Water Blog

Jul
03

State Certification Information | California Treatment and Distribution Renewal

Just like the obtaining the certification, certification renewal requires some paperwork and fees. You can find Approved Continuing Education Courses if you need to get hours for renewal.   The fees for certification renewal can be found in the Renewal Fees And Dates PDF. The fees for renewal by grade level are: Grade 1 – $70.00 Grade […]

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Jun
29

State Exam Information | California Treatment and Distribution Exam Fees

When planning to take a certification exam, keep in mind that in addition to submitting your application, the state requires certain fees for both the exam and the certification. The California certification exam fees can be found on the Water Treatment and Water Distribution Examination Application Fees PDF. They are as follows: Grade 1 – $50.00 […]

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Jun
23

How to Study for Water Treatment License Exams

American Water College prepares water and wastewater treatment operators to pass their state license and certification exams the first time. We thought it might be helpful to share some of the things we’ve learned over past decade about how to study for your next state water or wastewater treatment certification exam.  In addition to this […]

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Jun
22

How to Calculate BOD Removal Efficiency – Wastewater Math

Let’s take a look at how efficient a wastewater treatment plant is at removing BOD.  This is a percent removal problem, so let’s go to the board and see how to work this problem. The problem reads “What is the percent of BOD removed in a plant when the influent BOD is 245 mg per […]

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Jun
21

Nevada Water Operator Certification Reciprocity

We’ve made a few posts recently about Water Treatment Operator License Reciprocity.  Today’s post will answer the question,  “Does Nevada recognize water treatment licenses from other states?” The short answer is yes.  You’ll need to submit an application with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s Burea of Safe Drinking Water. Following is some information that will […]

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Jun
19

State Certification Information | California Treatment Certification Renewal

In California, you must renew your treatment certification every three years, as outlined in the Renewal and Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions document. “Once you have obtained certification, you must renew it every three years. To renew your certification, you must pay the renewal fee and provide proof that you completed the required number of continuing […]

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Jun
19

How To Get Your Texas Class B Water Operator License (part 2)

Public water system operators in Texas who perform process control duties in production or distribution of drinking water must be licensed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  Class B is the second highest level for Water System Operator licenses in Texas.  In order to get your Class B license,  you must meet one of two […]

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Jun
18

Arizona Water Operator Certification Reciprocity

American Water College proudly serves students in all 50 of the United States.  Our Student Support Team gets questions from people all over the country. One question we get frequently is “Does Arizona recognize water and wastewater licenses from other states?” The short answer is yes.  The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Operator Certification […]

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