South Dakota Water Operator Continuing Education


Where would a water operator in South Dakota go to find the certification training that will help them complete the contact hours they need to complete to renew their certificate? Why, here of course. Here at AYPO Tech, we have State-approved courses that are designed to give water operators valuable training while also satisfying required contact hours.

What are the CE requirements for South Dakota water operators?


Water operator certificates must be renewed every year by February 1st, and continuing education hours need to be completed every 3 years in order to process these annual certificate renewals. The contact hour requirements for continuing education are:

  • For one operator certificate (Class I or II) - 10 contact hours every three years.
  • For one operator certificate (Class III or IV) - 20 contact hours every three years.
  • If an operator has more than one certificate and all are Class I and II - 15 contact hours every three years.
  • If an operator has more than one certificate and at least one certificate is a Class III or IV - 30 contact hours every three years.

SD 30 Contact Hour Package

30 Hour Course $ 245.00

A 30 Contact Hour CE Package. Includes: Surface Water, Source Water, Disinfection, Corrosion, Membrane, Water Distribution Overview, Pipelines, Meters, Storage Tank, Wells and Water Distribution Quality.


Packages

SD 20 Contact Hour Package

20 Hour Course $ 165.00

A 20 Contact Hour CE Package. Includes: Surface Water, Source Water, Coagulation, Sedimentation, Disinfection, Corrosion, Oxidation, Membrane.


Packages

SD 15 Contact Hour Package

15 Hour Course $ 120.00

15 Hour CE Package Includes:Surface Water (3), Source Water (2.5), Coagulation (3), Disinfection (2.5), Oxidation (2) and Membrane Processes (2).


Packages

SD 10 Contact Hour Package

10 Hour Course $ 85.00

A 10 Contact Hour CE Package  Includes: Surface Water (3), Corrosion (3), Oxidation (2) and Membrane Processes(2).


Distribution

SD Water Distribution System Operation Overview (4.5hr)

4.5 Hour Course $ 45.00

This course will fulfill 4.5 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Corrosion Control (3 Hrs)

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Pipelines (3hr)

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

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

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


Distribution

SD Meters Valves and Hydrants (3hr)

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

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

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


Treatment

SD Coagulation and Flocculation (3 hrs)

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations (3 Hrs)

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Sedimentation and Filtration (3 Hrs)

3 Hour Course $ 30.00

This course will fulfill 3 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Pumps and Motors (2.5hr)

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Groundwater Wells (2.5hr)

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Disinfection (2.5 Hrs)

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Distribution System Water Quality Issues (2.5hr)

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Source Water Issues and PreTreatment (2.5 Hrs)

2.5 Hour Course $ 25.00

This course will fulfill 2.5 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Membrane Processes

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Advanced Oxidation & UV Disinfection (2 Hrs)

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for South Dakota 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

SD Basic Electrical Concepts for Water Operators (2hr)

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

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

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


Distribution

SD Storage Tank Facilities (2hr)

2 Hour Course $ 20.00

This course will fulfill 2 of your required hours for South Dakota 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.