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Montana Water Operator Continuing Education

AYPO Tech is the leading Water Operator Continuing Education Provider for the State of Montana. Our instructors have over twenty years of experience in the water industry and are well equipped to keep you engaged to ensure a valuable education experience.

Our online courses can be taken anywhere, at anytime, and entirely at your own pace.

$199 TOP SELLER

20-Hour Package for Water Operators

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Save with our 20 Hour Package for Water Operators. This package includes the following courses:

  • Pumps Part 1
  • Pumps Part 2
  • Piping Systems Part 1
  • Piping Systems Part 2
$199

20-Hour Package for Wastewater Operators

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Save with our 20 Hour Package for Wastewater Operators. This package includes the following courses:

  • Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • Maintaining Wastewater Equipment
  • Pumps Part 1
  • Introduction to Water Technology
$99

10-Hour Package for Water Operators

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Save with our 10 Hour Package for Water Operators. This package includes the following courses:

  • Piping Systems Part 1
  • Piping Systems Part 2
$99

10-Hour Package for Wastewater Operators

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Save with our 10 Hour Package for Wastewater Operators. This package includes the following courses:

  • Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • Maintaining Wastewater Equipment
$59

MT Wastewater Treatment Processes

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

$59

MT Maintaining Wastewater Equipment

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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.

$59

MT Piping Systems: Part 1

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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.

$59

MT Piping Systems: Part 2

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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.

$59

MT Pumps: Part 1

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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.

$59

MT Pumps: Part 2

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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.

$59

MT Introduction to Water Technology

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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.

$19

MT Fluid Mechanics

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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.

What are the CE requirements for Montana water operators?

Wastewater workers, drinking water treatment workers, and water distribution system workers all require Montana water operator certification. DEQ administers both the water and wastewater operator certification programs and provides testing and program information services to ensure comprehensive training is provided to Montana’s water and wastewater operator community.

 

Once a water treatment certification is acquired, it must be renewed on a bi-annual basis. 

 

Certificates are issued for the following categories:

  • Water Distribution System Operator Class 1A-4A
  • Water Treatment System Operator Class 1B-4B
  • Wastewater System Operator Class 1C-3C
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator Class 1D-4D
  • On-site Wastewater System Operator Class 2E-4E

 

Continuing Education Deadline: May 31st, every even year.

  • Class 1 WATER operators (either or both water distribution or treatment) = 2.0 CECs (20 hours)
  • Class 1 WASTEWATER operators (either or both municipal or industrial wastewater) = 2.0 CECs (20 hours)
  • Class 2, 3 or 4 WATER operators (either or both water distribution or treatment) = 1.0 CECs (10 hours)
  • Class 2, 3 or 4 WASTEWATER operators (either or both municipal or industrial wastewater) = 1.0 CECs (10 hours)
  • Class 5 WATER operators (either or both water distribution or treatment) = 0.4 CECs (4 hours)

 

Courses approved by the Department of Environmental Quality.