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ALBERTA	WATER	AND	WASTEWATER	OPERATORS	ASSOCIATION	
                         	
                         	
                         	
          WATER	&	WASTEWATER	OPERATORS	
                TRAINING	PROGRAM	
                    2010‐2011	
INTRODUCTION

Operator training is a vital component to ensure optimum operation of facilities and to ensure protection of
public health and the environment. The Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association administers a
number of training courses for MUNICIPAL, and some INDUSTRIAL WATER and WASTEWATER
FACILITY OPERATORS. Alberta Environment recognizes these courses and has assigned Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) to them.
These courses are intended to complement those presented by other agencies and institutions. In some
cases, they may bridge the gap between formal, full-time training and on-the-job instruction.
The information included in this booklet lists courses in the following three categories.
   1. CLASSROOM COURSES
       Students are responsible for their own accommodation and meals.
       No walk-in/on-site registrations allowed
       Should the minimum enrollment not be reached at least 30 days prior to a course, it will be
         cancelled and registrants will be notified. All fees for cancelled courses will be refunded.
       Registration and training are offered from September to June.
       Students to bring a calculator to class
      Continuing Education Training
              - Intended as ongoing and upgrading training
              - Vary in length from 1 to 5 days
              - For new or long term operators in the field
      Certification Exam Preparation
              - Intended as preparation/study courses for the Alberta Environment Operator Certification
                 Exams or to provide operations information
              - These classroom courses vary in length from 2 to 4 days

   2. CORRESPONDENCE and HOME STUDY COURSES
       Useful for those wishing to study at home or work
       Students have one year from receipt of materials to complete these courses
       Anyone who does not complete the correspondence or home study course within the one year
        time frame must re-register, re-pay and re-take the course
       Registrations accepted all year
       Correspondence courses consist of mail-in lessons, reference manuals and a locally supervised
        course completion exam, DVD’s are included but must be returned to the AWWOA office
       Home study courses are to be completed and self-marked and a locally supervised course
        completion exam is conducted. All home study material may be kept

   3. ON-LINE TRAINING
       Students have six months from registration date to complete an on-line training course
       Useful for those wishing to study at home or work
       Registrations accepted all year.
       Course consists of modules for study, which are completed on-line and all quiz material is auto-
        marked
       On-line assistance via instructor e-mail and “chat” link
       Course completion exam is proctored and automatically marked on-line, student’s supervisor
        (proctor) provided with password to unlock course completion exam




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GENERAL INFORMATION

      The courses listed in this program are accredited for CEUs by Alberta Environment
      To register for a course; fill out the registration form available at the end of this program and also on
       the AWWOA website (under Training) and fax to 780-454-7748
      All registrations will be confirmed by return fax or email. If you do not receive a confirmation notice,
       you are not registered
      The pass mark on all AWWOA course completion exams is 70%. Anyone achieving between 60-
       69% may re-write the final course exam once. Anyone achieving less than 60% must re-register, re-
       pay and re-take the course

REFUND POLICY
A service charge of $75 will be levied for a cancellation notice of more than 30 days. Where less than 30
days notice of cancellation is received, NO refund will be allowed. Substitutions of registrants may be
accepted if course prerequisites are met.

BANFF OPERATORS SEMINAR
Registration for the 2011 Banff Operators Seminar begins on September 1, 2010. The registration form
(last page in this booklet) may be faxed to (780) 454-7748 up to March 1, 2011 at which point pre-
registration for the 2011 Banff Seminar will close. Applications received after that date will require on-site
registration in Banff and payment there must then be made by cash or credit card.

AWWOA SCHOLARSHIP & BURSARY INFORMATION
Refer to the AWWOA webpage for current information on Scholarships and Bursaries.

AWWOA CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone                                    Mailing Address                    WEB Address
 Toll Free: (877) 454-7745                    11810 Kingsway Avenue              www.awwoa.ab.ca
 Local:     (780) 454-7745                    Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5
 E-mail:    awwoa@telus.net
 Fax Number:(780) 454-7748


Training Program Coordinator            Course Registrar                   Executive Director
    Cathie Monson                         Laura Selcho                       Del Morrison
    Fax:     (780)-454-7748               Fax: (780) 454-7758                Fax:      (780) 451-6451
    E-Mail   awwoa@telus.net              Email: awwoa2@telus.net            E-Mail: awwoa1@telus.net

HOTEL INFORMATION
Edmonton:                              Calgary:                              Red Deer:
Chateau Louis                          Glenmore Inn                          Red Deer Lodge
11727 Kingsway Ave.                    2720 Glenmore Trail SE                4311 – 49 Ave.
Reservations: 1-800-661-9843           Reservations: 1-800-661-3163          Reservations: 1-800-661-1657

Lethbridge
Ramada
2375 Mayor Magrath Drive South,
Reservations: 1-877-233-1233




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2010 – 2011 AWWOA CLASSROOM COURSES


PAGE      COURSE                                                     LOCATION     DATE
  6       Level I Certification Preparation                          Edmonton
               Part “A”                                                           September 16 & 17, 2010
               Part “B                                                            October 14 & 15, 2010
  6       Level I Certification Preparation                          Calgary
               Part “A”                                                           September 28 & 29, 2010
               Part “B”                                                           October 13 & 14, 2010
  7       Filter Surveillance                                        Red Deer     September 29 & 30, 2010
  8       Entry Level Training                                       Edmonton     October 7 & 8, 2010
  9       Excel 2007 Spreadsheet Training for Operators              Edmonton     Oct 18 & 19, 2010
  8       Entry Level Training                                       Calgary      October 20 & 21, 2010
  10      Support Systems & Applied Math Certification Preparation   Edmonton     October 25 & 26, 2010
  11      Level II Certification PreparationP                        Edmonton     October 27 & 28, 2010
  12      Water Distribution Systems                                 Red Deer     November 15 & 16, 2010
  13      Wastewater Collection Systems                              Red Deer     November 17 & 18, 2010
  14      Watermain Disinfection Operation & Maintenance             Red Deer     November 23 & 24, 2010
  15      Ponds and Lagoons                                          Red Deer     November 25, 2010
16 & 17   Banff Fall Training Workshops                              Banff        Nov 29 to Dec 3, 2010
  18      Process Control Instrumentation: Basics                    Calgary      December 7 & 8, 2010
  6       Level I Certification Preparation                          Edmonton
               Part “A”                                                           January 4 & 5, 2011
               Part “B”                                                           February 17 & 18, 2011
  8       Entry Level Training                                       Edmonton     January 18 & 19, 2011
  6       Level I Certification Preparation                          Calgary
               Part “A”                                                           January 27 & 28, 2011
               Part “B”                                                           February 23 & 24, 2011
  19      Process Control Instrumentation: Intermediate              Edmonton     February 2 & 3, 2011
  8       Entry Level Training                                       Calgary      February 2 & 3, 2011
  20      Level III /IV Water Treatment Certification Preparation    Edmonton     February 7 - 10, 2011
  10      Support Systems & Applied Math Certification Preparation   Red Deer     February 15 & 16, 2011
21 & 22   AWWOA Annual Seminar                                       Banff        March 14 – 18, 2011
  6       Level I Certification Preparation                          Edmonton
               Part “A”                                                           March 28 & 29, 2011
               Part “B”                                                           April 25 & 26, 2011
  6       Level I Certification Preparation                          Calgary
               Part “A”                                                           March 28 & 29, 2011
               Part “B                                                            April 12 & 13, 2011
  9       Excel Spreadsheet Training for Operators                   Calgary      March 30 & 31, 2011
  8       Entry Level Training                                       Calgary      March 30 & 31, 2011
  8       Entry Level Training                                       Edmonton     April 5 & 6, 2011
  12      Water Distribution Systems                                 Lethbridge   April 4 & 5, 2011
  13      Wastewater Collection Systems                              Lethbridge   April 7 & 8, 2011


