Minnesota Water Operator Continuing Education


The continuing education courses presented here are the key to an effective education and a successful renewal of a water operator certificate. The Minnesota Department of Health has approved these courses to count toward the hours of training a water operator is required to take in order to renew their certificate.

What are the CE requirements for Minnesota water operators?


The continuing education requirements for professional growth of a MN water operator needs to be completed every 3 years from the date a certificate was issued. The number of approved contact hours required to renew depends on the class of certificate held.

  • Class A - 32 contact hours
  • Class B - 24 contact hours
  • Class C - 16 contact hours
  • Class D - 8 contact hours
  • Class E - 4 contact hours

Our courses are approved by the Minnesota Department of Health and will meet your mandatory training needs.


MN 32 Contact Hour CE Package

32 Hour Course $ 250.00

This course is perfect for Class A water operators in Minnesota. The following topics are covered:

  • Surface Water Treatment
  • Source Water Issues and Pre-Treatment
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Disinfection
  • Corrosion Control
  • Pipelines
  • Meters, Valves and Hydrants
  • Pumps and Motors
  • Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators
  • Groundwater Wells
  • Distribution System Water Quality Issues

Get your certificate of completion immediately after you're done!


Packages

MN 24 Contact Hour CE Package

24 Hour Course $ 200.00

This course is perfect for Class B water operators in Minnesota. The following topics are covered:

  • Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations
  • Source Water Issues and Pre-Treatment
  • Disinfection
  • Corrosion Control
  • Water Distribution System Operation Overview¬†
  • Pipelines
  • Meters, Valves and Hydrants
  • Distribution System Water Quality Issues

Get your certificate of completion immediately after you're done!


Packages

MN 21 Contact Hour CE Package

21 Hour Course $ 165.00

This course is helps Class A or Class B water operators complete their CE requirements if they already have contact hours. The following topics are covered:

  • Surface Water Treatment
  • Source Water Issues and Pre-Treatment
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Sedimentation and Filtration
  • Disinfection
  • Corrosion Control
  • Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection
  • Membrane Processes

Get your certificate of completion immediately after you're done!


Packages

MN 16 Contact Hour CE Package

16 Hour Course $ 125.00

This course is perfect for Class C water operators. The following topics are covered:

  • Surface Water Treatment
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Sedimentation and Filtration
  • Corrosion Control
  • Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection
  • Membrane Processes

Get your certificate of completion immediately after you're done!


Distribution

MN Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 Contact Hours

4.5 Hour Course $ 45.00

This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Meters Valves and Hydrants - 3 Contact Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

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

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


Distribution

MN Pipelines - 3 Contact Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

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

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


Treatment

MN Coagulation and Flocculation - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Sedimentation and Filtration - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Corrosion Control - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Pumps and Motors - 2.5 Contact Hours

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Groundwater Wells - 2.5 Contact Hours

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Disinfection - 2.5 Hours

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Source Water Issues and PreTreatment 2.5 Hours

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Distribution System Water Quality Issues - 2.5 Contact Hours

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection - 2 Hours

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators - 2 Contact Hours

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

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

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


Treatment

MN Membrane Processes - 2 Hours

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Minnesota 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

MN Storage Tank Facilities - 2 Contact Hours

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

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