WEF offers you a variety of training options to fit your needs and busy schedules - distance learning courses, study guides, webcasts, conferences, and seminars.
Distance Learning CoursesDistance Learning Courses
The new Distance Learning Web site allows busy utility operators and other water professionals to pursue continuing education opportunities in a convenient distance learning format. The site currently includes the following eight courses, each containing a set of modules and a final exam.
Individual Certification Preparation
- Activated Sludge
- Fixed Film Systems
- Natural Treatment Systems
- Preliminary Treatment
- Primary Treatment
- Purpose and Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment
- Solids Handling
WEF/ABC/C2EP Wastewater Operators' Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination
The third edition of this critical study guide has been updated to reflect new Need-to-Know Criteria and core competencies for wastewater operators. The questions included in this guide have been chosen to sample as many different aspects of a wastewater operator’s job responsibilities as possible and to provide an example of style and possible topics for certification exam questions. The guide includes C2EP 's education and experience requirements, tips for taking a certification examination, and sample formulas and conversions. Detailed answers to mathematical problems and references are provided.
WEF/ABC Wastewater Laboratory Analysts' Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination
This study guide tests the skills and knowledge that is required by laboratory analysts who work at wastewater treatment plants. The guide includes questions based on many aspects of an analysts' job. More than 400 questions, corresponding answers, and detailed solution sets are included. Can be a handy reference tool for laboratory analysts to use on a daily basis.
WEF/ABC Biosolids Land Appliers' Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination
This study guide accompanies Association of Boards of Certification’s (ABC’s) recently established Biosolids Land Appliers Certification Program as a means to assist individuals as they prepare for their certification exam. It includes sample questions for the seven core competencies of the two skill levels (Biosolids Land Appliers Class 1 and 2).
WEF/ABC/C2EP Collection Systems Operators' Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination
The third edition of this critical study guide has been updated to reflect new Need-to-Know Criteria and core competencies for collection system operators. The questions included in this guide have been chosen to sample as many different aspects of a collection system operator’s job responsibilities as possible and to provide an example of style and possible topics for certification exam questions. The guide includes C2EP's education and experience requirements, tips for taking a certification examination, and sample formulas and conversions. Detailed answers to mathematical problems and references are provided
Wastewater Collection Systems Operator Certification Studybook
This certification study aid is a valuable tool to help collection systems operators prepare for certification exams. Questions presented cover topics including:
- Background knowledge
- Support systems
- Operation and maintenance
- Supervision and management
- Safety procedures
- Design and construction
- Electrical pumps and motors
Detailed solution sets are provided for mathematical problems and all numerical problems are presented in both English and metric units. Includes a comprehensive glossary and reference list.
Self-Study Guides and Classroom Materials
Wastewater Treatment Operator Training Manual: Overview, Preliminary, Primary, and Natural Treatment
This training manual is comprised of four chapters covering Wastewater Treatment Overview, Preliminary Treatment, Primary Treatment, and Natural Treatment Systems. Each chapter has specified learning objectives, detailed tables and figures, a five question quiz with answer sheet, and blank pages for note taking. Electronic versions of the manual and each chapter are available for purchase.
Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants Study Guide
A companion piece to WEF’s Manual of Practice 11, this study guide reflects the state of the art in plant management and operation. The questions emphasize principles of treatment, plant management, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance. The manual and study guide can be used for training classes, studying for certification exams, and improving the quality of operations within the treatment plant or firm.
Biological Nutrient Removal Operation Study Guide
Operating a biological nutrient removal (BNR) process can be complex and requires a high level of operator involvement and knowledge, and this study guide is a valuable resource for operators, engineers, consultants and regulatory agency staff. The study guide contains 100 problems and solutions, lists of conversion factors, an acronym list, and a glossary. This is a companion to Manual of Practice 29 “Biological Nutrient Removal Operation in Wastewater Treatment Plants”.
Wastewater Disinfection Training Manual
This manual covers the more traditional disinfection method, chlorination, as well as other widely used methods such as on-site sodium hypochlorite generation and ultraviolet disinfection methods in detail. Additionally, several alternative disinfection methods, such as chlorine dioxide and peracetic acid, are covered. With each disinfection technology covered, the manual discusses the properties of the disinfectant, equipment configurations, operating considerations, troubleshooting, and hazards and safety. Each section contains a chapter quiz, answers, and references.
Solids Handling Training Manual
This manual covers the conditioning, thickening, and dewatering processes using up-to-date information, photos, schematics, graphs, and examples of many process control calculations worked for you in both English and metric units. Quizzes are included.
Activated Sludge Process Control Training Manual
A manual for self-paced study of activated sludge process control topics. Includes: process overview, equipment & facilities, safety considerations, sampling & analysis, process control & troubleshooting topics. Contains photos, schematics and graphs as well as worked out example calculations and periodic quizzes to check your progress.
Activated Sludge Process Control Trainer's Kit
Based on the widely acclaimed CD-ROM Course of the same name, this kit has been peer-reviewed and field-tested by experienced trainers. It can be a complete course for new instructors or provide adaptable, peer-reviewed materials for experienced trainers. The six modules of the kit cover:
- Activated Sludge Process Overview
- Equipment and Facilities
- Safety Considerations
- Sampling, Analysis and Data Management
- Process Control
This must-have training tool an instructor's manual that provides tips on using the kit, a complete script indexed to the slideshow, and answer keys for all quizzes, exercises, and exam questions; a sample copy of the student manual.
Basic Laboratory Procedures for the Operator-Analyst
This publication includes laboratory procedures most often performed in wastewater laboratories and general wet chemistry procedures, activated sludge processcontrol tests, bacteriological testing, and special sections about basic laboratory techniques and proper use of spectrophotometers and colorimetry.