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Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Licensing Prep Course (Evenings)

Course Code: EO0902CA17

90 TCHs offered for NJ Wastewater Operators Only
(License S, C, N)

Industrial Wastewater Treatement

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Date & Time

Last Held: September 8 - December 15, 2016
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6:00pm - 9:00pm (Check in time on Day 1: 5:30pm)

Note: This course includes several required field trips, which will occur on weekday evenings and/or weekends. Advance notice will be given regarding field trip times.

Next offering tentatively planned for Fall 2017. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.


Join us for a combination of classroom learning and field trips that will help prepare you for the "N" industrial wastewater treatment license exam!

If you're planning to take the "N" licensing exam, the NJDEP requires that you complete and pass a 90-hour industrial wastewater treatment course. (See Rules and Regulations Governing the Licensing of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment System Operators N.J.A.C. 7:10A.) This class has been designed to help you meet this requirement. It consists of 30 three-hour sessions, which meet from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Topics covered in the Industrial Wastewater Treatment course include:

  • Biological treatment regulations
  • Domestic wastes and their treatment
  • NJDEP rules and regulations governing industrial treatment
  • Physical and chemical treatment options
  • Industrial waste characteristics and treatment techniques
  • Math and calculation reviews relating to industrial wastewater operations
  • Wastewater treatment plant safety
  • Sludge treatment, residuals management and solids handling

You'll learn the theory and science behind each of these topics, and see their real-world applications by participating in field trips and plant tours! This class is a great review tool to give you the best chance for success on your industrial wastewater "N" licensing exam.

You'll also get to network with professionals who work in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • municipal wastewater treatment
  • food processing
  • chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • environmental engineering
  • machine manufacturing
  • environmental health and safety
  • and more!

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In addition to 9.0 Rutgers CEUs, this Industrial Wastewater Treatment course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Wastewater Operators: 90 TCHs

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 90 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

PA Wastewater Operators: 45 Recert Hours

Who Should Attend the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Course

This course is designed for anyone planning to take the industrial wastewater "N" licensing exam, including:

  • Wastewater treatment operators
  • Wastewater technicians
  • Environmental operations technicians
  • Plant or Process engineers and scientists
  • Plant operations supervisors
  • Field technicians
  • Environmental health and safety specialists
  • Operators or managers of commercial/industrial manufacturing facilities
Student Reviews from Past Attendees of Industrial Wastewater Treatment

"The instructors, guest speakers, and plant operators are excellent. These people are the real deal."

"Course was very informative and great way to prepare for state exam…Field trips are priceless for applying what we are learning."

Meet Your Instructors for Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Robert M. Genetelli, NW Bergen County Utilities Authority

  • "[He] was excellent at simplifying the material for easier understanding."
  • "Very engaging, has a great teaching style that makes you think."
  • "Eager for students to succeed, also very knowledgeable."
  • "Challenging, but forced you to think and learn."

Joseph Cleary, Geosyntec Consultants

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.


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.

Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat or materials for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Industrial Wastewater Treatment" or Course Code EO0902)
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

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.