Operator Training Courses

The Office of Water Programs (OWP) is a nonprofit organization operating under University Enterprises, Inc., California State University, Sacramento, to provide distance learning training programs for individuals interested in the operation and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater facilities. Our training programs are developed and updated in collaboration with experienced industry professionals who have extensive knowledge of how to successfully operate and maintain all types of facilities. The university, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, administers and monitors these training programs under the direction of Dr. Ramzi J. Mahmood.

Correspondence Courses and Manuals
If you are purchasing an enrollment, you must use the most recent edition of the manual, CD, or video that accompanies that course. Courses that have been successfully completed may only be repeated when a revised edition becomes available. See Current Editions. Be sure to also check the course completion time limits. Manuals, CDs, and videos may also be purchased without enrollments.
Order products and enrollments below:
Drinking Water

Online Courses
The Office of Water Programs offers online courses designed for operators wishing to satisfy continuing education requirements to renew their licenses. Students finishing each course will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. Be sure to also check the course completion time limits.
Enroll for online courses
Drinking Water Online Courses
Wastewater and Stormwater Online Courses

Specialist Certificate Programs
Two separate Treatment Plant Operation Specialist Certificates
offer operators an opportunity to earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement and academic credit by completing a series of three courses. Specialist Certificates are offered in two different concentrations:
Water Treatment Specialist Certificate Program
Wastewater Treatment Specialist Certificate Program

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