Florida Water Operator Continuing Education


Water operators in Florida need to acquire continuing education credits (CEUs) to renew their license. We offer high-quality online courses that provide the required training and education. We cover many different topics and address both the water treatment and water distribution sides of water operation.

FRWA online courses for water distribution and treatmemt ceu credits.

 

What are the CE requirements for Florida water operators?


Florida Water Operator CE Requirements Are:

Single license holders:

  • Class A - 2 CEU's (20 hours)
  • Class B - 2 CEU's (20 hours)
  • Class C - 1 CEU (10 hours)
  • Class D - 0.5 CEU (5 hours)

Dual license holders:

  • Class A/B - 1.5 CEU's for each license
  • All other combinations of dual licensure will require obtaining CEU's for each level based on the CEU's required for single license levels.

Water Distribution System Operators:

  • Level 1-5 Operators - 0.5 CEU's (5 hours)

Our FUSE sponsorship approval code number is 08112.

The courses below apply to the 2015-2017 renewal cycle. New courses are coming soon for the 2017-2019 cycle.


Florida Sedimentation and Filtration (.1 CEU)

1 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 1 of your required hours for Florida 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

Florida Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations (.1 CEU)

1 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 1 of your required hours for Florida 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.


Treatment

Florida Disinfection (.1 CEU)

1 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 1 of your required hours for Florida 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

Florida Source Water Issues and PreTreatment (.1 CEU)

1 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 1 of your required hours for Florida 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.


Treatment

Florida Corrosion Control (.1 CEU)

1 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 1 of your required hours for Florida 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.


Distribution

Florida Pumps and Motors (.05 Hr)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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

Florida Meters Valves and Hydrants (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida water operators.

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


Distribution

Florida Pipelines (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida water operators.

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


Distribution

Florida Water Distribution System Operation Overview (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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.


Distribution

Florida Storage Tank Facilities (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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

Florida Distribution System Water Quality Issues (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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.


Treatment

Florida Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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

Florida Coagulation and Flocculation (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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.


Distribution

Florida Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida water operators.

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


Treatment

Florida Membrane Processes (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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.


Distribution

Florida Groundwater Wells (.05 CEU)

0.5 Hour Course $ 10.00

This course will fulfill 0.5 of your required hours for Florida 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.

Florida State Approval Letters

May 20, 2015

FLORIDA UNIVERSITY
of SANITARY EDUCATION

Dom Tomlinson
AYPO, LLC
531 NE F Street
Grant Pass, OR 97526

RE: Approved Courses for AYPO
8112 - Approved Training Sponsor

Good Morning Dom,

I have reviewed and beta tested all of your course applications. Your course content is very good and relevant to the drinking water and distribution system continuing education training requirements.

However, I've ran into many problems with your time estimate versus the beta test. For example, for many courses, you stated that they required two hours, when I was able to complete the course in less than 30 minutes. After my April e-mail to you, the time factors improved and we were able to assign correct values to the courses.

In estimating time for course credit, we are not allowed to include navigation or the generic introduction, as these are not actual training sessions. Still, some introductions were specific to the course content and were considered a part of those courses. It is difficult to understand why you have assigned such extensive contact hours when the course materials do not fulfill them.

The following approval breakdown illustrates all of your course applications and the approved contact hours associated with each:

8112001 0.05 Water Distribution System Operation Overview Tony Goff
8112002 0.05 Storage Tank Facilities Tony Goff
8112003 0.05 Pumps and Motors Tony Goff
8112004 0.05 Piplines Tony Goff
8112005 0.05 Meters, Vavles, and Hydrants Tony Goff
8112006 0.05 Groundwater Wells Tony Goff
8112007 0.05 Distribution System Water Quality Issues Tony Goff
8112008 0.05 Advanced Oxidation and UV Disinfection Tony Goff
8112009 0.05 Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators Tony Goff
8112010 0.05 Coagulation and Flocculation Tony Goff
8112011 0.1 Corrosion Control Tony Goff
8112012 0.1 Disinfection Tony Goff
8112013 0.05 Membrane Processes Tony Goff
8112014 0. Sedimentation and Filtration Tony Goff
8112015 0.1 Source Water Issues and Pretreatment Tony Goff
8112016 0.1 Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations Tony Goff

These course approvals are for the 2015-2017 Licensing cycle and will be uploaded into the FDEP database, soon. Please make note:

0.05 = 30 minutes or half an hour
0.1 = 60 minutes or 1 hour

FUSE incorporates the ANSI / IACET Standards in our evaluations, with the exception that the State of Florida - Operator Certificate PRogram requires not less than 50 minutes of contact time for one hour of credit.

On the Operators Certificate of Completion, please make note of the FUSE approval code and include it on all certificates. Once the training has been completed, please forward a roster and processing fee to us; so we can expedite the course credits to the State.

Should you elect to bundle the courses under one application, as you mentioned earlier; please submit a course application with reference to the approved courses so that a combined contact time can be assigned to an overall bundle. I hope I am answering your inquiry correctly, as each course has its own unique course ID number and is stored in the FDEP database for processing course completion credits.

Thank you for the opportunity to evaluate and approve your training courses. FUSE is an approved Training Provider through the State of Florida Operator Certification Program and approved various training organizations for operator training. The course completion rosters are to be sent to our office electronically for processing. A $5.00 processing fee is required for each course completion. We have a secure login and upload rosters on a regular basis. Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything further

Sincerely,
Bill Edgar, Executive Director
FUSE