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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.

Some of our Minnesota Water courses give you the opportunity to earn IACET CEUs through our parent company American Safety Council. As an IACET Accredited Provider, American Safety Council offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

Drinking Water

$250 TOP SELLER

MN 32 Contact Hour CE Package

clock hour icon 32h course

This package 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!

4.6 8 Reviews
$200

MN 24 Contact Hour CE Package

clock hour icon 24h course

This package 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!

4.3 16 Reviews
$125

MN 16 Contact Hour CE Package

clock hour icon 16h course

This package 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!

4.5 78 Reviews
$64

MN Piping Systems: Part 1

clock hour icon 5h course

This course introduces operators to piping systems and familiarizes them with the larger components that make piping systems function, including metallic and nonmetallic piping, tubing, and hoses.

$64

MN Introduction to Water Technology

clock hour icon 5h course

This course introduces operators to the hydrologic cycle and its effects on the structure and functions of water and wastewater systems. From there, we discuss water collection, treatment, and distribution, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of water.

$64

MN Pumps: Part 2

clock hour icon 5h course

This course continues looking at additional pump types, including reciprocating pumps, metering pumps, and special purpose pumps. For each pump type, we will discuss internal parts, construction, and operation. We also discuss sealing devices, including packing and mechanical seals, bearings, lubrication, and installation.

$64

MN Pumps: Part 1

clock hour icon 5h course

This course introduces operators to pumping systems, hydraulics, basic pumping terminology, and pump curves. We will also look at a number of pump types, including end-suction centrifugal pumps, propeller pumps, turbine pumps, and rotary pumps. For each pump type, we will discuss internal parts, construction, and operation.

$64

MN Piping Systems: Part 2

clock hour icon 5h course

This course dives further into piping systems by discussing the smaller components that make piping systems function, including fittings, common and special valves, strainers, filters, traps, and accessories. Preventative and repair maintenance for these components are also discussed.

$60

MN 8 Contact Hour Treatment Package

clock hour icon 8h course

This treatment package is perfect for Class D water operators in Minnesota and contains the following courses:

  • Surface Water Treatment
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection
4.6 89 Reviews
$53

MN Electrical Safety (NFPA 70E 2021)

clock hour icon 4h course

This course equips electricians and other workers exposed to electrical hazards with knowledge needed to apply safety requirements from the NFPA 70E. We start by detailing the arrangement, scope, and purpose of the document, as well as define common terms. Then, we discuss securing an electrically safe work condition, lockout/tagout, energized work, grounding electrical equipment, arc flash and more. In summary, we clarify NFPA 70E safety practices used in the electrical industry. This course has no prerequisites.

$45

MN Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 4.50h course

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.

4.6 22 Reviews
$40

MN 4 Contact Hour Treatment Package

clock hour icon 4h course

This treatment package is perfect for Class E water operators in Minnesota. It contains the following:

  • Membrane Processes
  • Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection
4.5 61 Reviews
$30

MN Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

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.

4.5 4 Reviews
$30

MN Corrosion Control - 3 Contact Hours

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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.

4.6 8 Reviews
$30

MN Sedimentation and Filtration - 3 Contact Hours

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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.

5.0 2 Reviews
$30

MN Coagulation and Flocculation - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

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.

$30

MN Pipelines - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

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

4.7 7 Reviews
$30

MN Meters Valves and Hydrants - 3 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 3h course

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

4.6 14 Reviews
$25

MN Groundwater Wells - 2.5 Contact Hours

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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.

4.3 16 Reviews
$25

MN Pumps and Motors - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

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.

4.7 12 Reviews
$25

MN Distribution System Water Quality Issues - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

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.

4.4 7 Reviews
$25

MN Source Water Issues and PreTreatment - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

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.

4.5 2 Reviews
$25

MN Disinfection - 2.5 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2.50h course

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.

4.3 3 Reviews
$21

MN Fluid Mechanics

clock hour icon 1h course

This course explains how fluids behave, especially under pressure and in motion. This lesson is divided into two major parts. The first concerns fluids at rest and describes the properties fluids have when they are standing still. The second half treats the subject of fluids in motion.

$20

MN Storage Tank Facilities - 2 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2h course

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.

4.5 13 Reviews
$20

MN Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection - 2 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2h course

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.

4.8 6 Reviews
$20

MN Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators - 2 Contact Hours

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

4.2 13 Reviews
$20

MN Membrane Processes - 2 Contact Hours

clock hour icon 2h course

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.

4.0 3 Reviews

Wastewater

$27

Pumps: Part 1

clock hour icon 2h course

This course introduces operators to pumping systems, hydraulics, basic pumping terminology, and pump curves. We will also look at a number of pump types, including end-suction centrifugal pumps, propeller pumps, turbine pumps, and rotary pumps. For each pump type, we will discuss internal parts, construction, and operation.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$27

Maintaining Wastewater Equipment

clock hour icon 2h course

This course provides details on a variety of wastewater equipment, including pumping stations, screening equipment, grinding equipment, grit removal systems, sludge and scum collection apparatus, and flow measurement devices. For each piece of equipment, we will cover major parts, start-up, operation, shutdown, maintenance, and safety.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$27

Wastewater Treatment Processes

clock hour icon 2h course

This course provides an overview of wastewater treatment, including the physical separation of solids, chemical treatment processes, biological processes, and solids treatment and disposal.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$27

Pumps: Part 2

clock hour icon 2h course

This course continues looking at additional pump types, including reciprocating pumps, metering pumps, and special purpose pumps. For each pump type, we will discuss internal parts, construction, and operation. We also discuss sealing devices, including packing and mechanical seals, bearings, lubrication, and installation.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$27

Piping Systems: Part 1

clock hour icon 2h course

This course introduces operators to piping systems and familiarizes them with the larger components that make piping systems function, including metallic and nonmetallic piping, tubing, and hoses.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$27

Piping Systems: Part 2

clock hour icon 2h course

This course dives further into piping systems by discussing the smaller components that make piping systems function, including fittings, common and special valves, strainers, filters, traps, and accessories. Preventative and repair maintenance for these components are also discussed.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$27

Introduction to Water Technology

clock hour icon 2h course

This course introduces operators to the hydrologic cycle and its effects on the structure and functions of water and wastewater systems. From there, we discuss water collection, treatment, and distribution, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of water.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

$21

Fluid Mechanics

clock hour icon 1h course

This course explains how fluids behave, especially under pressure and in motion. This lesson is divided into two major parts. The first concerns fluids at rest and describes the properties fluids have when they are standing still. The second half treats the subject of fluids in motion.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

What are the CE requirements for Minnesota water operators?

DRINKING WATER

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

At least 50% of the hours must be directly related to water operations.

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

WASTEWATER

Minnesota Wastewater Operators are required to complete 4-32 continuing education hours for renewal every three years, depending on license type.

  • Class A and S-A = 32 hours (16 hours direct/16 hours related)
  • Class B and S-B = 24 hours (12 hours direct/12 hours related)
  • Class C and S-C = 16 hours (8 hours direct/8 hours related)
  • Class D and S-D = 8 hours (4 hours direct/4 hours related) Type IV & Type V = 6 hours

Courses are approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Some of our Minnesota Water courses give you the opportunity to earn IACET CEUs through our parent company American Safety Council. As an IACET Accredited Provider, American Safety Council offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

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