Classroom Courses continued on next page



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2010 – 2011 AWWOA CLASSROOM COURSES

PAGE       COURSE                                                           LOCATION      DATE
    23     Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)                              Red Deer      April 14, 2011
    24     Emergency Response Planning & Critical Analysis                  Red Deer      April 15, 2011
    25     Chlorination Workshop                                            Red Deer      April 19 – 21, 2011
    26     Small Water System Operations                                    Red Deer      April 27, 2011
    27     Small Wastewater System Operations                               Red Deer      April 28, 2011
    28     Cross Connection Control - Testers                               Edmonton      April 25 – 29, 2011
    10     Support Systems & Applied Math Certification Preparation         Calgary       May 4 & 5, 2011
    12     Water Distribution                                               Calgary       May 9 & 10, 2011
    13     Wastewater Collection                                            Calgary       May 12 & 13, 2011
    29     Hydrant Maintenance and Repair                                   Edmonton      May 30 & 31, 2011
    29     Hydrant Maintenance and Repair                                   Edmonton      June 2 & 3, 2011
    10     Support Systems & Applied Math Certification Preparation         Edmonton      June 1 & 2, 2011
    30     Jar Testing                                                      Edmonton      June 8, 2011
    30     Jar Testing                                                      Edmonton      June 9, 2011
    31     Water Meters: Selection, Installation, Testing & Maintenance     Edmonton      June 13 & 14, 2011
    31     Water Meters: Selection, Installation, Testing & Maintenance     Edmonton      June 16 & 17, 2011
    12     Water Distribution Systems                                       Edmonton      June 20 & 21, 2011
    13     Wastewater Collection Systems                                    Edmonton      June 23 & 24, 2011


 2010 – 2011 AWWOA CORRESPONDENCE and HOMESTUDY COURSES
Further information on these courses is available on page 30 in this program and on the Alberta Water & Wastewater
Operators Association website.
    PAGE    COURSE
     31     Entry Level Training                               Correspondence
     32     Level I Certification Preparation                  Correspondence
     33     Level II Certification Preparation                 Correspondence
     34     Mathematics Correspondence Course                  Correspondence
     35     Water Treatment Plant Operations                   Correspondence
     36     Small Water System Operations                      Home study
     37     Small Wastewater System Operations                 Home study
     38     Pumps: Theory, Operation & Maintenance             Home study


2010 – 2011 AWWOA ON-LINE TRAINING
    PAGE    COURSE
     39     Small Water System Operations
     40     Small Wastewater System Operations
     41     Entry Level Training
     42     Level I Certification Preparation
     43     Level II Certification Preparation




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SUBSIDY FOR CLASSROOM COURSES FOR SMALL PUBLIC FACILITIES

NOTE: There are limited funds remaining in the Subsidy Program and hopefully AWWOA will be able to
offer this program for most of the 2010 - 2011 course year. Please refer to the AWWOA website on
updates of when this program will end.

On April 2, 2009 AWWOA was named as the recipient of funds from a creative sentencing project resulting
from a conviction under the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The Crown and
Defense Counsel made a joint submission to the Court for a creative sentencing project, submitted by the
AWWOA, for a Training Course Subsidy for operators of small rural water and wastewater facilities.

The Training Course Subsidy of 25% is to encourage attendance of operators, from small public facilities
serving under 5,000 people, at Alberta Environment approved AWWOA classroom training courses. The
25% registration fee reduction per operator, for “small facilities”, is to offset training costs, and is applied to
the registration fee.

The cost of each course, where a participant qualifies for this subsidy, has been noted under each
classroom course listed in this program.

AWWOA is using the latest populations as listed on the Alberta Municipal Affairs web site. If you are unsure
of the population that you serve – please refer to page 48 or:

Municipal Affairs Alberta populations:
http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/mc_official_populations.cfm

AWWOA Web site:
http://awwoa.ab.ca/

CERTIFICATION EXAM SCHEDULE from ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                               Deadline for
                                                                                                successful
    Examination Date                 Location                 Application Deadline
                                                                                              completion of
                                                                                            required training
    November 19, 2010           Edmonton & Calgary             September 20, 2010            October 31, 2010
       March 14, 2011                  Banff                     January 20, 2011           February 28, 2011
        May 24, 2011            Edmonton & St. Paul               April 10, 2011               May 1, 2011
        May 25, 2011          Red Deer & Peace River              April 10, 2011               May 1, 2011
                             Grande Prairie, Lethbridge
        May 26, 2011                                              April 10, 2011               May 1, 2011
                                  & Medicine Hat
        May 27, 2011          Calgary & Fort McMurray             April 10, 2011               May 1, 2011

Please note that Alberta Environment is responsible for the operator certification program and exams – the Alberta
Water & Wastewater Operators Association provides training courses ONLY. A separate application for certification
must be submitted to ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT for the Operator Certification exams.




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CLASSROOM COURSES

LEVEL I CERTIFICATION PREPARATION                                                                 5.0 CEUs

This two-part course, held over four days, will provide the information necessary to properly operate any
Class I system or facility. It is also intended as preparation for the Level I Certification exams. Applicants
must be prepared to attend both parts of the course and to complete assigned work prior to both parts. A
manual and workbook will be mailed approximately one month prior to the course start date and MUST be
completed as directed.

COST:
$500 plus GST, payable upon registration.

