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2021 Workshops

2021 Spring training will remain virtual

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. 

Upcoming Workshops

    • 25 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 26 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training (Zoom)
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    Understanding System Hydraulics

    This course will be presented in two morning sessions on May 25 & 26, 2021, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

    You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.

    CEU Credits: 0.7

    The objective of this course is to understand how a distribution or collection systems works, a basic understanding of Hydraulics is essential. This course will allow operators to better understand how water moves through pipes. How pressure, size, and biofilm can affect system operations. It contains information on potential and kinetic energy within these systems, and how the amount of energy at any point can be determined and how we use that energy to distribute water. Students will also have a clear understanding of simple math calculations as they relate to day to day operations.

    What will be covered:

    • How is pressure created in a water system
    • Pressure and its effect on flow in service pipes
    • Flow and its effect on pressure in pipes
    • Pressure as it relates to backflow and back siphonage
    • Restoring diminished flows  
    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate. 
    • 08 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 09 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training (Moodle & Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)
    • 20

    Iron and Manganese Removal

    This course will be presented in two morning sessions on June 8 & 9, 2021, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

    You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.

    CEU Credits: 0.6

    Course Description: The workshop is presented to provide operators with the skills required to identify the causes and sources of iron and manganese in the water system; the problems caused by their presence; removal processes; manganese greensand system operation, maintenance and safety; and methods of optimizing filter performance. Many water systems have problems due to iron and manganese in the water supply which causes colour, odours, and staining problems. Manganese greensand system operation and maintenance will be reviewed and methods of optimizing filter performance taught. Operators will also be taught safe handling of potassium permanganate

    This workshop will be presented by Northern Lakes College online, using Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. 

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate.

    • 15 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 16 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 15
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    Chlorination & Disinfection Refresher

    This course will be presented in two half day sessions on June 15 & 16, 2021.

    You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.

    CEUs: 0.7

    The workshop provides an overview of chlorination and disinfection concepts:

    What will be covered:

    • Available types of chlorine
    • Properties of chlorine
    • Disinfection process
    • Break-point chlorination
    • Safe handling and storage procedures
    • Chlorine residual testing
    • Emergency procedures
    • Chlorine monitoring equipment such as chlorine analyzers and residual testers

    This workshop will be presented via a Zoom Webinar. Registrants should confirm prior to the day of the event that their computer supports Zoom software. 

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate. 

