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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.

June 12, 2019
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Water Operation & Maintenance
Wahkon
Contact Teri Osterman: teri.osterman@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application May 29)

July 10, 2019
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Water Operation & Maintenance
Rushford
Contact Teri Osterman: teri.osterman@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application June 25)

September 30-October 2, 2019
Minnesota Rural Water Association Water & Wastewater Certification Refresher
St. Cloud
Contact Teri Osterman: teri.osterman@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on October 2 (deadline for exam application September 17)

October 9, 2019
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Water Operation & Maintenance
Chatfield
Contact Teri Osterman: teri.osterman@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application September 24)

October 11, 2019
Southeast Water Operators School
Cabela's, Owatonna
Contact Doug Klamerus, dklamerus@rpu.org, 507-280-1508
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application September 26)

October 23, 2019
Suburban Utilities Superintendents Association School
Contact Joe Hansen: jhansen@goldenvalleymn.gov, 763-593-8038, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. on October 23 (deadline for exam application October 8)

October 23-25, 2019
Northwest Water Operators School
Holiday Inn Lakefront, Detroit Lakes
Contact Dan Portlock: dportlock@mooreengineeringinc.com, 218-329-3875, for more information.
Exam: 9:00 a.m. on October 25 (deadline for exam application October 10)

November 6, 2019
Minnesota Rural Water Association workshop on Water Operation & Maintenance
Wells
Contact Teri Osterman: teri.osterman@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.
Exam: 1:00 p.m. (deadline for exam application October 22)

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

March 11-13, 2020
Southeast Water Operators School
Rochester International Event Center
Contact Doug Klamerus: dklamerus@rpu.org, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on March 13 (deadline for exam application February 28)

March 31-April 2, 2020
Metro Water Operators School
Earle Brown Conference Center, Brooklyn Center
Contact Jeanette Boothe: jeanette.boothe@state.mn.us, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley: stew.thornley@state.mn.us, 651-201-4655, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on April 2 (deadline for exam application March 18)

April 22-24, 2020
Northeast Water Operators School
Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids
Contact Corey Lubovich: coreyl@hpuc.com, 218-262-7725, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on April 24 (deadline for exam application April 9)

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

March 30-April 2, 2021
Metro Water Operators School
Earle Brown Conference Center, Brooklyn Center
Contact Jeanette Boothe: jeanette.boothe@state.mn.us, 651-201-4697, or Stew Thornley: stew.thornley@state.mn.us, 651-201-4655, for more information.
Exam: 8:30 a.m. on April 1 (deadline for exam application March 17)

Water Operator Training without Exams

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

AWWA Schools (No Exam)

June 18-20, 2019
Surface Water Optimization Training
Fergus Falls
Contact David Rindal: david.rindal@state.mn.us, 651-201-4660

July 18, 2019
Resilience Planning and Adaptation Training for the Water Utility Sector
St. Cloud
Contact Alfredo Lagos: alfredo.lagos@gdit.com

October 16, 2019
Central Water Operators School
St. John's University, Collegeville
Contact Kim Larsen: kim.larsen@state.mn.us, 320-223-7330

Management Institutes/Special Training

Eden Prairie Utilities is offering a pair of Management Institute courses in 2019, which provides industry specific training to managers, supervisors, and prospective leaders for public works, utilities, and government.

October 7-9, 2019—Basic Leadership Course (due to high demand, this is a repeat of the April course)
Contact Rick Wahlen: rwahlen@edenprairie.org, 952-294-5908, for more information.

December 5, 2019—Plant Security and Safety
Bloomington Public Works Building
Contact Joe Dusek: jdusek@edenprairie.org, 952-294-5902, for more information.

Minnesota AWWA Annual Conference (No Exams)

Contact Rob Isabel: isabelrs@cdm.com, 651-252-3716, for more information.

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 Teri Osterman: teri.osterman@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.

May 23, 2019
Engineering for Non-Engineers, New Prague

June 4, 2019
Line Tracing, Elbow Lake

July 17, 2019
Line Tracing, Burnsville

August 14, 2019
Water Operation & Maintenance, Pipestone

August 22, 2019
Line Tracing, Elbow Lake

September 4, 2019
Water Operation & Maintenance, Thief River Falls

September 25, 2019
Operator Expo, Waconia

October 10, 2019
Financing Your Community Projects, St. Cloud

October 22, 2019
Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention, St. Cloud

October 23, 2019
Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention, Zumbrota

October 29, 2019
Winterizing Your Water System, Waite Park

November 19, 2019
Water Operation & Maintenance, Cook

December 4, 2019
Water Operation & Maintenance, Walker

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.)
Contact Kyle Kedrowski: kyle.kedrowski@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.

August 27, 2019, Detroit Lakes

October 30, 2019, Maple Grove

Class E Workshops (8:00 a.m. to noon)
Contact Jennifer Koenig: jennifer.koenig@mrwa.com, 800-367-6792, for more information.

July 17, 2019, Ridgeway

August 13, 2019, Walker

October 10, 2019, Two Harbors

November 20, 2019, Cologne

December 3, 2019, Cohasset

December 17, 2019, Elbow Lake

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: noel.hansen@state.mn.us, 651-201-4690

To receive a Class D or E study guide, contact:
Noel Hansen: noel.hansen@state.mn.us, 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 Wednesday, 22-May-2019 06:12:52 CDT