Level II Water 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 Water Treatment Certification Exam. It includes content and questions that operators may find on the certification exam. It also covers source water considerations, water parameters and characteristics, individual treatment processes, performance optimization, support systems, process control parameters, chemical handling, laboratory analysis and safety integration.

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:

• Water treatment
• Water distribution

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 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,


Topics Include:
-Support Systems - pumps, valves, control and instrumentation, electricity.
-Introduction to Water Treatment - Drinking Water Regulations, Sources of Water, Parameters of Water Quality, Water Demand, Intake Systems, Water Treatment Process.
-Coagulation and Flocculation - Purpose of, Nature of Particles in Water, Coagulation, Flocculation, Process Control, Operating Procedures.
-Sedimentation - Pre-treatment, Principles, Types of Clarifiers, Operational Strategy, Solids Contact Systems, Troubleshooting.
-Filtration - Fundamentals, Components, Flows, Operational Strategy, Troubleshooting.
-Softening - Hardness,Treatment, Methods of Softening, Chemical Dosages,Chemistry of Softening.
-Disinfection - Chlorination, Chlorine Dosages/Properties, Feed Systems, Alternatives.
-Additional Water Treatment Processes - Fluoridation, Taste and Odour, Iron and Manganese, Scaling and Corrosion Control.
-Chemical Handling - Packing, Chemical Feeding System, Properties of Common Chemicals, Calculations.
-Laboratory Analysis and Sampling - Safety and Hygiene, Sampling, Parameter Testing, Jar Testing, Common Laboratory Equipment.
-Safety - Responsibility, Safety Hazards, Safety Checklist.
-Administration - Organization, Maintenance, Planning, 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.