Level II Water Distribution Certification Preparation


1.2 CEUs


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

The course will focus on operator competencies required to write the Level II Water Distribution 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:

• 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 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.
-Water Distribution Systems - operators, system characteristics, operation & maintenance, water quality, design factors, system hydraulics.
-Water Distribution Piping - types of, installation, excavation.
-Hydrants, Reservoirs & Pumphouses - fire hydrants, potable water reservoirs, pumphouses.
-Disinfection, Leak Detection & Backflow Prevention - water quality, chlorination, leak detection, backflow prevention devices.
-Corrosion, Flushing & Pigging - prevention methods.
-Water Distribution Mathematics - math basics, conversions, percentages, length/area/volume, formula manipulation, chemical feed, temperature, Ohm's Law, detention time.
-Water Distribution Hydraulics - science of, density, pressure/force/head, flow and velocity, work and power, kilowatts.
-Safety Hazards - distribution hazards, tool safety, ladder safety.
-Confined Space & Lockout Procedures - confined space entry, electrical safety, lockout & tag.
-Excavations, Traffic & Safety Programs - excavation and roadside safety, safety programs.
-Administration - role of, human resources, communication, record keeping, maintenance programs, disaster planning, infrastructure security.
-Drinking Water Guidelines - drinking water quality, biological parameters, physical & chemical parameters.
-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.