Level III/IV Wastewater Collection Certification Preparation


1.2 CEUs



The following in-class course has been postponed. Online and home study options are still available. More information will be sent as it becomes available. For any inquiries, please contact training@awwoa.ca.

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

The course will help operators to prepare for writing the provincial certification exam for Level III and/or Level IV Wastewater Collection.

NOTE: Applicants who wish to write the certification exam must qualify and MUST apply to Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) prior to the deadline for their preferred paper exam -or- during the application window for online 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
    • Apr 16, 2020 8:00am - Apr 17, 2020 4:00pm
    • Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre - 11727 Kingsway Ave - Edmonton


Candidates should hold Level II or higher Wastewater Collection Certification and should be working in a Class II or higher facility.

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, In Class


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.
-Wastewater Collection - collection systems, low pressure systems, collection design, system components.
-Wastewater Piping - piping and pipe joints.
-Wastewater Pipe Installation & Repair - handling methods, trenching, manhole installation, leak testing.
-Wastewater Collection Inspections - manhole inspections, methods.
-Wastewater Cleaning Methods - cleaning/hydraulic/mechanical methods, root cleaning, 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.