Online Training

Online Training Courses

Please be patient as it may take a moment or two for the presentations to load. The presentations include mini-quizzes interspersed throughout the training and one big quiz at the end.

Training Units are APPROVED in Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington State, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  View a list of our current online training class approvals. Also accepted in New Mexico and California.

We use quizzes to engage our viewers, reinforce learned concepts, and to verify attendance.

To attend an online training class, select the class from the shopping cart menu below.  Courses are priced at $20 per contact hour.  One contact hour = 0.1 TUs.


We now offer a study only option at no cost for up to 30 days at a time.  No training units or certificates of completion are issued.  To request access to our study only option, please complete the request form.

Steps for Online Training

Course List

Math Modules

  • MATH-000 Math Strategies for Success
  • MATH-001 Unit Conversions
  • MATH-002 Geometry
  • MATH-003 Chemical Dosing
  • MATH-004 Velocity and Hydraulic Detention Time
  • MATH-005 Geometry and Velocity
  • MATH-006 Using the Two-Normal and Three-Normal Equations
  • MATH-007 Activated Sludge and Secondary Clarifiers
  • MATH-008 Digesters and Solids Handling
  • MATH-009 Advanced Wastewater Math Grab Bag

Universal Topics

  • ALL-001 Pumps
  • ALL-002 Hydraulics Basics
  • ALL-003 Hydraulics of Pumped Systems
  • ALL-004 Aeration Systems
  • ALL-005 Corrosion Control
  • ALL-006 Maintenance
  • ALL-007 Electrical Fundamentals
  • ALL-008 Representative Sampling
  • ALL-009 Disinfection Byproducts
  • ALL-010 Chemical Handling
  • ALL-011 Backflow Preventers
  • SAF-001 Trenching and Shoring
  • SAF-002 Confined Space Entry
  • SAF-003 Lockout / Tagout
  • SAF-004 Demolition Saw Safety

Collection Systems Topics

  • COL-001 Introduction to Collections Systems
  • COL-002 Collection System Inspection, Testing, and Cleaning – Part 1
  • COL-003 Collection System Inspection, Testing, and Cleaning – Part 2
  • COL-004 Lift Stations
  • COL-005 Pretreatment and Pollution Prevention
  • COL-006 Manholes

Wastewater Treatment Topics

  • WWT-001 Introduction to Wastewater:  A Plant Overview
  • WWT-002 What’s In My Wastewater: Definitions and Typical Ratios
  • WWT-003 Preliminary Treatment
  • WWT-004 Primary Treatment
  • WWT-005 Biological Treatment Basics
  • WWT-006 Fixed Film: Trickling Filters and RBCs
  • WWT-007 Lagoons and Wetlands
  • WWT-008 Lagoons and Fixed Film
  • WWT-009 Activated Sludge Basics
  • WWT-010 Activated Sludge Basics: A Mechanical Approach
  • WWT-011 Top 10 Questions for Activated Sludge Process Control Answered
  • WWT-012A Activated Sludge Microbiology:  A View Beneath the Surface
  • WWT-012B Activated Sludge Microbiology: Microscope Basics and the Micro Exam
  • WWT-013 Activated Sludge Microbiology: Filaments and Settling Problems
  • WWT-014 Types of Activated Sludge Systems
  • WWT-015 Sequencing Batch Reactors
  • WWT-016 Nitrification and Denitrification
  • WWT-017 Biological and Chemical Phosphorus Removal
  • WWT-018 State Point Analysis for Secondary Clarifiers
  • WWT-019 Activated Sludge Process Control Tests and Troubleshooting
  • WWT-020 Chlorine Disinfection
  • WWT-021 UV Disinfection
  • WWT-022 Introduction to Solids Handling and 503 Regulations
  • WWT-023 Aerobic and Anaerobic Digestion
  • WWT-024 Belt Filter Presses
  • WWT-025 Centrifuges
  • WWT-026 Odor Control
  • WWT-027 Treatment of Metal Wastestreams
  • WWT-028 Completing the Discharge Monitoring Report (not yet available)
  • WWT-029 How Did CDPHE Determine My Permit Limits?
  • WWT-030 MRT for Wastewater Treatment and Collection Systems

Drinking Water Treatment & Distribution Topics

  • WATER-001 Introduction to Small Water Systems
  • WATER-002 Water Sources Part 1
  • WATER-003 Water Sources Part 2
  • WATER-004 Drinking Water Treatment Part 1
  • WATER-005 Water Treatment Part 2 (Disinfection, Water Focus)
  • WATER-006 Intro to Distribution Systems
  • WATER-007 MRT Drinking Water Regulatory Course
  • WATER-008 Corrosion Control and Laboratory

Laboratory Procedures

  • LAB-001 Basic Chemistry
  • LAB-002 Laboratory – pH, Alkalinity, and Hardness
  • LAB-003 Laboratory – TDS, Conductivity, and Turbidity
  • LAB-004 Laboratory – Total Suspended Solids
  • LAB-005 Laboratory – Proper Use of Spectrophotometers (QA/QC)
  • LAB-006 Laboratory – Chlorine Residual by DPD
  • LAB-007 Laboratory – Spectroscopic Tests: Fluoride, Nitrite, and Nitrate
  • LAB-008 Laboratory – Ion-Selective Electrodes (ammonia, nitrate, fluoride)
  • LAB-009 Laboratory – Jar Testing
  • LAB-010 Laboratory Testing – BOD and Winkler DO
  • LAB-011 Laboratory Testing – Total coliforms by MPN

Downloadable EPA Manuals

EPA has a ton of useful manuals for water and wastewater operators.  We’ve compiled some of them here.

Videos from YouTube to Further Your Education

These videos are not approved for training units, but are short and very well done.

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