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Drinking Water Operator Review Course

Course Code: EO0208CA20

18 TCHs offered for NJ Water Operators
(License T, W, VSWS)

Drinking Water Operator Review Course

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Date & Time

Last Held: September 12, 19 and 26, 2019
8:15am - 4:00pm (Check in time on Day 1: 7:45am)

Next offering TBD


The New Jersey section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA-NJ) and the NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education have teamed up to offer drinking water operators an excellent opportunity to refresh and review prior to taking state licensing exams.

If you have failed a water licensing exam three times (T, W or VSWS), under the NJDEP licensing regulations you are required to take a refresher or review class prior to taking the exam again. This course will fulfill that requirement. Are you currently licensed and planning to take a higher level exam in the future? Do you just feel a bit "rusty" and want to gain back your edge when it comes to day-to-day operational knowledge? Whichever category you fall into, this is the course for you!

Combining the Association of Boards of Certification's (ABC) "need-to-know" guides with statistics from recent NJDEP exams and a wealth of professional, real-life experience from our presenters, this course will give you the confidence to conquer the "rough spots" on licensing exams or the "tough spots" faced daily in the workplace. Specific topics will include:

  • Water treatment techniques
  • Pumps/chemical feeds
  • Testing/sampling procedures and protocols
  • Facility and equipment safety
  • Water quality regulations
  • Math and its applications throughout the workplace
  • Valves/hydrants/meters
  • Electrical safety and maintenance

The primary course consists of two full days. Presentations on the optional third day will focus on areas of concern from recent past exams. You will also have the opportunity to work in small groups on common problem areas.

Important Note:
If you are taking this course to fulfill the requirement for a refresher course prior to an exam re-take, you must attend all three (3) days.

Drinking Water Operator Review Course Coordinator:
The best and brightest from across the NJ water industry will be participating. Breaks and lunch will allow time to network with the speakers, as well as with other operators and utility personnel. Do not miss this unique opportunity! Special rates are available for holders of current NJ drinking water licenses (T, W, or VSWS only) and six (6) TCHs (drinking water only) are available for each day of the program.

Continuing Education Credits

In addition to 1.8 Rutgers CEUs, this water operator training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Drinking Water Operators (T, W or VSWS ): 18 TCHs for attendance on all 3 days; 12 TCHs for attendance on 2 days only (Approval #01-051001-10)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical and 6 Government

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 18 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

PA Licensed Drinking Water Operators: 20 Recert Hours for attendance on all 3 days; 13 Recert Hours for attendance on 2 days only

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD  
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only!) TBD
Cancellation Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Directions and Parking Information

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Drinking Water Operator Review Course" or Course Code EO0208) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.