$375 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATIONS
                              Please bring a calculator to class
SESSION #1
Edmonton - Chateau Louis
September 16 & 17, 2010       Part A              (workbook & manual sent when registration is received)
October 14 & 15, 2010         Part B
SESSION #2
Calgary - Glenmore Inn
September 28 & 29, 2010       Part A              (workbook & manual sent when registration is received)
Oct. 13 & 14, 2010            Part B
SESSION #3
Edmonton - Chateau Louis
Jan. 4 & 5, 2011              Part A              (workbook & manual sent December)
Feb. 17 & 18, 2011            Part B
SESSION #4
Calgary – Glenmore Inn
Jan. 27 & 28, 2011            Part A              (workbook & manual sent December)
February 23 & 24, 2011        Part B
SESSION #5
Edmonton - Chateau Louis
March 28 & 29, 2011           Part A              (workbook & manual sent February)
April 25 & 26, 2011           Part B
SESSION #6
Calgary – Glenmore Inn
March 28 & 29, 2011           Part A              (workbook & manual sent February)
April 12 & 13, 2011           Part B
CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5
HOTELS: See page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates being offered
     This course is also available as a Correspondence Course (see page 34) or On-line (see page 44)



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FILTER SURVEILLANCE WORKSHOP                                                                         1.2 CEUs

This two-day course is intended to assist the operator with the operation and maintenance of rapid gravity
and pressure filter facilities. Those attending will learn valuable skills that are critical to obtaining the best
possible treatment results from their facility. Reference material will be provided at the start of the course.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be working in a water treatment facility that incorporates filtration.

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Filtration theory
 Iron and manganese removal
 Filter media
 Backwash management
 Filter maintenance and troubleshooting
 Alternate technologies
 Pilot testing

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon registration.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
Please bring a calculator to class.

September 29 & 30, 2010
Red Deer
Red Deer Lodge

HOTEL INFORMATION
See page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer Lodge, Reservations 1-800-661-1657




                                          Early registration is a MUST!
                        This course was very popular in previous years and space is limited.


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ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING                                                                                 1.2 CEUs

This two-day course satisfies the Alberta Environment training requirement for operators becoming certified
for the first time. This training covers basic aspects of the industry - it has not been specifically developed to
prepare an operator to write a certification exam. The AWWOA does offer certification preparation courses
that have been specifically designed to aid in the writing of the Alberta Environment certification exams.
Please see the description of these classroom and correspondence courses in this brochure.

NOTE: The Entry Level Training course must be successfully completed approximately 3 weeks prior to the
date that an operator is writing their AENV certification exam. See Page 5 for dates.

PREREQUISITE
None

COURSE OUTLINE
 Legislation: Role of the operator, implications of non-compliance, applicable laws, and Alberta
  Environment’s certification requirements
 Communication & Math skills: Standard operating procedures, calculations, conversions, daily records
 Water Treatment: Equipment maintenance, drinking water processes/production, contamination risks
 Wastewater Treatment: Principles, stabilization ponds, mechanical plants, equipment maintenance
 Safety & Security: Emergency planning, hazards, safety procedures, protective equipment
 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection: Systems, components, maintenance, blueprint reading

COST
$420 plus GST, payable upon registration.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
October 7 & 8, 2010         Chateau Louis, Edmonton
October 20 & 21, 2010       Water Centre, Calgary
January 18 & 19, 2011       Chateau Louis, Edmonton
February 2 & 3, 2011        Water Centre, Calgary
March 30 & 31, 2011         Water Centre, Calgary
April 5 & 6, 2011           Chateau Louis, Edmonton

No manuals will be forwarded to students in advance of this course – the instructor will provide
all material on-site as well as a course completion exam. Attendance on BOTH days is required.

HOTEL INFORMATION
See page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Chateau Louis, Edmonton Reservations: 1-800-661-9843
Glenmore Inn, Calgary Reservations: 1-800-661-3163

     This course is also available as a Correspondence Course (see page 33) or On-line (see page 43)




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EXCEL 2007 SPREADSHEET TRAINING FOR OPERATORS                                                   1.2 CEUs

This two day course will focus on training operators in the most efficient use of Excel 2007 for daily data
entry, monthly and yearly reporting. Excel 2007 functions, formulas and formatting will be discussed with
“hands-on” water and wastewater exercises comprising the majority of the session. Most of the data will be
given to students electronically to minimize the need for excessive “keying”. Each student will receive a
manual/workbook which has been specifically designed for this course. Information will also aid students in
their required Data Entry reporting to Alberta Environment.

PREREQUISITES
None

COST
$420 plus GST, payable upon registration.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION
Please bring a calculator to class.

October 18 & 19, 2010         Campbell College, 11748 Kingsway Avenue (Across from Chateau Louis)
Edmonton

March 30 & 31, 2011           Columbia College, 802 Manning Road NE,
Calgary

HOTEL INFORMATION

Chateau Louis, Edmonton Reservations: 1-800-661-9843
The Holiday Inn Airport, 1250 McKinnon Rd - Reservations: 1-877-519-7113
Radisson Hotel, 2120 - 16 Ave NE - Reservations: 1-800-395-7046




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SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND APPLIED MATH CERTIFICATION PREPARATION                                     1.2 CEUs

This two-day course is taught by Norm Grexton and will assist anyone wishing to write certification exams
administered by Alberta Environment. The course will focus on the important, basic math principles as they
apply to water and wastewater operations. As well, the support systems (i.e. pumps) within plants will be
reviewed.

Unlike the Entry Level Training course and the Level I Certification Preparation Course, this course IS NOT
one of the pre-requisite courses for certification and CANNOT be used to fulfill the “entry level training”
requirement when applying to write a certification exam. It will assist operators in developing their
understanding of math concepts and various pumping systems in preparation for writing the Alberta
Environment certification examinations.

PREREQUISITE
None

COURSE OUTLINE
Power and Scientific Notation                               Basic Centrifugal Pumps and Their Components
Dimensional Analysis                                        Classification of Pumps
Manipulating Equations                                      Theory of Operation
Averages and Percentages                                    Selection and Installation of Packing
Linear, Area and Volume Measurements                        Mechanical Seals
Conversions                                                 Pump Piping Systems
Math Work Sheets for Water and Wastewater Operators         Split Case Pumps

COST
$420 plus GST, payable upon application.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION
Please bring a calculator to class.
October 25 & 26, 2010      Chateau Louis, Edmonton

February 15 & 16, 2011     Red Deer Lodge, Red Deer

May 4 & 5, 2011            Glenmore Inn, Calgary

June 1 & 2, 2011           Chateau Louis, Edmonton

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates




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LEVEL II WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT CERTIFICATION PREPARATION 3.0 CEUs

This two-day course will provide information necessary for an operator to operate a Class II water or
wastewater treatment facility, as well as prepare for the Alberta Environment Level II water or wastewater
treatment certification exams. Although Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection are briefly reviewed,
the material in this course covers mainly Water & Wastewater Treatment. Applicants must be prepared to
complete assigned lessons that will be sent out approximately one month prior to the classroom session.

