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Water Operator Training with Exams

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

August 30, 2017
Southwest Water Operators School
Presentation Hall, Fairmont
Contact Kyle Hinrichs, 507-387-8588, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application August 15)

October 4, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Zumbrota
Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application September 19)

October 10-12, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association certification workshop
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on October 12 (deadline for exam application September 25)

October 24-26, 2017
Northwest Water Operators School
Sanford Center, Bemidji
Contact Dan Portlock, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 9:00 a.m. on October 26 (deadline for exam application October 11)

October 25, 2017
Suburban Utility Superintendents Association (SUSA) School
Shoreview Community Center, Shoreview
Contact Jay Hall, 952-924-2557, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application October 10)

November 8, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Clarks Grove
Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application October 24)

March 6-8, 2018
Minnesota Rural Water Association Technical Conference
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on March 8 (deadline for exam application February 20)

April 3-5, 2018
Metro Water Operators School
Earle Brown Conference Center, Brooklyn Center
Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655, for more information.
Exam: 12:30 p.m. on April 5 (deadline for exam application March 19)

May 9-11, 2018
Northeast Water Operators School
Contact Corey Lubovich, 218-262-7725, for more information.
Exam: 9:00 a.m. on May 11 (deadline for exam application hApril 26)

March 5-7, 2019
Minnesota Rural Water Association Technical Conference
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on March 7 (deadline for exam application February 19)

April 2-4, 2019
Metro Water Operators School
Earle Brown Conference Center, Brooklyn Center
Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655, for more information.
Exam: 12:30 p.m. on April 4 (deadline for exam application March 18)

March 3-5, 2020
Minnesota Rural Water Association Technical Conference
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on March 5 (deadline for exam application February 17)

March 2-4, 2021
Minnesota Rural Water Association Technical Conference
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on March 4 (deadline for exam application February 18)

Water Operator Training Without Exams

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.

AWWA Schools (No Exam)

Agendas for Minnesota AWWA District Water Operator Schools

American Water Works Association Webinars

October 18, 2017
Central Water Operators School
St. John's University, Collegeville
Contact Bill Schluenz, 320-252-6822, for more information.

American Membrane Technology Association

October 25-26, 2017
Membranes Solving Real-World Water Quality Problems
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Contact Kyle Hinrichs, 507-387-8588, for more information.

Surface Water Treatment Workshop

May 1-3, 2018
Surface Water Treatment Workshop
Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead
Contact Adam Zach, 701-746-8087, to submit abstracts for a presentation.

Minnesota AWWA Annual Conference (No Exams)

Contact Rob Isabel, 651-252-3716, for more information.

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

Minnesota Rural Water Association (No Exams)

Participants will receive 16 contact hours for the three-day Technical Conference and 6 contact hours for the one-day schools. Contact Kyle Kedrowski, 800-367-6792, for more information.

August 16, 2017
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training, Pipestone

August 29, 2017
Line Tracing, Rochester

September 6-7, 2017
Operator Expo, Waconia

September 27, 2017
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance, Thief River Falls

October 18, 2017
Financing Your Community Projects, Litchfield

November 1, 2017
Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention, Glencoe

November 2, 2017
Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention, Wyoming

November 29, 2017
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance, Clarks Grove

December 6, 2017
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance, Mountain Iron

Small Water System Workshops: Class D & E (No Exams)

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

Class D Workshops (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
August 22 - Mankato

Class E Workshops (8:00 a.m. to Noon unless otherwise noted)
August 15 - Breezy Point
September 26 - Ramsey
October 5 - Ely (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
November 21 - Little Falls
December 12 - Monticello

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.


Expected Annual Training Schedule for (AWWA) Schools

Although exact dates vary from year to year, most districts in the Minnesota Section of AWWA have a regular schedule for one-day and three-day schools:

  • Southeast District: conducts a three-day school (Wednesday to Friday) in Rochester in mid-March and a one-day school in Owatonna on a Friday in mid-October.

  • Southwest District: conducts one-day schools in April and August.

  • Metro District: conducts a three-day school (usually Tuesday to Thursday) in early April.

  • Central District: conducts a one-day school at St. John's University in Collegeville in October.

  • Northeast District: conducts a three-day school (Wednesday to Friday) in mid-May.

  • Northwest District: has been conducting a three-day school (Wednesday to Friday) in late October, alternating between Bemidji and Detroit Lakes.


Water Operator Exam Information

For more information on the examination schedule and preparation classes, contact:
noel.hansen@state.mn.us or 651-201-4690
mark.sloan@state.mn.us
or 651-201-4652

To receive a Class D or E study guide, contact:
noel.hansen@state.mn.us or 651-201-4690
Indicate which class of license you are studying for.

To be eligible to take a certification exam, applicants must have hands-on operations experience at a drinking water system.

Exam applications must be postmarked
at least 15 days prior to the exam.



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