Level II Wastewater Treatment Certification Preparation


1.5 CEUs


This course is available in three formats: online, in-class (2 days) or home study.

The course will focus on operator competencies required to write the Level II Wastewater Treatment Certification Exam. It includes content and questions that operators may find on the certification exam. It also covers various conventional and advanced treatment processes, performance optimization, support systems, process control parameters, laboratory analysis and safety integration.

NOTE: Applicants who wish to write the certification exam must qualify and MUST apply to Alberta Environment prior to the deadline during the application window for exams. For additional certification information, please contact Alberta Environment and Parks at 780-427-7713 or 780-643-1992 or email: WaterandWastewaterOperatorCert@gov.ab.ca

Dates & Locations

    • Session #1
    • Oct 14, 2021 8:00am - Oct 15, 2021 4:00pm
    • Hotel Blackfoot - 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE - Calgary
    • Session #2
    • Apr 11, 2022 8:00am - Apr 12, 2022 4:00pm
    • Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre - 11727 Kingsway Ave - Edmonton


Although not mandatory, it is recommended that participants take the Level I Certification Preparation Course prior to taking the Level II training. The Level I course materials cover all four disciplines: WT, WWT, WD, WWC.

Course Completion Exam:
At the end of the course (in any format) a completion exam will be given. It consists of 30 questions. An overall minimum of 70% is needed to achieve a passing grade. If unsuccessful, one rewrite will be allowed.

Delivery Formats

Online, Home Study, In Class


Topics include:
-Support Systems - pumps, valves, control and instrumentation, electricity.
-Wastewater Treatment - collection, characterization, properties, usage, treatment process.
-Preliminary Treatment - comminution, screening, grit channels, aerated grit chambers, centrifugal grit separators, flow measuring.
-Primary Treatment - principles, clarifiers, operational strategy, operation and maintenance.
-Secondary Treatment - rotating biological contactors, trickling filters, activated sludge, operational strategy, operation and maintenance, troubleshooting.
-Sludge Handling - aerobic and anaerobic digestion, sludge disposal.
-Disinfection - UV disinfection, ozone, chlorine properties/dosages, effluent discharge.
-Laboratory Analysis - safety and hygiene, sampling, parameter testing, common equipment.
-Safety - responsibility and hazards.
-Administration - organization, maintenance, plans, records, staffing, financial management.
-Canadian Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Best Practices
-Glossary and references included.

In-Class: Students will receive a copy of the materials approximately one month prior to the course start date (or shortly after date of registration if less than one month) and MUST complete as directed (approximately 3 hours of pre-reading along with a review of unit questions). The instructor will provide any other relevant course materials in-class including a course completion exam.

Home study: Materials will be mailed upon registration. Confirmation of this will be emailed.

Online: Course materials are available immediately upon registration through AWWOA online profile. Further instructions and information about the course are emailed after registration.


$460.00 Must have current AWWOA Membership

$560.00 Non-Members

$345.00 (For in-class courses only) Must have a current AWWOA Membership and be an operator of a small public rural water/wastewater facility.