Note: All candidates for certification exams must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment for the
exams prior to the advertised deadline for their preferred exam date. Further information on certification
may be obtained by calling Alberta Environment at (780) 427-7713, fax: 427-5204 or e-mail at
wasteandwater.certification@gov.ab.ca

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should hold a Level I Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Certification. If an operator does not
hold Level I certification, it is recommended that the candidate review the Level I material prior to attending
this course.

COST:
$440 plus GST, payable upon application.

$330 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:

Please bring a calculator to class.

October 27 & 28, 2010       (course material sent September)
Edmonton
Chateau Louis

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Chateau Louis, Edmonton Reservations: 1-800-661-9843




    This course is also available as a Correspondence Course (see page 35) or On-Line (see page 45)




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WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS                                                               1.2 CEUs Pending

This two day course, taught by Norm Grexton, is designed to assist the water distribution operator in the
day to day operation and maintenance of their system. The course will focus on installation, repair, flushing
and disinfection of water mains as well as storage facilities. Leak detection methods will be covered as well
as hydrant and valve maintenance.

Hands on exercises to calculate the required amount of chlorine to shock disinfect storage facilities and
water mains. Also lecture and hands on exercise to develop a Uni-Directional Flushing program.

A comprehensive look at safety for the distribution operator, sadly this is one area that we tend to forget
about in our day to day work, but is by far the most important part of our job.

PREREQUISITE:
None

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon application.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:

Please bring a calculator to class.

November 15 & 16, 2010 - Red Deer Lodge, Red Deer

April 4 & 5, 2011 - Ramada, Lethbridge

May 9 & 10, 2011 - Glenmore Inn, Calgary

June 20 & 21, 2011 - Chateau Louis, Edmonton

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer: Red Deer Lodge - Reservations: 1-800-661-1657
Lethbridge: Ramada - Reservations: 1-877-233-1233
Calgary: Glenmore Inn - Reservations: 1-800-661-3163
Edmonton: Chateau Louis - Reservations: 1-800-661-9843




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WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS                                                            1.2 CEUs Pending

This two day course, taught by Norm Grexton, is designed to assist the wastewater collection systems
operator in the day to day operation and maintenance of their system. The course will focus on lift stations
and components, motors and pumps, O&M of lift stations, supervisory controls, gravity sewer design, sewer
main and manhole rehabilitation including trenchless technology, pipe line cleaning, and pipe materials.

Lecture and hands on exercises to help the operator in calculating pump performance and also a review
and discussion of typical wastewater collection certification questions. A comprehensive look at safety for
the collection operator, as mentioned in the water distribution course this is one area that we tend to forget
about in our day to day work, but is by far the most important part of our job.

PREREQUISITE:
None

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon application.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:

Please bring a calculator to class.

November 17 & 18, 2010 - Red Deer Lodge, Red Deer

April 7 & 8, 2011 - Ramada, Lethbridge

May 12 & 13, 2011 - Glenmore Inn, Calgary

June 23 & 24, 2011 - Chateau Louis, Edmonton

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer: Red Deer Lodge - Reservations: 1-800-661-1657
Lethbridge: Ramada - Reservations: 1-877-233-1233
Calgary: Glenmore Inn - Reservations: 1-800-661-3163
Edmonton: Chateau Louis - Reservations: 1-800-661-9843




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WATERMAIN DISINFECTION OPERATION & MAINTENANCE                                       1.2 CEUs Pending

This two day course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the chemicals and
equipment used for watermain disinfection.

Topics include:
        Types of chlorine used for disinfection
        How disinfection works
        Break-point chlorination
        Chlorine residual testing
        Watermain disinfection
        Continuous feed and slug methods
        Disposal of chlorinated waste


After completion of this course, participants will:
         Understand the physical and chemical properties of the commercially available forms of chlorine
         Know the safe handling of chlorine
         Have a basic understanding of chlorine disinfection theory


PREREQUISITE:
None

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon application.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:

Please bring a calculator to class.

November 23 & 24, 2010 - Red Deer Lodge, Red Deer

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer Lodge 4311 – 49 Avenue, Reservations: 1-800-661-1657




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PONDS and LAGOONS                                                                    0.6 CEUs Pending

This one-day course is designed to provide water and wastewater operators with an introduction to the
operation and maintenance of wastewater ponds & lagoons. Participants will gain an understanding of the
use of ponds, pond classifications, pond operation, sampling and analysis, pond microorganisms,
calculations, and terminology employed in the field. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to discuss
their specific problems. There will be time available for open discussion of participant’s lagoon problems.
On completion of the course, the participants will better understand:
     lagoon operation & maintenance,
     lagoon microbiology,
     troubleshooting lagoon problems, and
     effluent sampling.

PREREQUISITE:
None

COST:
$300 plus GST, payable upon application.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:

Please bring a calculator to class.

November 25, 2010 - Red Deer Lodge, Red Deer

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer Lodge - Reservations: 1-800-661-1657




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BANFF FALL WORKSHOP WEEK

The AWWOA is offering eight workshops over five days (November 29 to December 3) in Banff. The
following are the courses being offered. A separate registration form, which is available on-line or at the
end of the program, is required for each course and each person that registers.


#1 Safety for Water and Wastewater Operators - Nov. 29, 2010 - Cost: $300.00 - CEUs Pending
This introductory safety workshop for water and wastewater operators will include an overview of applicable
legislation; operator roles and responsibilities; elements of health and safety management systems; hazard
identification, assessment, and control/ material safety data sheets and basics of chemical safety; and
development of emergency response plans.


#2 Management & Supervision
Nov. 29, 30, & Dec. 1, 2010 - Cost: $480.00 - 2.0 CEUs
This three-day course will focus on the skills, which operators and supervisors require to effectively manage
their treatment facilities and supervise people. Specific areas covered include planning, organizing,
directing and controlling. The course is designed for supervisory operators and facility managers, who wish
to upgrade their supervisory skills, or for those who have recently accepted the responsibilities of a
supervisor.


