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Water and Wastewater Operator & Certification Training - Fall 2023

Interactive Online Delivery Courses

Red River College Polytechnic will be offering a full suite of Class 1 & 2 Operator Training and Certification Exam Preparation courses in the fall of 2023. All courses will be offered by interactive online delivery. The courses will use RRC Polytech’s learning management system (LEARN) and will entail approximately 80 % voice over PowerPoint presentations and video resources, and 20 % interactive WebEx sessions with the course instructor. All participants are required to have access to a computer and high-speed internet from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm for each day of the course. As with our face to face courses, some self study is required outside these time frames. Course costs are reduced for online delivery courses. Access to the material on LEARN will be available for 3 weeks past the course finish date, as exams do not always directly follow the course. ** The CEU’s credited from MB Environment, Climate and Parks (formerly called MB Sustainable Development) are the same as for RRC Polytech’s face to face training.

Course Questions? please email techsolutions@rrc.ca

Download RRC Polytech’s Course Registration Form

RRC Water & Wastewater Training Website

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration cancellations less than 8 days before the start of the course will be charged a $50.00 fee.

Manitoba Operator Certification Exam Registration

Please Read!

RRC Polytech Certification Preparation Course fees do not include the exam cost. The certification exams are administered by Manitoba Environment and Climate - not the College. It is the course participant’s responsibility to register & pay for the exam (on-line payment available) no later than 14 days prior to the exam date. Exam Inquiries, please email: wwopcert@gov.mb.ca

Exam Application https://www.manitoba.ca/sd/pubs/waste_management/wastewater/exam_registration.pdf

Online payment http://www.canadamapsales.com/en/catalogue/environmental-services/p17728511.html

Exam Dates: 2 sessions daily ( 8:30 AM & 1:00 PM )

September 15, 22 & 29, October 10 & 20, November 10, and December 1, 2023

Water Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1089 AND ID 248837)

Four-day Course: November 6 - 9, 2023
Fee: $864.00
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2023
Exam Date: Register with MB Environment and Climate

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Treatment Class II Certification Exam. Topics include: A very brief review of Foundations material, Surface water treatment systems, Water quality parameters / guidelines & regulations, Lime/soda ash softening, Ion exchange, Rapid sand filtration, Membrane filtration, Fluoride, Taste / odor control, Scaling / Corrosion, UV / Ozone / Chlorination disinfection, Testing / Sampling, & WT2 mathematical calculations.

Water Treatment I (Course Code: WATER-1032 and ID: 24969))

Four-day course: December 18 - 21, 2023

Fee: $864.00

Registration deadline: December 8 2023

Exam Date: Register with MB Environment and Climate

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Treatment Class I Certification Exam. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic cycle, Ground water systems, Water quality parameters / guidelines & regulations, Conventional Treatment, Slow sand filtration, Fluoridation, Iron & Manganese removal, Scaling & Corrosion, Taste & Odor control, Disinfection / Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Water Treatment mathematical calculations.

Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077 and ID: 242883)

Four-day course: May 8 - 11, 2023

Fee: $952.00

Registration deadline: April 21, 2023

Exam Date: May 12, 2023 - register with MB Environment, Climate and Parks

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Treatment Class I Certification Exam. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic cycle, Ground water systems, Water quality parameters / guidelines & regulations, Conventional Treatment, Slow sand filtration, Fluoridation, Iron & Manganese removal, Scaling & Corrosion, Taste & Odor control, Disinfection / Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Water Treatment mathematical calculations.

Wastewater Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003 and ID: 249971)

Four-day course: January 29 - February 1, 2024

Fee: $864.00

Registration deadline: January 19, 2023

Exam Date: Register with MB Environment and Climate

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Wastewater Collection Class I or Class II Certification Exams. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, WW characteristics, Collection system purpose / design, Piping / Trenching / Bedding, Odor & Corrosion control, Manholes / Lift stations, Cross connection / Backflow prevention, Pipe inspection / cleaning / rehabilitation, Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Wastewater Collection mathematical calculations.

