Rhode Island Water Operator Continuing Education


AYPO Tech is the place for water operators in Rhode Island to find continuing education courses. The courses we provide deliver training on drinking water operations which is comprehensive, informative, and practical. Courses offered by AYPO Tech have been approved by the State to count as contact hours that a water operator will need to complete in order to be permitted to renew their license.

What are the CE requirements for Rhode Island water operators?


To renew a certificate an applicant must complete the number of continuing education contact hours related to drinking supply treatment and/or transmission and distribution specified below depending on the class of certification held:

Two Year Renewal Period (OIT)

  • Class VSS - 2 Contact Hours
  • Class 1 - 10 Contact Hours
  • Class 2 - 10 Contact Hours
  • Class 3 - 20 Contact Hours
  • Class 4 - 20 Contact Hours

Three Year Renewal Period (Full)

  • Class VSS - 3 Contact Hours
  • Class 1 - 15 Contact Hours
  • Class 2 - 15 Contact Hours
  • Class 3 - 30 Contact Hours
  • Class 4 - 30 Contact Hours

Our courses are approved by the Drinking Water Operators Board of Certification and will meet your continuing education needs. 


20 Continuing Education Hour (CEH) Package

20 Hour Course $ 160.00

Save on our 20 Hour CE Package. Includes: Surface Water (3 Hours), Source Water (2 Hours), Coagulation (3 Hours), Sedimentation (3 Hours) Disinfection (2 Hours), Corrosion (3 Hours), Oxidation (2 Hours) and Membrane Processes (2 Hours).


Packages

10 Continuing Education Hour (CEH) Package

10 Hour Course $ 85.00

Save on our 10 Hour CE Package. Includes: Sedimentation (3 CEH), Corrosion (3 CEH), Oxidation (2 CEH) and Membrane Processes (2 CEH).


Distribution

RI Water Distribution System Operation Overview - 4.5 Hrs

4.5 Hour Course $ 45.00

Water Distribution System Operation Overview is a course designed to give an overview to water treatment and distribution operators of water distribution components. Including: Pipeline operations, Meters, Valves, Hydrants, Pumps and Motors, and Groundwater.


Treatment

RI Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Rhode Island 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

RI Pipelines - 3 Hrs

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

Pipelines is a course that outlines the many important considerations necessary when operating, installing or maintaining a water distribution pipeline system.


Treatment

RI Sedimentation and Filtration - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Rhode Island 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.


Distribution

RI Meters Valves and Hydrants - 3 Hrs

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

Meters, Valves and Hydrants is a course that focuses on the vital roles that meters, valves and hydrants play in the delivery of safe drinking water to the public.


Treatment

RI Coagulation and Flocculation - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Rhode Island 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

RI Corrosion Control - 3 Hours

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for Rhode Island 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

RI Pumps & Motors - 2.5 Hrs

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

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

RI Disinfection - 2.5 Hours

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for Rhode Island 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

RI Distribution System Water Quality Issues - 2.5 Hrs

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

Distribution System Water Quality Issues is a course designed to introduce the many issues that are present in order to achieve and maintain a safe and high quality water supply in a distribution system.


Treatment

RI 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 Rhode Island 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

RI Storage Tank Facilities 2 Hrs

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

Storage Tank Facilities is a course that focuses on the types of storage facilities, functions of and maintenance of the tanks that store water for efficient delivery to the public.


Treatment

RI Membrane Processes - 2 Hours

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Rhode Island 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.


Treatment

RI Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection - 2 Hours

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for Rhode Island 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

RI Groundwater Wells - 2 Hrs

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

Groundwater Wells is an introductory course that covers 2 concepts from well water sources, 1) the basic components and operation of groundwater wells and, 2) the fundamentals of maintaining safe drinking water from groundwater wells.


Distribution

RI Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators 2 Hrs

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators is a course that covers the fundamental electrical principles that water operators need in their day-to-day operations.

Rhode Island State Approval Letters

Department of Health
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097

TTY: 711
www.health.ri.gov

 

November 21, 2017

David Modica
At Your Pace Online
531 NE F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526

The Rhode Island Board of Certification of Operators of Public Drinking Water Supply and Distribution Facilities has approved the following courses for At Your Own Pace:

Course Name TCH Credits
Advanced Oxidation and UV Disinfection 2
Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators 2
Coagulation and Flocculation 3
Corrosion Control 3
Disinfection 2.5
Distribution System Water Quality Issues 2.5
Groundwater Wells 2
Membrane Processes 2
Meters, Valves, and Hydrants 3
Pipelines 3
Pumps and Motors 2.5
Sedimentation and Filtration 3
Source Water Issues and Pretreatment 2.5
Storage Tank Facilities 2
Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations 3
Water Distribution System Operation Overview 4.5

If the course material, content, instructor, or length changes, please resubmit to us for an updated approval.

Sincerely, 

Melissa Orpen-Tuz
Operator Certification Program Manager