Drinking Water Protection
Minnesota Water Operators Training Schedule

Dates for Upcoming Waterworks Certification Exams in Minnesota

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Applications must be received by no later than 15 days prior to the exam. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

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Other Training

Small System Workshops for Nonmunicipal Systems and Class E Operators

Related Training Links


Download an exam application (PDF: 75KB/4pages)

For more information on the examination schedule and exam preparation classes, contact Noel Hansen at 651-201-4690 or Mark Sloan at 651-201-4652.

To receive a Class D or E study guide, contact Noel Hansen, 651-201-4690. Indicate which class of license you are studying for. Click here for Exam References.

Exam applications must be postmarked at least 15 days prior to the exam.
To be eligible to take a certification exam,
applicants must have hands-on operations experience at a drinking water system.


Unless otherwise noted, participants will receive 16 credit hours for attendance at a three-day school water operators school and 6 credit hours for a one-day school.

Minnesota Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) Schools

May 14-16, 2014—Northeast Water Operators School, Grand Ely Lodge. Contact Mark Proulx, 952-240-2023. Registration Form

June 11-13, 2014—Central Water Operators School, Cragun's Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake near Baxter-Brainerd. Contact Bill Schluenz, 320-252-6822. Registration Form

October 17, 2014—Southeast Water Operators School, Cabela's, Owatonna. Contact Bob Dunn, 507-457-8270.

October 22, 2014—Central Water Operators School, St. John's University, Collegeville. Contact Bill Schluenz, 320-252-6822.

October 28-30, 2014—Northwest Water Operators School, Holiday Inn on the Lake, Detroit Lakes. Contact Kris Knutson, 218-299-5470.

March 11-13, 2015—Southeast Water Operators School, Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, Rochester. Contact Bob Dunn, 507-457-8270.

March 31-April 2, 2015—Metro Water Operators School, Ramada Mall of America, Bloomington. Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655.

April 5-7, 2016—Metro Water Operators School, Ramada Plaza, Minneapolis. Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655.

Minnesota AWWA Annual Conference

Contact Brian LeMon, 952-832-2774, for more information.

September 9-12, 2014—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

September 15-18, 2015—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

The following dates are tentative:

September 20-23, 2016—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

September 12-15, 2017—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

September 18-21, 2018—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

September 17-20, 2019—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

September 22-25, 2020—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.


Other training:

2014 Surface Water Treatment Workshop
April 29 to May 1, 2014, Holiday Inn, Fargo, North Dakota. For information about the call for papers, contact Jim Lennington, 701-221-8343. 2014 Surface Water Treatment Workshop Registration Form

Training from Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Participants will receive 16 contact hours for the three-day Technical Conference and 6 contact hours for the one-day schools. Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.

April 23, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Elk River

May 7, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Spicer

June 26, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Wahkon

July 15, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Spring Grove

July 30, 2014—Line Tracing, Watertown

August 13, 2014—Line Tracing, Hugo

August 20, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Lake Benton

September 3, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Warren

September 17, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Zumbrota

September 24, 2014—Operator Expo, Waconia

October 21, 2014—Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention, Bemidji

October 22, 2014—Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention, St. Peter

October 28-30, 2014—Certification Refresher and Exam, St. Cloud

November 18, 2014—Financing Your Community Projects, St. Cloud

November 18, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Clarks Grove

December 3, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Waite Park

December 10, 2014—Operation & Maintenance, Biwabik

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Small Water System Workshops for Class D and Class E Operators

Specifically designed for nonmunicipal water systems and Class E operators, these classes are free for operators of any public water systems serving a population of fewer than 3,300.

April 22, 2014—North Branch (Class D)

May 13, 2014—Willmar (Class E)

May 20, 2014—Little Falls (Class E)

June 3, 2014—Rochester (Class E)

July 22, 2014—St. Bonifacius (Class D)

Note: Class D workshops, provided by Minnesota Rural Water Association and designed for Class D operators at nonmunicipal and noncommunity nontransient systems, are eight hours. The morning session of these is the same as a stand-alone four-hour workshop for Class E operators; thus, Class E operators may attend either the stand-alone four-hour workshop or the morning session of the Class D workshop.


Training at Anoka Technical College

For more information, contact Kristin Benson at 763-576-4955.


Training by Midwest Assistance Program

For more information, contact Jason Gorr at 218-562-4322.

Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) has two free workshops intended for utility operators, staff, city council members, and clerks. Participants will receive 5 contact hours for each workshop.

May 15, 2014—Disinfection/Chlorination and Backflow Prevention, Perham Public Library

May 21, 2014—Drinking Water Disinfection Techniques, Perham Public Library


Hach Technical Training Center - Water and Wastewater Analysis Workshops

For more information, contact 800-227-4224, extension 2344.

May 13, 2014—Laboratory Skills for Water and Wastewater Operators, Owatonna

May 14, 2014—Process Instrument Verification, Owatonna

May 15, 2014—Simplified Methods for Nutrient Testing, Owatonna

July 15, 2014—Laboratory Skills for Water and Wastewater Operators, Duluth

July 16, 2014—Process Instrument Verification, Duluth

July 17, 2014—Simplified Methods for Nutrient Testing, Duluth

November 18, 2014—Laboratory Skills for Water and Wastewater Operators, Moorhead

November 19, 2014—Process Instrument Verification, Moorhead

November 20, 2014—Simplified Methods for Nutrient Testing, Moorhead


University of Wisconsin - Madison
The University of Wisconsin, Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development offers multi-day courses for professionals, owners, and consultants interested in water and wastewater. For more information, contact Ned W. Paschke or call 800-462-0876 or 608-262-1299.

AceOps Training in Northern Iowa
AceOps, a national association for water and wastewater professionals, conducts training courses in Iowa. Courses in the northern part of Iowa will be listed here.

For more information, contact:

AceOps
1810 Bel-Air Drive
Ames, Iowa 50010-5125
402-698-2330
E-mail: info@aceops.org

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Related Training Links:

The Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento provides distance learning courses for persons interested in the operation and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater facilities.

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Updated Wednesday, 16-Apr-2014 10:11:38 CDT