AYPOTech.com

California Water Operator Continuing Education

The continuing education courses we offer will provide education and training to water operators that is both practical and interesting. These courses cover a wide range of topics including water treatment related topics such as coagulation and flocculation and water distribution topics such as storage tanks. Completion of our continuing education courses will count toward the number of continuing education hours a water operator must complete to renew their license with the state of California.

If you need California water treatment operator continuing education or water distribution continuing education, purchase with confidence knowing that we have the approved online CE that you need.

Drinking Water

$125 TOP SELLER

CA 16 Hour CE Package - 16 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 16h course

Save on our 16 Hour CE Package. Includes: Surface Water (3 Hours), Coagulation (3 Hours), Sedimentation (3 Hours), Corrosion (3 Hours), Oxidation (2 Hours) and Membrane Processes (2 Hours).

 

These courses are approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 1363 Reviews
$190

CA 24 Hour CE Package - 24 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 24h course

Save on our 24 Hour CE Package. - Includes: Surface Water, Source Water, Disinfection, Corrosion, WD Overview, Pipelines, Meters and WD Quality.

These courses are approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 463 Reviews
$100

CA 12 Hour CE Package - 12 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 12h course

Save on our 12 Contact Hour CE Package. Includes: Surface Water (3 Hours), Coagulation (3 Hours), Sedimentation (3 Hours) and Corrosion (3 Hours).

 

These courses are approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 722 Reviews
$275

CA 36 Hour CE Package - 36 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 36h course

Save on our 36 Hour CE Package! Includes: Surface Water, Source Water, Coagulation, Disinfection, Corrosion, Oxidation, WD Overview, Pipelines, Meters, Pumps, Basic Electrical, Wells and WD Quality.

These courses are approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 290 Reviews
$165

CA 21 Hour CE Package - 21 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 21h course

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

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 44 Reviews
$59

CA Pump Installation and Maintenance

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Introduction to Water Technology

clock hour icon 5h course

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.

 

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Pumps: Part 2

clock hour icon 5h course

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.

 

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Pumps: Part 1

clock hour icon 5h course

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.

 

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Piping Systems: Part 2

clock hour icon 5h course

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.

 

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Piping Systems: Part 1

clock hour icon 5h course

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.

 

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Valve Maintenance and Piping System Protection

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

 

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Electrical Safety (NFPA 70E 2021)

clock hour icon 6h course

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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

$45

CA Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 4.50h course

This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 233 Reviews
$30

CA Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 81 Reviews
$30

CA Pipelines - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

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

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

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 229 Reviews
$30

CA Coagulation and Flocculation - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 44 Reviews
$30

CA Sedimentation and Filtration - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 48 Reviews
$30

CA Corrosion Control - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 78 Reviews
$30

CA Meters Valves and Hydrants - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

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

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

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 234 Reviews
$25

CA Source Water Issues and Pre-Treatment - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.8 61 Reviews
$25

CA Disinfection - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 85 Reviews
$25

CA Distribution System Water Quality Issues - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 119 Reviews
$25

CA Pumps and Motors - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 145 Reviews
$25

CA Groundwater Wells - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.6 165 Reviews
$20

CA Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators - 2 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2h course

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

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

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 174 Reviews
$20

CA Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection - 2 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2h course

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 80 Reviews
$20

CA Storage Tank Facilities - 2 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2h course

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 216 Reviews
$20

CA Membrane Processes - 2 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2h course

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for California 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.

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

4.7 71 Reviews
$19

CA Fluid Mechanics

clock hour icon 1h course

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.

 

This course is approved for DRINKING WATER and DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS only.

Wastewater

$119

12-Hour Package for Wastewater Operators

clock hour icon 12h course

Save with our 12-Hour Package for Wastewater Operators. This package includes the following courses:

  • Wastewater Treatment Processes (4 Hours)
  • Maintaining Wastewater Equipment (4 Hours)
  • Pumps Part 1 (4 Hours)
$69

CA Electrical Safety (NFPA 70E 2021)

clock hour icon 6h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Valve Maintenance and Piping System Protection

clock hour icon 4h course

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

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$59

CA Pump Installation and Maintenance

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Piping Systems: Part 2

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Pumps: Part 1

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Piping Systems: Part 1

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Maintaining Wastewater Equipment

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Wastewater Treatment Processes

clock hour icon 4h course

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

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Introduction to Water Technology

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$49

CA Pumps: Part 2

clock hour icon 4h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$45

CA Water Utility Management

clock hour icon 4.50h course

This course is intended to enhance the student's ability to apply enlightened and effective management techniques, prepare and implement a risk management plan; identify workplace hazards; respond to workplace injuries and illnesses, and to foster a culture of safety able to identify and mitigate hazards at water/wastewater treatment plants.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$19

CA Fluid Mechanics

clock hour icon 1h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$10

CA Coagulation and Flocculation

clock hour icon 1h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$10

CA Corrosion Control

clock hour icon 1h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$10

CA Pipelines

clock hour icon 1h course

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

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$10

CA Pumps and Motors

clock hour icon 1h course

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

What are the CE requirements for California water operators?

DRINKING WATER

The continuing education requirements to renew a California water operator certificate are as follows:

  • T4 & T5 or D4 & D5 - 36 Contact Hours
  • T3 or D3 - 24 Contact Hours
  • T2 or D2 - 16 Contact Hours
  • T1 or D1 - 12 Contact Hours

Up to 25% of hours may be related to safety.

The renewal cycle is every three years, by the license expiration date.

All of our courses are approved by CA SWRCB to apply to your license, regardless of grade. Select any of the drinking water courses listed above to renew your T or D certification.

 

WASTEWATER

The California Water Environment Association (CWEA) requires certificate holders to complete 12 contact hours every two years. 

  • 12 hours of continuing education required every 2 years.
  • Renewal Deadline: last day of the month on your certificate expiration date.

Wastewater courses accepted by the California Water Environment Association.

Agency Requirements for licensure