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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.

March 7-9, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association Technical Conference
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on March 9 (deadline for exam application February 21)

March 15-17, 2017
Southeast Water Operators School
Kahler Apache Hotel
Contact Bob Stark, 651-385-5112
Exam: 9:00 a.m. on March 17 (deadline for exam application March 2)

April 3-5, 2017
Metro Water Operators School
Earle Brown Conference Center, Brooklyn Center
Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655
Exam: 12:30 p.m. on April 5 (deadline for exam application March 21)

April 19, 2017
Southwest Water Operators School
Redwood Area Community Center, Redwood Falls
Contact Kyle Hinrichs at 507-387-8588 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application April 4)

May 3, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Spicer
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application April 19)

May 10-12, 2017
Northeast Water Operators School
Superior Shores, Two Harbors
Contact Greg Guerrero at 218-730-4058.
Exam: 9:00 a.m. on May 12 (deadline for exam application April 27)

June 14, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Wahkon
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application May 30)

July 12, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Rushford
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application June 27)

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

September 27, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Thief River Falls
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application September 12)

October 4, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Zumbrota
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application October 24)

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

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

November 29, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Clarks Grove
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application November 14)

December 6, 2017
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Mountain Iron
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 800-367-6792 for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application November 21)

March 6-8, 2018
Minnesota Rural Water Association Technical Conference
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 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
Exam: 12:30 p.m. on April 5 (deadline for exam application March 19)

March 5-7, 2019
Minnesota Rural Water Association Technical Conference
St. Cloud
Contact Kyle Kedrowski at 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
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 at 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 at 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)

March 7-9, 2017
Midwest Regional Water Utility Management Institute

March 24, 2017
Professional Operator Development Training (Class A & B Exam Prep)
Bloomington Public Works Training Center
Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697
Registration Form for Water Operator Schools

April 6, 2017
Granular Media Filtration Workshop
Bloomington Public Works Training Center
Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697

Agendas for Minnesota AWWA District Water Operator Schools

American Water Works Association Webinars

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 at 800-367-6792 for more information.

April 19, 2017
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training, Elk River

August 29, 2017
Line Tracing, Rochester

September 6-7, 2017
Operator Expo, Waconia

October 18, 2017
Financing Your Community Projects, Litchfield

November 1, 2017
Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention, Glencoe

November 2, 2017
Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention, Wyoming

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.

February 7, 2017 - Elk River (Class E)

March 8, 2017 - St. Cloud (Class D)

March 22, 2017 - North Branch (Class D)

April 11, 2017 - Long Lake (Class E)

April 26, 2017 - Cohasset (Class E)

May 2, 2017 - Willmar (Class E)

May 9, 2017 - Rochester (Class E)

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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Updated Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:39PM