Illinois Water Operator Continuing Education


AYPO Tech's continuing education courses for water operators are designed to give comprehensive training on a diverse set of topics. The continuing education courses here provide water operators in Illinois with the continuing education units (CEUs) they need to renew their license.

What are the CE requirements to renew an Illinois water operator certificate?


To renew a Drinking Water Operator Certificate in Illinois you must complete the required number of Renewal Training Hours:

  • Class A Operators = 30 Hours
  • Class B Operators = 30 Hours
  • Class C Operators = 15 Hours
  • Class D Operators = 15 Hours

Our online courses listed below meet the topic requirements set forth by the Illinois EPA for Drinking Water Certifcate renewals and can help you renew your certficate today. Our Illinois Enviromental Protection Agency Provider Number is 1033.

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IL 30 Hour CE Package

30 Hour Course $ 270.00

Save on our 30 Hour CE Package. It includes: Surface Water, Source Water, Disinfection, Corrosion, Membrane, Water Distribution Overview, Pipelines, Meters, Storage Tank, and much more. 


Packages

IL 15 Hour CE Package

15 Hour Course $ 135.00

Save on our 15 Hour CE Package. Includes: Surface Water (3Hours), Source Water (2.5 Hours), Coagulation (3Hours), Disinfection (2.5 Hours),Oxidation (2 Hours) and Membrane Processes (2 Hours).


Distribution

IL 4.5 Hour Water Distribution System Operation Overview

4.5 Hour Course $ 45.00

This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 3 Hour Corrosion Control

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 3 Hour Meters Valves and Hydrants

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

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

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


Treatment

IL 3 Hour Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 3 Hour Pipelines

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

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

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


Treatment

IL 3 Hour Sedimentation and Filtration

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 3 Hour Coagulation and Flocculation

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 2.5 Hour Distribution System Water Quality Issues

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

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


Distribution

IL 2.5 Hour Groundwater Wells

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

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


Treatment

IL 2.5 Hour Source Water Issues and Pretreatment

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 2.5 Hour Pumps and Motors

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

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


Treatment

IL 2.5 Hour Disinfection

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 2 Hour Advance Oxidation & UV Disinfection

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 2 Hour Membrane Processes

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 2 Hour Storage Tank Facilities

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Illinois 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

IL 2 Hour Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

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

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

Illinois State Approval Letters

ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
1021 North Grand Avenue East, P.O. Box19276, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276 - (217) 782-3397 
PAT QUINN, GOVERNOR                           JOHN J. KIM, INTERIM DIRECTOR

 

217-785-0561
October 31, 2012


Mike Melvin
At Your Pace Online
1607 Williams Highway #6
Grants Pass, OR 97527


Re: Drinking Water Training Course Approval


Dear Training Provider:


I have reviewed your request for approval of drinking water related training for certification credit in Illinois.
The following course(s) have been approved:


Course ID Number and Name of Course                           Start             End            Credit Hours
5680   Advanced Oxidation and UV Disinfection                   10/31/2012    10/31/2015          2
5676   Coagulation and Flocculation                                     10/31/2012    10/31/2015          3
5679   Corrosion Control                                                       10/31/2012    10/31/2015          3
5678   Disinfection                                                                 10/31/2012    10/31/2015         2.5
5681   Membrane Processes                                                 10/31/2012    10/31/2015          2
5677   Sedimentation and Filtration                                       10/31/2012    10/31/2015          3
5675   Source Water Issues and Pretreatment                      10/31/2012    10/31/2015          2.5
5674   Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations                10/31/2012    10/31/2015          3


According to your approval request, this course will be offered more than once; however, the training content or subject matter will remain the same. It will not be necessary to acquire additional approval each time it is offered.


In the event the content or subject matter changes, a new Training Providers form must be submitted for approval. Please note that this training course approval is valid for three years. After three years, a new Training Provider Form Must be submitted.

At the time of training, please be sure to tell the operators to record the course identification (ID) number and course name exactly as identified in this letter when submitting the Operator training submission form to the Illinois EPA.

 
Sincerely,


Paul Connelly
Compliance Assurance Section
Division of Public Water Supplies
Bureau of Water