Wastewater Treatment II (COURSE CODE: CONF-1067 AND ID 248837)

Four-day course: November 27 - 30, 2023

Fee: $864.00

Registration deadline: November 10, 2023

Exam Date: Register with MB Environment and Climate

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Wastewater Treatment Class II Certification Exam. Topics include: A very brief review of Foundations material, WW characteristics / parameters / guidelines, Lagoons, Mechanical treatment processes, Sludge handling / digestion / dewatering / disposal, Odor control, UV / Chlorination, Lab equipment / Testing / Sampling, Nutrient removal, & Wastewater treatment 2 mathematical calculations.

Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010 and ID: 250373)

Four-day course: December 4 - 7, 2023

Fee: $864.00

Registration deadline: November 24,  2023

Exam Date: Register with MB Environment and Climate

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Distribution Class I or Class II Certification Exams. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic cycle, Ground water, Distribution system purpose / design, Piping / Trenching / Bedding, Scaling & Corrosion, Cathodic protection, Hydrants / Valves /Service connections / Meters, Cross connection / Backflow prevention, Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Water Distribution mathematical calculations.

Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077 and ID: 245622)

Four-day course: February 12 - 15, 2024

Fee: $864.00

Registration deadline: February 2, 2024

Exam Date: Register with MB Environment and Climate

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Treatment Class I Certification Exam. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic cycle, Ground water systems, Water quality parameters / guidelines & regulations, Conventional Treatment, Slow sand filtration, Fluoridation, Iron & Manganese removal, Scaling & Corrosion, Taste & Odor control, Disinfection / Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Water Treatment mathematical calculations.


Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations (IRNR)

Red River College (RRC) Polytech
Water and Wastewater Operator Training

Fall 2023 / Winter 2024

Winnipeg, MB

Please Contact Kim Philip at 204-232-0022 or kim.philip@gov.mb.ca to register


Please Read!

Students external to IRNR are expected to register for the certification exams themselves. The certification exams are administered by Manitoba Environment and Climate -  not IRNR or RRC Polytech. It is the course participant’s responsibility to register & pay for the exam (on-line payment available) no later than 14 days prior to the exam date. Exam Inquiries, please email: wwopcert@gov.mb.ca

Exam Application https://www.manitoba.ca/sd/pubs/waste_management/wastewater/exam_registration.pdf

Online payment http://www.canadamapsales.com/en/catalogue/environmental-services/p17728511.html


Water and Wastewater Foundations

October 30 to November 3, 2023

This introductory course covers the foundational skills and knowledge operators require for success in writing ABC certification exams at all levels. The course is strongly recommended for all operators taking any of the subsequent training or writing any certification exams. Topics include: industry related math and science (chemistry, microbiology, hydraulics and electricity), safety, administration and equipment.


Small Wastewater Systems

March 25 to 28, 2024

Exam Date: March 29, 2024

(Register for Exam with MB Environment & Climate)

This course is intended to prepare Operators to write the Manitoba Small Wastewater Works Certification Exam and should be taken with the Foundations course above. Topics include: wastewater sources and characteristics; guidelines; types of stabilization ponds (lagoons); lagoon operation and maintenance; microbiological processes; mechanical treatment processes; sludge handling disinfection and de-chlorination, wastewater collection systems; testing/sampling; regulatory requirements; and wastewater math.


Small Water Systems

December 11 to 14, 2023

Exam Date: December 15, 2023

(Register for Exam with MB Environment & Climate)

April 15 to 18, 2024

Exam Date: April 19, 2024

(Register for Exam with MB Environment & Climate)

This course is intended to prepare Operators to write the Manitoba Small Water Works Certification Exam and should be taken with the Foundations course above. Topics include: the hydrologic cycle; ground water systems; water quality objective and guidelines; water treatment; demand; disinfection/chlorination; distribution systems; and water treatment and distribution system math.


Water Treatment Class 1

April 22 to 25, 2024 

Exam Date: April 26, 2024

(Register for Exam with MB Environment & Climate)


This course is intended to prepare Operators to write the Manitoba Water Treatment Class I Certification Exam. Topics include: the hydrologic cycle, ground water systems, water quality parameters, guidelines and regulations, conventional treatment, slow sand filtration, fluoridation, iron and manganese removal, scaling and corrosion, taste and odor control, disinfection/chlorination, testing/sampling, and water treatment math.



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