Level II Wastewater Collection Certification Preparation


1.2 CEUs


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

The course will focus on operator competencies required to write the Level II Wastewater Collection Certification Exam. It includes content and questions that operators may find on the certification exam.

NOTE: Applicants who wish to write the certification exam must qualify and apply to the Alberta Environment Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Portal (Compliance365) during the application window for exams (approvals every two months). Certification eligibility for Level II must be confirmed PRIOR to submitting an online application.

The CEUs from this course can be used toward the following discipline(s) for certification renewal:

• Wastewater collection

For additional certification information, please contact Alberta Environment at 780-427-7713 or 780-405-0437 or email: WaterandWastewaterOperatorCert@gov.ab.ca


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 50 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,


Topics include:
-Certification - provincial program, requirements, exams, renewals.
-Support Systems - components, valves, positive displacement pumps, dynamic pumps, pump hydraulics, bearings and couplings, compressors, electricity, instrumentation, sensors and meters.
-Collection Systems - purpose, types, system design, sanitary sewer system components.
-Wastewater Piping and Installation - piping, joints, installation, handling methods, trenching, manhole installation, leak testing, pipe repair.
-Wastewater Inspection & Cleaning - inspections (types), cleaning methods, chemical root removal, grease removal, odour management.
-Wastewater Mathematics - math basics, conversions, percentages, length/area/volume, formula manipulation, chemical feed, temperature, Ohm's Law, detention time.
-Wastewater Hydraulics - science of, density, pressure/force/head, flow and velocity, work and power, kilowatts.
-Lift Stations - roles, design, types, components, level control devices, inspections, pump operation, troubleshooting, force mains.
-Wastewater Safety - hazards, tool safety, lock & tag, confined spaces, ladder safety, traffic control, safety programs.
-Administration - role of, employee management, communications, documentation, maintenance programs, disaster planning.
-Glossary and references included.

Inclass: No manuals will be forwarded to students in advance of this course – the instructor will provide all material on-site 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.