Maryland Water Operator Continuing Education


If you are a water operator in the State of Maryland who is looking for continuing education training in order to renew a certificate, you have come to the right place. Here at AYPO Tech we have continuing education courses that will provide both critical knowledge and training hours required to renew a water operator certificate.

What are the requirements to renew a Maryland water operator certificate?


To renew a Maryland water operator certificate you must complete the required amount of training units for the type of certificate to be renewed. The approved training course taken must be approved for the specific classification of the certificate held in order for it to count towards a certificate renewal.

  • Water Distribution requires 24 units for a Temporary Certificate & 16 units for an Operator Certificate.
  • Water Treatment 1 requires 24 units for a Temporary Certificate & 16 units for an Operator Certificate.
  • Water Treatment 2 requires 24 units for a Temporary Certificate & 16 units for an Operator Certificate.
  • Water Treatment 3 requires 45 units for a Temporary Certificate & 30 units for an Operator Certificate.
  • Water Treatment 4 requires 45 units for a Temporary Certificate & 30 Units for an Operator Certificate.
  • Water Treatment 5 requirements are determined by the board directly

We offer online Maryland approved continuing education training to help you renew your certificate(s).


30 UNIT Package - Water Treatment

30 Hour Course $ 160.00

A 30 Unit package for Water Treatment (WT 1-5) - Includes:

  • Source Water Issues and Pre Treatment (4.5)
  • Source (3.75),
  • Coagulation (4.5)
  • Sedimentation and Filtration (4.5)
  • Disinfection (3.75)
  • Corrosion Control (4.5)
  • Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection (3.0)
  • Membrane Processes (3.0)

Packages

24 UNIT Package - Water Treatment

24 Hour Course $ 140.00

A 24 Unit package for Water Treatment (WT 1-5) - Includes:

  • Surface Water Treatment (4.5)
  • Source Water Issues and Pre Treatment (3.75)
  • Coagulation (4.5)
  • Sedimentation and Filtration (4.5)
  • Disinfection (3.75)
  • Advanced Oxidation and UV Disinfection (3.0)

Packages

MD 16 UNITS Package - Water Treatment

16 Hour Course $ 100.00

A 16 Unit Package for Water Treatment (WT 1-5) - Includes:

  • Surface Water Treatment (4.5)
  • Source Water Issues and Pre Treatment (3.75)
  • Disinfection (3.75)
  • Corrosion Control (4.5)

Packages

15.75 UNITS Package - Water Distribution

1 Hour Course $ 95.00

A 15.75 Unit Package for Water Distribution (WD) - Includes:

  • Coagulation Control (4.5)
  • Disinfection (3.75)
  • Corrosion Control (4.5)
  • Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection (3.0)

Treatment

MD Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations - 4.5 Units

4.5 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 Hrs

4 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 4 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Coagulation and Flocculation WT - 4.5 Units

4.5 Hour Course $ 30.00

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


Treatment

MD Corrosion Control WT - 4.5 Units

4.5 Hour Course $ 30.00

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


Treatment

MD Sedimentation and Filtration WT - 4.5 Units

4.5 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Source Water Issues and PreTreatment WT - 3.75 Units

3.75 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 3.75 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Disinfection WT - 3.75 Units

3.75 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 3.75 of your required hours for Maryland 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.


Distribution

MD Pipelines - 3 Units

3 Hour Course $ 20.00

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

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


Treatment

MD Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection WT - 3 Units

3 Hour Course $ 20.00

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


Distribution

MD Meters & Hydrants - 3 Units

3 Hour Course $ 20.00

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

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


Treatment

MD Membrane Processes WT - 3 Units

3 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Pumps & Motors - 2.5 Units

2 Hour Course $ 17.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Groundwater Wells - 2.5 Units

2 Hour Course $ 17.00

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


Distribution

MD Distribution System Water Quality Issues - 2.5 Units

2 Hour Course $ 17.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Storage Tank Facilities - 2 Units

2 Hour Course $ 17.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Maryland 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

MD Basic Electrical Concepts For Water Operators - 2 Units

2 Hour Course $ 15.00

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

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

Maryland State Approval Letters

Maryland
Department of
the Environment

December 5, 2016

 

Dear Mr Modica:

On September 15, 2016, the Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators reviewed the training you submitted.

 

Course Name:                       Water Distribution System Operation Overview
Credit Hours Assigned:          4.50
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: All WT; WD
Course Code:                        5953-16-07 P

Course Name:                       Storage Tank Facilities
Credit Hours Assigned:          2.00
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: All WT;WD
Course Code:                        5954-16-07 P

Course Name:                       Pumps and Motors
Credit Hours Assigned:          2.50
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: All
Course Code:                        5955-16-07 NP

Course Name:                       Pipelines
Credit Hours Assigned:          3.00
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: All
Course Code:                        5956-16-07 NP

Course Name:                       Groundwater Wells
Credit Hours Assigned:          2.50
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: All WT; WD, Superintendent: WT
Course Code:                        5957-16-07 NP

Course Name:                       Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators
Credit Hours Assigned:          2.00
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: WD
Course Code:                        5958-16-07 NP

Course Name:                       Distribution System Water Quality Issues
Credit Hours Assigned:          2.50
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: WD
Course Code:                        5959-16-07 P

Course Name:                       Meters Valves and Hydrants
Credit Hours Assigned:          3.00
Approved For: Operators:       Operators: WD
Course Code:                        5960-16-07 NP

 

As an approved training sponsor you can help certificate holders fulfill their training requirements by providing acceptable proof of training compltetion, such as a certificate of completion, or a training card that has been signed by the instructor or training sponsor to those who complete the training. Please note that each certificate holder is responsible for maintaining records of completed training and submitting this information to the Board as part of his/her application for renewal. Please contact Gregory Wilkinson at (410) 537-3898 or Gregory.Wilksinson@Maryland.gov if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Christine Nagle
Board Secretary