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2021 Workshops

2021 fALL/Winter training 

The MWWA is currently using varied Training Providers to provide virtual training to MB operators. It is important that you attend all sessions listed for each training event. Failure to do so will mean that we cannot provide credit for your participation.  Some of the course offerings include an exam at the conclusion of the training. You must complete the exam to be eligible for credit. 

We are hoping that we will be able to provide in class training in the fall.  Please ensure that you read the course description to determine whether the event is virtual or in-person training. 

Additional Training Resources

Correspondence courses can be purchased by selecting the course below or visiting our store.


Civil ENgineering Technology

Water & Wastewater Refresher Courses

Winter 2021-2022

Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) is offering Class 1 certification exam preparation courses in the winter of 2021-2022. NOTE: A full suite of Level 1 & 2 courses will be offered in the spring, dates TBA.

Interactive Alternative Delivery Courses

As a result of Covid-19, all winter session courses will only be offered by interactive alternative delivery. This adaptive delivery will be online through RRC Polytech’s learning management system (LEARN), entailing approximately 80 % voice over PowerPoint presentations and video resources, and 20 % interactive sessions through WebEx with the course instructor. All participants are required to have access to a computer and high speed internet from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm for each day of the course time frames, as outlined below. As with our face to face courses, some self study is required outside these time frames. Course costs have been reduced as a result of the change in delivery format to reflect the move off campus to remote delivery. 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 Conservation and Climate (formerly called MB Sustainable Development) are the same as for RRC Polytech’s existing face to face training.

The associated certification exams are available to be written in person at 215 Garry Street, Winnipeg (Ricoh Plaza), on a variety of dates outlined below. Exams are also available in Brandon and other Manitoba locations upon request. The listed fees are for the RRC course only; you must register for the exam separately thru Manitoba Conservation and Climate.

Course Registration / Information: please email techsolutions@rrc.ca

Manitoba Operator Certification Exams: please email: wwopcert@gov.mb.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY: Students who cancel their registration less than 8 days before the start of the course will be charged a $50.00 fee.

Download the Registration Form

Certification Exam Registration; Please Read!

RRC Polytech Certification Preparation Course fees do not include the exam cost. The certification exams are administered by Manitoba Conservation 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. Application form to register for an exam is available at: https://www.manitoba.ca/sd/pubs/waste_management/wastewater/exam_registration.pdf

COVID-19 Exam protocol must be followed when taking the certification exam. (https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/pubs/waste_management/wastewater/covid_exam_protocol.pdf)

For information on registering to write Manitoba Operator Certification Exams, please email: wwopcert@gov.mb.ca or contact Terese Mojica at 204-945-2791.

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

December 10 & 17, 2021, and January 7 & 14, 2022

Water Treatment I

(Course Code: CONF-1077 and ID 223984)

Four-day course: December 6 - 9, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: November 26, 2021

Exam Date: register with MB Conservation 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.

Wastewater Collection I & II
(Course Code: WATR-1003 and ID 223986)

Four-day course: January 3 - 6, 2022

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline:December 22, 2021

Exam Date: register with MB Conservation 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.

Water Distribution I & II
(Course Code: WATR-1010 and ID 223985)

Four-day course: December 13 - 16, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: December 3, 2021

Exam Date: register with MB Conservation 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-1065 and ID 223987)

Four-day course: January 10 - 13, 2022

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: January 3, 2022

Exam Date: register with MB Conservation and Climate

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Wastewater Treatment Class I Certification Exam. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, WW characteristics / parameters / guidelines, Wastewater stabilization pond design & maintenance; Mechanical treatment processes, Sludge handling, Odour control, UV / Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Wastewater treatment mathematical calculations.

Self-Paced Learning


CEU Certificates

Beginning in November 2020, the MWWA will be adding any newly acquired CEU Certificates to your MWWA account. Please follow the instructions here to access your certificates.

Your account is capable of storing up to 20 certificates please ensure that you copy and remove any certificates that can no longer be used for certification renewal to allow space for new certificates to be added. 

If you are not a member of the MWWA your certificate will be emailed to you. 

Membership has its privileges' please consider Joining Us

Continuing Education

Guidelines for Continuing Education Unit Evaluation and Credit 

A complete listing of all Provincially approved training can be found on the Manitoba Government website.

Guidelines and Approved Training

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

For the purposes of the operator certification criteria, one CEU represents 10 contact-hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under the capable direction of qualified instructors or otherwise presented in a manner approved by the Director. CEU courses are offered by a variety of providers. To be used towards certification the subject must be “water or wastewater works operations, engineering, science, or a related field”.

Continuing Education Requirements

Effective January 1, 2015 operators will need at least 6.0 CEU's for certificate renewals every 5 years. Operators who hold a certificate in multiple categories must meet CEU requirements for all categories (i.e. combination of training courses in all categories).

Forty-five (45) CEU is equivalent to 1 grade of high school level achievement or 1 year of post secondary education.
The Regulation defines contact-hour as one hour of two-way communication and interaction between a learner and an instructor in order for the learner to gain knowledge and to receive
feedback.

Example

An operator for the Town of Stonewall who is certified in all four categories (the highest being a Class 2) will require 6.0 CEUs to renew all four categories; the same requirement for a class 4 certified Operator who is only certified in one category. The 6.0 CEUs required for the said operator who works for Stonewall must be courses/training related to both water and wastewater, thus the Guidelines indicate “Operators who hold a certificate in multiple categories must meet CEU requirements for both or all categories(ie: combination of training courses in both or all categories)”.
This means they could have 1.2 CEU in water treatment; 2.4 in distribution and collection; 1.2 in wastewater treatment; and 1.2 in safety/first aid, etc.

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