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Drinking Water Operator Review Course


Course Code: EO0208WA22

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

Drinking Water Operator Review Course

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Date & Time

September 10, 17, and 24, 2021
8:30am - 4:00pm EDT
(Participants must attend all three days of the class.)


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 online 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.

The best and brightest from across the NJ water industry will be participating. 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.

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.

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 (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

NOTE: You must fill out the survey requesting continuing education credits immediately following the end of the class. If you do not complete the survey - or do not fully complete it - you will NOT receive any credits.

Registration Fee $395.00
Multi-Person Registration Fee $350.00 Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only!) $197.50
Cancellation Fee $100.00

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be facilitated on the Canvas Virtual Platform. It is recommended that you access the course using a computer (desktop or laptop) with a high-speed internet connection. A built-in laptop microphone or external microphone can be used. You also have the option to call in to hear the live class. Webcams are optional. Kindly note that this training is best viewed using the Chrome web browser. Tablets can also be used. If you plan to access the course using a mobile device, you should download the Canvas app. Please review this link for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10567.

Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from "Rutgers University Canvas" saying, "Click here to finish the registration process," to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. The course shell will not open until a week before the start date of class. You will receive an email from Claudine Oleskin with directions and more details for the class.

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else who will be registering for this course.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with another person who will also be registering, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.


Registration will close at 3PM on September 8, 2021.

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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.