protection

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Covers maintenance and operation of gate, globe, ball, plug, check, and special-purpose valves. Details actuators and various accessories. Explains valve selection based on application. Describes methods of protecting piping systems. This course has no prerequisites

$45

AZ Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 PDH

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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.

4.7 22 Reviews
$30

AZ Meters Valves and Hydrants - 3 PDH

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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.

4.6 14 Reviews
$30

AZ Corrosion Control - 3 PDH

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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.

4.9 10 Reviews
$30

AZ Coagulation and Flocculation - 3 PDH

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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.

4.8 5 Reviews
$30

AZ Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations - 3 PDH

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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.

4.7 9 Reviews
$30

AZ Sedimentation and Filtration - 3 PDH

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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.

4.7 7 Reviews
$30

AZ Pipelines - 3 PDH

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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.

4.8 18 Reviews
$25

AZ Source Water Issues and PreTreatment - 2.5 PDH

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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.

4.8 8 Reviews
$25

AZ Pumps and Motors - 2.5 PDH

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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.

4.9 12 Reviews
$25

AZ Distribution System Water Quality Issues - 2.5 PDH

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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.

4.9 7 Reviews
$25

AZ Disinfection - 2.5 PDH

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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.

4.9 8 Reviews
$25

AZ Groundwater Wells - 2.5 PDH

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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.

4.8 18 Reviews
$20

AZ Storage Tank Facilities - 2 PDH

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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.

4.8 6 Reviews
$20

AZ Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators - 2 PDH

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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.

4.8 13 Reviews
$20

AZ Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection - 2 PDH

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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.

4.7 3 Reviews
$20

AZ Membrane Processes - 2 PDH

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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.

5.0 3 Reviews
$19

AZ Fluid Mechanics

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This course explains how fluids behave, especially under pressure and in motion. This lesson is divided into two major parts. The first concerns fluids at rest and describes the properties fluids have when they are standing still. The second half treats the subject of fluids in motion.

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

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

  • Complete a total of 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) within your 3 year renewal period, regardless of the number of certificates you hold.
    • At least 10 PDHs must relate to your specific job functions.
  • Fill out and submit the ADEQ's official Operator Certification Renewal Application and include the appropriate renewal fee with your renewal application.
  • 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 Arizona's water operator and wastewater operator certification renewals. Our courses are accepted by the Arizona Department of Enviromental Quality.

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