#3 Application and Use of Membranes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
Nov. 30, 2010 - Cost: $300.00 - CEUs Pending
This Workshop will present an overview of the membrane treatment processes being used for potable water
and wastewater treatment systems. Design and operating aspects of the different types of membranes will
be covered to identify where and how they should be used. Design considerations will include a discussion
of the particular application of each, where they are being used, and how they fit into the overall treatment
process. Operating considerations will include operating sequencing, expected treatment capabilities, daily
operating and monitoring duties, and regular cleaning requirements.


#4 Water Distribution
Dec. 1, 2010 - Cost: $300.00 - CEUs Pending
This one day workshop will feature a new technology BioSentry which offers state-of-the-art, laser-based
technology to provide continuous, online, real-time monitoring for microorganisms in water delivery systems.
3M has developed a new product to line the interior of Ductile Iron potable water mains; we will be featuring
an Edmonton case study of an application performed by EPCOR. New technology for the inspection and
cleaning of reservoirs will be discussed and demonstrations of equipment used in the inspections and
cleaning will be featured.


#5 Wastewater Collection
Dec. 2, 2010 - Cost: $300.00 - CEUs Pending
This one day workshop will feature a discussion and presentation on using “CCTV Condition Assessment
Data” to determine the best course of action regarding CIPP methodologies in relation to sewer mains,
manholes and service lateral rehabilitation. Different applications for high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE)
will be discussed and a demonstration of Thermal Butt Fusion as well as Electro Fusion Systems.
New technology for air and vacuum release valves for water and force mains that can be maintained without
confined space entry also polyurethane grouts, epoxies and polyurea resins used for infrastructure repair
and restoration of manholes and pipes

Banff Fall Workshop Week: Continued on next page

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BANFF FALL WORKSHOP WEEK (Continued)



#6 New Developments In Wastewater Treatment Technology
Dec. 2, 2010 - Cost $260.00 - 0.6 CEUs
This course will highlight the new technologies available for treating municipal wastewater. Presentations
will be made on a wide variety of topics highlighting technology and practices that are “current” or
“emerging”.


#7 Pumps and Hydraulics for Operators
Dec. 3, 2010 - Cost: $300.00 - CEUs Pending
This one-day course will cover:
    Centrifugal pumps types and description
    Principles of Operation
    Pump tear down
    Performance curve understanding
    Gauge reading and understanding
    BHP
    Mechanical seal operation and understanding
    Trouble-shooting


#8 New Developments In Water Treatment Technology
Dec. 3, 2010 - Cost $260.00 - 0.6 CEUs
This course will highlight new technologies available for treating municipal water supplies. Presentations will
be made on a wide variety of topics highlighting technology and practices that are “current” or “emerging”.



HOTEL INFORMATION

Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Reservations: 1-800-661-9266




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PROCESS CONTROL INSTRUMENTATION: BASICS                                                        1.2 CEUs

This two-day course is intended to provide information for facility operators, supervisors, designers and
engineers about how electronic and microprocessor based control systems are used to automate modern
water and wastewater facilities.

The presenter is Glen Horne of Camenex Control Systems Ltd. Glen has many years of experience
designing and optimizing control systems at water and wastewater facilities.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be familiar with the operation of water and wastewater facilities

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Process control types
 Analog control
 Digital control
 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
 Distributed control systems
 On-Line monitoring
 Future trends and case studies

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon registration.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
Please bring a calculator to class.

December 7 & 8, 2010
Glenmore Inn
Calgary

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Glenmore Inn, Calgary Reservations: 1-800-661-3163




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PROCESS CONTROL INSTRUMENTATION: INTERMEDIATE                                                    1.2 CEUs

This is an advanced, two day course, intended for facility operators, supervisors, engineers and designers
to learn more about microprocessor based control systems. The course will appeal to those individuals with
water and wastewater operating experience, but with little or no instrumentation background. Prior
completion of “Process Control Instrumentation Basics” is an asset but not required.

The presenter is Glen Horne of Camenex Control Systems Ltd. Glen has many years of experience
designing and optimizing control systems at water and wastewater facilities.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be familiar with the operation of water and wastewater facilities and should have
attended the Basic Course listed on page 16.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Process control
Instruments
On-Line analysers
PID control
Programmable logic controllers
Computer based control
Safety considerations
Future trends and case studies

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon application.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
February 2 & 3, 2011
Chateau Louis
Edmonton

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Chateau Louis, Reservations: 1-800-661-9843




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LEVEL III / IV WATER TREATMENT CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSE                                   3.0 CEUs

This course is intended for candidates planning to write Level III or IV Water Treatment operator certification
exams. This four-day course was developed with the intent of increasing the knowledge of present
operators and to provide a source of reference material for those studying to write certification exams. The
subject matter is covered through a combination of lectures, videos, group exercises and mock exams.
Participants will receive a course manual.

                         COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE DOES NOT FULFILL
                      ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Note: All candidates for certification exams must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment for the
exam prior to the advertised deadline for their preferred exam date. A certification exam has been set for
March 8, 2010 for those approved to write and who apply to Alberta Environment before the January 20,
2010 deadline. For additional certification information, please contact Alberta Environment at (780) 427-
7713, fax: 427-5204 or wasteandwater.certification@gov.ab.ca

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should hold Level II or higher Water Treatment Certification and should be working in a Class II
or higher water treatment facility.

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Regulatory standards and issues
 Water sources and water source protection
 Water quality and water analysis
 Multi-barrier treatment technologies
 Alternate treatment technologies
 Disinfection by-product mitigation technologies
 Process optimization and troubleshooting
 Performance limiting factors, technical supervision and management

COST:
$840 plus GST, payable upon application.

$630 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
Please bring a calculator to class. No advance material sent

February 7 – 10, 2011
Chateau Louis
Edmonton

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Chateau Louis, 11727 Kingsway Avenue, Reservations: 1-800-661-9843




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36th AWWOA OPERATORS SEMINAR • March 14 – 18, 2011

The Banff Operators Seminar will bring operators up-to-date on a variety of topics in the water and
wastewater field. Speakers include operators, supervisors, technical industry representatives, and other
experts in their fields. Participants can design their own learning experience from a dynamic array of
educational opportunities. Informative topics will give operators the chance to review recent technical &
equipment developments as well as learn how other operators are optimizing their operations.

The Operators Seminar is intended for operators, foremen, and superintendents although anyone in the
water and wastewater industry is welcome to attend. This event will offer a trade show, excellent topics and
speakers, networking opportunities and social interaction. As well, a special program will provide guests
with a variety of activities. A preliminary list of presentations and details of the Guest Program will be made
available on the AWWOA website at www.awwoa.ab.ca or it can be faxed on request after January 31,
2011.

