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. You can find us on the Illinois Training Provider List as @YPOTech. 

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

Provider   End Date Course # Course Name Contact Minutes Training Content
@apotech   10/31/2021 5674 Source Water Treatment Plant Operations 180 Renewed 8/31/18 pc At Your Pace Online. Discusses various surface water treatment processes and the role they play in producing safe drinking water that meets Public health and US EPA requirements. Reapproved 8/25/15. 
@apotech   10/31/2021 5675 Source Water Issues and Pretreatment  150 Renewed 8/31/18 pc Outlines the various source water types and the important role they play. Reapproved 8/25/15. 
@apotech   10/31/2021 5676 Coagulation and Flocculation  180 Renewed 8/31/18. pc Focuses on the crical role that parcle combining and mixing play in the surface water treatment process and how necessary they are in producing safe drinking water that meets Public Health and US EPA requirements. Re-approved 8/25/15.
@apotech   10/31/2021 5677 Sedimentation and Filtration 180 Renewed 8/31/18 pc Focuses on the crical role that parcle removal plays in the surface water treatment process. Re-approved 8/25/15. 
@apotech   10/31/2021 5678 Disinfection 150 Renewed 8/31/18 pc Focuses on the crical role that pathogen inacvaon plays in the surface water treatment process. Re-approved 8/25/15. 
@apotech   10/31/2021 5679 Corrosion Control 180 Renewed 8/31/18 pc Focuses on the importance of maintaining properly balanced water as well as various types of corrosion control methods for the protecon of distribuon systems. Re-approved 8/25/15.
@apotech   10/31/2021 5680 Advanced Oxidation and UV Disinfection 120 Renewed approval 8/31/18. pc Introduces water treatment and distribuon operators to the operaon, uses, and types of advanced oxidaon and UV processes including ozonaon and UV treatment Re-approved 8/25/15.
@apotech   10/31/2021 5681 Membrane Processes 120 Renewed 8/31/18 pc Introducon to operaon, uses, and types of membrane processes including reverse osmosis, nanofiltraon and electrodialysis reversal. Re-approved 8/25/15.

Thank you for your interest in our DW operators.

 

Sincerely,

 

Paul Connelly

DW Compliance and Assurance #19

Division of Public Water Systems, Bureau of Water

Illinois Environmental Protecon Agency

1021 No. Grand Avenue East

P.O. Box 19276 Springfield, IL 62794-9276

Phone: 217-524-8115 Fax: 217-782-0075