WASTE WATER OPERATOR TRAINING

Mission

The training center mission is to develop and provide wastewater training to increase the knowledge and skills of plant operators and maintenance personnel, to improve plant compliance, and to optimize treatment effectiveness, efficiency and reliability.

Chapter 11- 61 Hawaii Administrative Rules

Chapter 11- 61 HAR – Mandatory Certification of Wastewater Treatment Personnel in Wastewater Treatment Plants 

Board of Certification

Get information about Board of Certification and Operator Certification requirements.

Training Program

The Training Center offers 63 different courses and conducts 95 sessions with 1,200 registrants participating in the program annually. Participants come from the counties, state and federal governments and private treatment facilities. The Training Center supports 460 wastewater treatment plant operators and 400 maintenance and supporting personnel such as pump station and collection system specialists, mechanics, electricians, inspectors, truck drivers and administrators.

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Annual Training Calendar

The calendar lists all training sessions scheduled to be presented during the coming fiscal year. It is an advance planning informational document only. The Training Center reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the training schedule.

Hawaii Wastewater Operator Training Center Schedule

2017-2018
Oahu
Maui
Kauai
Hilo
Kona
August 202A/B, 230
September 105 301 204
October 208 273
November 101, 215 212A 209
December 206 252
January  103, 202A/B 202A/B, 207 101 302
February 102, 105, 310 212B 103 303
March 116, 201 105
April 117, 214, 216 312, 307
May 201, 260 217 206 215
June 216, 278B 212A 315 256 250
July 214 202A 276
August
September 317 106, 114
October 308

Course Announcements

Oahu

01/16/18-01/17/18: 103 – Plant Safety
01/09/18-01/10/18: 202A – (Grade 1 & 2) & 202B (Grade 3 & 4) – Certification Examination Refresher 
02/14/18-02/15/18: 102 – Basic Electricity and Reading Electrical Diagrams
02/21/18-02/22/18: 105 – Wastewater Mathematics
02/28/18: 310 – Activated Sludge Microbiology
03/07/18-03/08/2018 201 – Activated Sludge Process Control (Intermediate) 
04/11/18-04/12/18: 116 – Ultraviolet Disinfection
05/16/18-05/17/18: 201 – Activated Sludge Process Control (Intermediate) (Revised)
05/30/18-05/31/18: 260 SYSTEMS I: INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS, PRESSURE CONTROLS, AND DIRECTIONAL AND FLOW CONTROLS
06/07/18: 216 – BASIC WASTEWATER OPERATOR MATH I
06/20/18-06/21/18: 278B INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC TECHNOLOGY
07/24/18-07/25/18: 214 – WASTE TREATMENT PROCESSES, COMMUNITY WASTEWATER SYSTEM, PRE-TREATMENT, AND CLARIFICATION (INTERMEDIATE)
07/31/18-08/01/18: 217 BASIC WASTEWATER OPERATOR MATH II
09/05/18-09/06/18: 206 PRESSURE MEASUREMENT AND FLUID FLOW MEASUREMENT
09/19/18-09/20/18: 317 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY

Maui

01/17/18-01/18/18: 202A – (Grade 1 & 2) & 202B (Grade 3 & 4) – Certification Examination Refresher
01/23/18-01/24/18: 207 – Mechanical Maintenance Fundamentals for Operators
02/20/18-02/21/18: 212B – Wastewater Facility Management (Volume II) (Revised)
03/27/18-03/28/18: 104 – Wastewater Collection Systems Basic Course
04/18/18-04/19/18: 307 – Sludge Conditioning, Thickening and Dewatering Skill Training Course (Advanced)
06/19/18-06/20/18: 212A – WASTEWATER FACILITY MANAGEMENT (VOLUME I)
06/19/18-06/20/18: 202A – Certification Examination Refresher
07/17/18-07/18/18: 202A (GRADE 1 & 2) & 202B (GRADE 3 & 4)CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION REFRESHER
08/08/18-08/09/18: 101 BASIC COURSE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS
09/26/18: 106 – Hazard Communication Program, 114 – Permit Confined Space Entry 
1/23/19-1/24/19: 208 – PUMP CONTROLS, TYPES, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE(INTERMEDIATE)

Kauai

01/10/18-01/11/18: 101 – Basic Wastewater 
02/13/18-02/14/18: 103 – Plant Safety (Revised)
03/21/18-03/22/18: 105 – Wastewater Mathematics 
04/11/18-04/12/18: 216 – Basic Wastewater Operator Math I 
05/16/18-05/17/18: 217 – Basic Wastewater Operator Math II 
06/12/18-06/13/18: 315 – Biological Nutrient Removal
07/25/18-07/26/18: 276 – Trickling Filter Solids Contact
1/23/19-1/24/19: 116 – ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTION
1/13/19-1/14/19: 101 – BASIC COURSE FOR WASTEWATERTREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS

Hilo

09/27/17-09/28- 09/29/17: 301 – Activated Sludge Skills Training Course (Advanced)
10/25/17-10/26/17: 208 – Pump Controls, Types, Operation and Maintenance (Intermediate)
12/12/17-12/13/17: 252 – Mechanical Maintenance III: Gear Boxes, Mechanical Drives, Couplings and Alignment
02/21/18-02/22/18: 303 – Chlorination Skills Training (Advanced)
05/29/18-05/30/18: 206 – PRESSURE MEASUREMENT AND FLUID FLOW MEASUREMENT
08/22/18-08/23/18: 253 – MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE IV: VALVES
10/16/18-10/17/18: 308 – Wastewater Stabilization Ponds (Advanced)
1/16/19-1/17/19: 219 – ADVANCED WASTEWATER OPERATOR MATH IV

Kona

10/11/17-10/12/17: 273 – Collection System Maintenance
11/28/17-11/29/17: 209 – Rotating Biological Contactors, Trickling Filters and Stabilization Ponds
01/30/18-01/31/18: 302 – Anaerobic Digestion Skills Training Course (Advanced)
05/16/18-05/17/18: 215 – PLANT SCIENCES (PHYSICS)
06/13/18-06/14/18: 250 – MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE I: AIR COMPRESSORS AND BLOWERS
07/25/18-07/26/18: 218 – Advanced Wastewater Operator Math III
09/26/18-09/27/18: 317 – Fundamentals of Biology and Chemistry
1/30/19-1/31/19: 104 – WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS BASIC COURSE

Registration Announcement

Training sessions are open to anyone – public and private. The registration form should be mailed at least one week prior to class start date with a check or money order payable to RCUH. Cash is not accepted . Registration applications can be submitted prior to receiving the Training Session Announcement for any classes that are scheduled on the training calendar.
Registration Application

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Contact

Dr. Roger Babcock Jr.
SWOTC Director
Water Resources Research Center
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 283
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: uhwwtrainingcenter@gmail.com 
Phone: (808) 956-7298 
Fax: (808) 956-5014