The 2011 Banff Seminar committee is offering a $100 honorarium and Alberta Environment will award 1.0
CEUs to operators registered at the Seminar, who have papers accepted for presentation. The deadline for
submitting papers is January 9, 2011 – please access our website at www.awwoa.ab.ca for an application
to present. Successful applicants will receive the honorarium and CEU credit at the conclusion of the
Seminar.

PRE-SEMINAR WORKSHOPS
Four pre-seminar workshops will be offered, two on March 14 in the afternoon and two on March 15 in the
morning, each workshop will be worth 0.3 CEUs, details will be posted on our website in January 2011, with
a separate registration form and payment.

CEU INFORMATION
Attending Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 0.9 CEUs
Attending a Pre-Seminar Workshop – 0.3 CEUs each (separate pre-registration)
Attending Friday Workshop – 0.3 CEUs (NOTE: you must attend to receive the CEUs)

COST:
Full Seminar Registration - AWWOA members (Monday – Friday)           $265 + gst
Full Seminar Registration - Non members (Monday – Friday)             $315 + gst
Display Viewing (Monday & Tuesday)                                    $150 + gst
Single Day Registration                                               $150 + gst
Guest Program                                                         $100 + gst
Banquet ticket                                                         $65 + gst
Registrations for the Seminar accepted from September 1, 2010 until March 1, 2011. Anyone who has not
been confirmed as registered by March 1, 2011 will need to register in Banff. Payment via VISA,
MasterCard or purchase orders is accepted for pre-registration ONLY- if you register at Banff, cash or credit
card ONLY will be accepted.

DATES and LOCATION
March 14-18, 2010             Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff. Reservations: 1-800-661-9266

         Please complete the Banff Operators Seminar application form at the back of this program
                             or available on our website: www.awwoa.ab.ca
                                                    .

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                   36th AWWOA OPERATORS SEMINAR • March 14 – 18, 2011
The Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association is once again pleased to invite your attendance at the
Operators’ Seminar that will be held at the Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff. The Seminar will include many
interesting presentations focusing on industry issues. It will also offer an entertaining Guest Program and over 140
displays featuring the latest in products and services.

This year there will be four pre-seminar workshops at a Banff hotel (*NOT the Banff Park Lodge due to space
restrictions) and further details will be posted on www.awwoa.ab.ca in early January 2011.

Monday, March 14, 2011          8:00am - Noon            *Alberta Environment Certification Exams (Not at the Banff
                                                         Park Lodge)
                                12:00 noon – 6:00 pm     Delegate Registration – lobby
                                1:00 pm – 5:00 pm        *Two Pre-Seminar Workshops, pre-registration required
                                1:00 pm – 5:00 pm        Trade Show Displays Open for Viewing
                                4:30 pm – 9:00 pm        Silent Auction
                                6:30 pm – 9:00 pm        Trade Show Displays Open for Viewing
                                6:30 pm – 9:00 pm        Wine and Cheese Reception (2 beverage tickets included
                                                            with registration)


Tuesday, March 15, 2011         7:00am - 4:00pm          Delegate Registration – lobby
                                8:00am- 12:00pm          *Two Pre-Seminar Workshops, pre-registration required
                                10:00 am – 5:00 pm       Trade Show Displays Open for viewing
                                10:00 am – 5:00 pm       Silent Auction
                                12:00pm-1:30pm           Delegate Lunch in display area
                                5:00pm                   Trade Show Display Ends

Wednesday, March 16, 2011       8:00am - 12:00pm         Delegate Registration – lobby
                                9:00am – 10:15am         Seminar Opening and Technical Session
                                10:30am – 12:00pm        Technical Sessions
                                12:00pm – 1:30pm         Lunch Break
                                1:30pm – 3:00pm          AWWOA Annual Business Meeting and Door Prize Draw
                                3:00pm - 4:15pm          Technical Sessions

Thursday, March 17, 2011        8:00am – 10:30am         Delegate Registration – lobby
                                9:00am – 12:00pm         Technical Sessions
                                12:00pm -1:30pm          Lunch Break
                                1:30pm – 4:30pm          Technical Sessions
                                6:00pm -7:00pm           Reception
                                7:00pm – 10:00pm         Banquet and Entertainment

Friday, March 18, 2011          9:00am – 12:00pm         Technical Session (must attend to receive CEUs)

                                12:00 noon               Seminar Closing
* Not at the Banff Park Lodge

PLEASE COMPLETE SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM ON-LINE WWW.AWWOA.AB.CA
                        OR AT THE END OF THIS BROCHURE




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STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)                                                                 0.6 CEUs

This one day workshop provides participants with information about what should be included in an SOP,
processes that can be used to develop the document, and tools that will assist with that development.
Workshop participants evaluate their current documentation situation, analyze their needs, develop a
structure and content specification for their SOPs, and plan their project. Working in groups, participants will
develop a prototype of a typical SOP using tools and processes provided as part of the workshop. At the
end of the workshop, each participant will be familiar with practical processes for documentation, tools that
can be used, and where to find resources and assistance to ensure success in their own documentation
project.

PREREQUISITE:
The ideal participants are plant managers and operations personnel who are responsible for, or assigned
the task of, updating or creating standard operating procedures.

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Share perspectives on what constitutes an effective SOP
 Discuss participants’ current SOPs
 Analyze participants’ SOP needs
 Determine how to effectively organize a SOP
 Plan a SOP development process
 Develop SOP prototypes
 Learn about some tools
 Share some tips and techniques

COST:
$450 plus GST, payable upon application for each workshop.

$337.50 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATE and LOCATION:
April 14, 2011
Red Deer Lodge
Red Deer

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer Lodge 4311 – 49 Avenue, Reservations: 1-800-661-1657




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EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING & CRITICAL ANALYSIS                                                 0.6 CEUs

This one day workshop is an introductory overview of the processes involved in the related areas of
emergency response planning (ERP) and critical task analysis (CTA). The first half of the workshop
provides information to assist the participant in preparing an ERP for their communities’ waterworks system.
The second half provides information on the CTA process, including what it is and how to implement it.

Alberta Environment (AENV) requires an ERP to be included with an Operations Plan when an application
form is submitted for approval or approval renewal of a municipal waterworks system. A written ERP allows
operating personnel to respond efficiently, effectively and rapidly to an emergency situation that may occur
during regular or after hours situations.

Municipalities and other organizations need effective tools to identify and minimize risk. Critical task
analysis is proving to be a practical process to accomplish that goal.