Past events

11 May 2021 Filter Surveillance and Optimization
23 Apr 2021 Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness
23 Apr 2021 Water Distribution Maintenance
21 Apr 2021 Basic Lab Procedures for Water Operators
21 Apr 2021 Lagoon Operation and Maintenance
19 Apr 2021 Membrane Filtration
19 Apr 2021 Controlling Wastewater Collection Inflow and Infiltration
24 Feb 2021 SCADA, Instrumentation and Automation Workshop
02 Dec 2020 Winnipeg Chlorination and Disinfection Refresher
25 Nov 2020 Chlorination and Disinfection Refresher
02 Nov 2020 Nutrient Removal Systems
28 Oct 2020 Wastewater Problem Solving
26 Oct 2020 Chlorination and Disinfection Refresher
27 Aug 2020 Lagoon Operation & Maintenance Aug 27 2020
24 Jun 2020 Hydrant & Valve Maintenance - Online Training
17 Jun 2020 (copy) Online Training - Hydrant & Gate Valve Maintenance
22 Nov 2019 Fundamentals of Pumping; Centrifugal pump basics, Hydraulics Applications & Troubleshooting
21 Nov 2019 H2S Alive
21 Nov 2019 Flag Person Certification Course
20 Nov 2019 Pressure Testing & Disinfection Post Repair & Installation
19 Nov 2019 Confined Space and Non-Entry Rescue (2 days)
19 Nov 2019 Lagoon Operation & Maintenance
05 Sep 2019 Service Line Applications and Tapping Workshop
04 Sep 2019 Hydrant & Valve Maintenance
11 Apr 2019 Source and Receiving Environments
11 Apr 2019 Pressure Testing & Disinfection Post Repair & Installation
10 Apr 2019 Distribution System Operation & Maintenance
10 Apr 2019 Water & Wastewater Chemistry for Operators
09 Apr 2019 Unidirectional Flushing
09 Apr 2019 Water Quality Sampling & Testing - Water & WW
16 Nov 2018 Innovative Pumping System Technologies to Increase Efficiencies in Municipal Systems
15 Nov 2018 Safety and the Supervisor
15 Nov 2018 Water Distribution Operation and Maintenance
13 Nov 2018 TDG & WHMIS - Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Ground) & Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
13 Nov 2018 Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Awareness
12 Apr 2018 H2S Alive
10 Apr 2018 Confined Space and Non-Entry Rescue
09 Nov 2017 H2S Alive
09 Nov 2017 Nutrient Removal Systems
08 Nov 2017 Water Meter: Customer Service Usage & Operation Issues
08 Nov 2017 Collection System Odour and Corrosion Control
07 Nov 2017 Chemical Safety
07 Nov 2017 Confined Space and Non-Entry Rescue
07 Nov 2017 Water Loss Management - Leak Detection
26 Sep 2017 Hydrant & Valve Maintenance
06 Apr 2017 Principles & Practices of Drinking Water Chlorination
05 Apr 2017 Confined Space/Standby Worker & Non-entry Rescue
05 Apr 2017 Pumps and Pumping Hydraulics
04 Apr 2017 Lift Station Operation and Maintenace
04 Apr 2017 Biological Nutrient Removal
09 Mar 2017 Lagoon Operation & Maintenance

Additional Training Resources

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

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

Red River College Water & Wastwater Refresher Courses

Spring 2021

Certification Exam Registration; Please Read!

RRC Certification Preparation Course fees do not include the exam cost. The certification exams are administered by Manitoba Conservation and Climate; not RRC. 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. Information & exam registration forms are available thru the link https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/pubs/waste_management/wastewater/exam_registration.pdf

For more information, please contact Donna Garcia at (204) 945-7065 or Donna.Garcia@gov.mb.ca

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

May 7, May 14, May 21, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25, 2021


Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077 and ID 211986)

Four-day course: May 3 - 6, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: April 19, 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.

Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010 and ID 211956)

Four-day course: May 10 - 13, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: April 26, 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 Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003 and ID 211958)

Four-day course: May 17 - 20, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: May 3, 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.

Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1065 and ID 211961)

Four-day course: May 31 – June 3, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: May 17, 2021 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.


Water Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1089 and ID 211972)

Four day course: June 7 - 10, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: May 24, 2021 Exam Date: register with MB Conservation 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.

Wastewater Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1067 and ID 211973)

Four-day course: June 14 - 17, 2021

Fee: $823.00 Registration deadline: May 31, 2021 Exam Date: register with MB Conservation 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.



Interactive Alternative Delivery Courses

As a result of Covid-19, all 2021 spring session courses will only be offered by interactive alternative delivery. This adaptive delivery will be online through RRC’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 Conservation and Climate (formerly called MB Sustainable Development) are the same as for RRC’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. The listed fees are for the RRC course only; you must register for the exam separately thru Conservation and Climate.

Course Registration / Information: please contact techsolutions@rrc.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.

Workshop Development

MWWA is always looking for new partners to provide professional and engaging workshops for operators.

If you are interested in working with the MWWA to develop and provide training to Manitoba operators please review the RFP Guidelines for Education Services or contact the MWWA office.

Continuing Education Guidelines

Guidelines for Continuing Education Unit Evaluation and Credit  and a complete listing of all Provincially approved training can be found on the Manitoba Government website.

Guidelines and Approved Training

Continuing Education

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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