Colorado Water Operator Continuing Education
The continuing education courses we offer will provide education and training to water operators that is both practical and interesting. 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 Colorado.
30-Hour Package for Colorado Wastewater Operators
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
- Piping Systems: Part 1
- Piping Systems: Part 2
CO Wastewater Treatment Processes
This course provides an overview of wastewater treatment, including the physical separation of solids, chemical treatment processes, biological processes, and solids treatment and disposal.
CO Maintaining Wastewater Equipment
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.
CO Piping Systems: Part 1
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.
CO Piping Systems: Part 2
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.
CO Pumps: Part 1
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.
CO Pumps: Part 2
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.
CO Introduction to Water Technology
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.
CO Fluid Mechanics
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 continuing education requirements for Colorado water operators?
Water operators in the state must complete between 12 and 30 hours of continuing education every three years in order to complete their Colorado Water Operator license renewal, depending on license type. At least 50% of the hours must be dedicated to the certificate category being renewed.
- Class A water treatment, domestic wastewater treatment, and industrial wastewater treatment facility operators; Class 4 water distribution and wastewater collection system operators = 30 hours or 3.0 training units (TUs)
- Class B water treatment, domestic wastewater treatment, and industrial wastewater treatment facility operators; Class 3 water distribution and wastewater collection system operators = 24 hours or 2.4 training units (TUs)
- Class C water treatment, domestic wastewater treatment, and industrial wastewater treatment facility operators; Class 2 water distribution and wastewater collections system operators; small water/wastewater system operators = 18 hours or 1.8 training units (TUs)
- Class D water treatment, domestic wastewater treatment, and industrial wastewater treatment facility operators; Class 1 water distribution and wastewater collection system operators; transient non-community water system operators = 12 hours
Your Colorado water certificate confirming your completed hours will be available for download immediately after completing your course.
Courses approved by Colorado Certified Water Professionals.