The course material will include the minimum procedures and sections required by AENV for inclusion in an
ERP for various emergency hazard scenarios. An ERP template, example description and corrective action
response will be provided to the participants. The CTA portion introduces critical task analysis, its
relationship to ERPs and SOPs, describes how to identify hazards and task, and outlines an effective
process for conducting a CTA workshop. At the end of the workshop, each participant will be familiar with
ERP and CTA requirements and practical processes for developing them.

PREREQUISITE:
The ideal participants are plant managers and operations personnel who are responsible for, or assigned
the task of, updating or creating standard operating procedures.

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Regulatory Requirements
 Hazard and Risk Evaluations
 Emergency Response Plan Development
 Employee Training and Plan Review
 Introduction to Critical Task Analysis

COST:
$450 plus GST, payable upon application for each workshop.

$337.50 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATE and LOCATION:
April 15, 2011
Red Deer Lodge
Red Deer

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer Lodge Reservations: 1-800-661-1657




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CHLORINATION WORKSHOP                                                                           2.0 CEUs

This three-day workshop covers the theoretical and practical aspects of chlorination, the handling and use
of chlorine and chlorine compounds, as well as the operation and maintenance of chlorination equipment. It
is intended for operators working in a municipality who wish to upgrade their knowledge of chlorination and
chlorinators. Emphasis is placed on gas chlorination.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be working in a facility that uses chlorine gas or a hypochlorite for disinfecting potable
water or wastewater effluent. There will be a course completion exam. To receive continuing education units
(CEUs), a mark of 70% must be achieved.

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Properties of chlorine
 Chlorination applications
 Principles of disinfection
 Alternative disinfectants
 Dosage calculations
 Chlorine safety
 Handling of chlorine
 Chlorination equipment
 Chlorinator operation
 Troubleshooting
 Control systems
 Maintenance of chlorine systems
 Chlorine analysis

COST:
$500 plus GST, payable upon application.

$337.50 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
Please bring a calculator to class

April 19-21, 2011
Red Deer Lodge
Red Deer

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer: Red Deer Lodge - Reservations: 1-800-661-1657



                      This course has been very popular in past years – register early.




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SMALL WATER SYSTEM OPERATIONS COURSE                                                            0.6 CEUs

This one-day course is designed to assist the operator with the operation and maintenance of small water
treatment and water distribution systems. It is an introductory course intended for operators of Class 1
facilities employed in municipalities with a population up to 500. Operators in large municipalities may not
find this course completely relevant to their duties. COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE IS ONLY PART OF
THE PREREQUISITE FOR SMALL SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. Alberta Environment administers a
separate Small Water System Operator Certification Exam.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be employed or commencing employment at a municipal facility.

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Characteristics of groundwater
 Well pumps and maintenance
 Disinfection/public health
 Pressure filters
 Iron removal/sequestering
 Water production and storage
 Reservoirs
 Pipe installation and maintenance
 Distribution system maintenance

COST:
$260 plus GST, payable upon application.

$195 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
Please bring a calculator to class

April 27, 2011
Red Deer Lodge
Red Deer

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer: Red Deer Lodge - Reservations: 1-800-661-1657




       This course is also available as a Home Study Course (see page 38) or On-line (see page 41)
                            for those who cannot attend the classroom sessions




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SMALL WASTEWATER SYSTEM OPERATIONS COURSE                                                       0.6 CEUs

This one-day course is designed to assist the operator with the operation and maintenance of small
wastewater treatment and collection systems. It is an introductory course intended for operators of Class 1
facilities employed in municipalities with a population up to 500. Operators in large municipalities may not
find this course completely relevant to their duties. COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE IS ONLY PART OF
THE PREREQUISITE FOR SMALL SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. Alberta Environment administers a
separate Small Wastewater System Operator Certification Exam.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be employed or commencing employment at a municipal facility.

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Wastewater collection systems
 Lift stations
 Testing-reporting
 Collection systems maintenance
 Wastewater lagoon systems
 Lagoon maintenance/operation

COST:
$260 plus GST, payable upon application.

$195 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
Please bring a calculator to class.

April 28, 2011
Red Deer Lodge
Red Deer

HOTEL INFORMATION
See Page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates

Red Deer: Red Deer Lodge - Reservations: 1-800-661-1657




       This course is also available as a Home Study Course (see page 39) or On-line (see page 42)

for those who cannot attend the classroom sessions



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CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL-TESTERS                                                                    3.0 CEUs

This five-day course will cover the approved methods of protecting a potable water supply from backflow
which could result in the contamination of water systems. It is held at the Northern Alberta Institute of
Technology, Patricia Campus and uses NAIT instructors. Following the classroom instruction, students will
be given the opportunity to take a combined written and practical exam leading to the American Water
Works Association Testers Certification from the Western Canada Section of AWWA. A nominal exam fee
(in 2009 the cost was $30.) will apply and will be collected on-site.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be familiar with the operation of water facilities

COURSE OUTLINE:
 The science of water
 Causes of backflow
 Approved methods of protection
 Testing of approved devices
 Local codes
 Legal aspects

COST:
$760 plus GST, payable upon application

$570 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
Please bring a calculator to class.

April 25 – 29, 2011
N.A.I.T. Patricia Campus, 12204 – 149 Street
Edmonton

HOTEL
Chateau Louis, Edmonton - Reservations: 1-800-661-9843 (Refer to your confirmation notification for
special rates)

PARKING
A map showing the parking zones will be provided with your confirmation.




               Early registration is a MUST! This course is limited to just 12 registrants due to
                             facility size at NAIT and it fills up quickly every year.




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HYDRANT MAINTENANCE and REPAIR                                                       1.2 CEUs Pending

This two-day course will be held in the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology lab and, as such, is very
limited in enrollment – please register early. Information covered in this session will include routine
inspection and maintenance of hydrants. It is intended to give operators in small communities the
information required to set up a basic preventative maintenance program.

No advance material will be sent as the instructor will distribute manuals in class. All students must wear
steel toe boots and bring work gloves to class.

PREREQUISITE
Candidates should be employed at a municipal facility

COURSE OUTLINE
 Hydrant theory
 Types, inspections and reports
 Flushing
 Dismantling and assembling
 Repair and trouble shooting
 Flow testing
 Installations
 Practical review

COST
$600 plus GST, payable upon application.

$450 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION
SESSION #1
May 30 & 31, 2011
NAIT, Main Campus, 11762- 106 Street, Edmonton

SESSION #2
June 2 & 3, 2011
NAIT, Main Campus, 11762- 106 Street, Edmonton

HOTEL
Chateau Louis, Edmonton - Reservations: 1-800-661-9843 (Refer to your confirmation notification for
special rates)
Best Western City Centre Inn, Edmonton – Reservations: 1-800-666-5026

PARKING
A map showing parking will be provided with your confirmation.

