Course #1 - Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals



Course #1 - Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
        Course #1 in the series is approved for 15 contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8210.
        Estimated time to complete Course #1 is 15 hours over 6 weeks.

This course is the first of eight that uses the “Wastewater Fundamentals I, Liquid Treatment” textbook, as training in preparation to take the Pennsylvania wastewater operator certification exam. This textbook was prepared by the Water Environment Federation and the Association of Boards of Certifications. Content of Course #1 includes: Why Treat Wastewater; Components of Wastewater; The Clean Water Act; Basic Wastewater Treatment Processes; Role of the Treatment Plant Operator; and Characterization of Wastewater. The target audience includes: Individuals preparing to take the wastewater operator exam or interested in a basic review of wastewater treatment.

PWEA uses AnyMeeting webinar software.  After the registration fee is paid, the registrant will receive a webinar invitation email from the AnyMeeting software. The registrant will need to download the AnyMeeting App in order to participate in the webinars (
https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/DownloadInstaller.aspx) OR they will be able to link to the webinars using the Chrome web browser (no other browser will work). The link is unique to each registrant, and should not be shared with anyone else.  Registrants will also be provided with a phone number and an access code so they can participate in the webinars by phone with the instructor at the scheduled time.  The weekly webinar portion is scheduled to take two hours.  Registrants will have an opportunity to ask the instructor questions. 

In order to receive an attendance transcript and/or PA DEP contact hours,
participation in the entire length of each webinar is required.  The schedule for Course #1 is shown below.  Participation in the webinars will be tracked by the AnyMeeting software.

Course #1 includes:
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
Chapter 2 - Wastewater Characteristics
        View Contents of Chapters 1 & 2

Webinar Day:  Wednesday
Webinar Time:  1-3pm


Schedule for Course #1
Shipment of Textbook to Students - by January 25, 2021
Initial Email to Students with Reading Assignments - February 3, 2021
Webinar #1 - February 10, 2021
Webinar #2 - February 17, 2021
Webinar #3 - February 24, 2021
Webinar #4 - March 3, 2021
Webinar #5 - March 10, 2021
Test Submittal Date
- March 17, 2021