      STUDENTS MUST BRING STEEL TOE SAFETY BOOTS AND WORK GLOVES TO CLASS
                 Enrollment is limited to just 18 people- please register early


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JAR TESTING WORKSHOP                                                                             0.6 CEUs

This One Day Workshop will train the plant operator to:
     1. Understand what is going on in the coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation treatment units of
        the water treatment plant.
     2. Understand and perform a Jar Test.
     3. Develop a Jar Test worksheet and calculation sheet suited to their plant.

PREREQUISITES
None

COURSE OUTLINE
 The Jar Test and Plant Optimization
 Theory of Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation
 Calculations, Use of Available Glassware and Lab Instruments
 How to do a Complete and Minimum Jar Test
 Mathematics - Water Chemistry - pH, Alkalinity, Color and Turbidity
 Turbidity and Testing Reporting Requirements
 Coagulants and Coagulant Aids
 Hands on Conducting a Complete Jar Test - Determining the Optimum Dosage
 Alternative Coagulants to Alum
 Alternatives to Jar Testing for Coagulation Control

Those registered bring to class:
 A 5 gallon sample of RAW – untreated water and a 500ml container of coagulant and any coagulant aid
   currently in use.
 Dosages you are currently feeding in your plant as well as your current flow.
 Handheld NTU meters (if applicable)

COST
$220 plus GST, payable upon application.

$165 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION

SESSION #1               SESSION #2
June 8, 2011             June 9, 2011
NAIT - Edmonton          NAIT - Edmonton

PARKING
A map showing the parking zones will be provided with your confirmation.

HOTEL
Chateau Louis, Edmonton – Reservations: 1-800-661-661-9843
Best Western City Centre Inn, Edmonton – Reservations: 1-800-666-5026




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WATER METERS: Selection, Installation, Testing & Maintenance                                     1.0 CEUs

This workshop will discuss the rationale of water metering and its advantages to a municipality. Different
types of meters and their application, basic meter installation and troubleshooting will be discussed as well
as methods of remote registration focusing on radio frequency reading. Hands on testing and repair of 5/8”
meters and a tour of a large and small meter test facility. This course is taught by Norm Grexton, a former
NAIT instructor.

PREREQUISITE:
None

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Universal metering
 Types and selection of meters
 Meter installations and registering
 Hands on testing and repair
 A tour of a test facility

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon application.

$315 plus GST payable upon registration - if you work in a community with a population of less
than 5,000. Refer to Page 5 for more information and to determine if you qualify for this subsidy.
Check the AWWOA website to ensure this grant is still available.

DATES and LOCATION:
June 13 & 14, 2011
Edmonton - NAIT

June 16 & 17, 2011
Edmonton - NAIT

HOTEL INFORMATION
See page 2 and refer to your confirmation notification for special rates.

Chateau Louis, Reservations: 1-800-661-9843

Best Western City Centre Inn, 11310 – 109 Street, Edmonton, Reservations: 1-800-666-5026

PARKING
A map showing the parking zones will be provided with your confirmation.




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CORRESPONDENCE, HOME STUDY and ON-LINE COURSES

GENERAL INFORMATION

CORRESPONDENCE
These courses have been designed for those operators who cannot attend classroom sessions. Registrants
will receive a training manual/reference book/videos/DVDs and workbook with review lessons that must be
mailed back for marking. Certain items of course material must be returned. Applicants will be advised
which material is on loan and which they may keep. Once all the lessons have been completed, mailed in,
and marked, a date can be set up with the operator’s supervisor or designate to write the course completion
exam. This is arranged with the AWWOA training course registrar. Upon receiving a passing grade (70%),
the operator will be notified and a course completion certificate mailed.

A registrant must complete the correspondence course within one year of receiving the course material. To
apply for correspondence courses, please complete the registration form at the end of this brochure and
indicate that it is a correspondence course.


HOMESTUDY
Is designed for those operators who cannot attend classroom sessions. They have been developed for
operators of water and wastewater facilities. These courses are set up in a workbook/VHS or DVD format.
The home study registrant will view the VHS tape or DVD, read through a workbook review summary and
then complete a short quiz for the lesson. All lessons are personally marked by the operator. To receive
CEU credits for the home study course, an operator must pass a supervised course completion exam which
must be arranged through the AWWOA training course registrar. Please contact the registrar when
comfortable with the course material. Upon receiving a passing grade (70%), the operator will be notified
and a course completion certificate mailed.

Applications to register for home study courses are accepted all year. Registrants must complete the home
study course within one year of receiving the course material. To apply for home study courses, please
complete the registration form that is attached and indicate that it is a home study course. Use a different
form for each person registering.


ON-LINE TRAINING
Is designed for those operators who cannot attend classroom sessions. The AWWOA is pleased to
currently offer Entry Level Training, Level I, Level II, Small Water Systems, and Small Wastewater Systems
in this format. Registration, the manual and lessons in the course workbooks will all be handled through the
AWWOA website at http://www.awwoa.ab.ca/?object=298. Full instructions and support will be via
computer. Upon completion of this course, the student’s supervisor will be issued a password to proctor the
on-line exam for these courses. The student will be notified immediately of a passing grade (70%) and a
course completion certificate will be mailed accordingly.

Application to register for on-line courses are accepted all year. Students must complete the on-line course
within six months of registering. To register for on-line courses, please follow the instructions on the
AWWOA website, www.awwoa.ab.ca




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CORRESPONDENCE

ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING                                                                               1.2 CEUs

This ELT Correspondence Course meets the Alberta Environment training requirement for operators
becoming certified for the first time. The course covers basic aspects of the industry – it has not been
specifically developed to prepare an operator to write a certification exam. The AWWOA does offer
certification preparation courses that have been designed to assist in the writing of the Alberta Environment
exams- please see the description of these classroom and correspondence courses in this brochure.

When applying to Alberta Environment for certification, please indicate registration in this course, If all the
other requirements (education, experience) are met, the operator may be conditionally approved to write.
This Entry Level Training course must be successfully completed before an operator will be permitted to
write the certification exam.

Material for this course consists of a reference manual, a participant workbook with 7 mail-in review lessons
and a DVD. The DVD must be returned to the AWWOA office.

NOTE: Candidates have 6 weeks to return the DVDs and a maximum of one year from receipt of the Entry
Level Training materials to complete this course.


PREREQUISITE:
None required

COURSE OUTLINE:
Legislation: role of the operator, implications of non-compliance, applicable legislation, and AENV
certification requirements
Communication and Math skills: standard operating procedures, calculations, conversions, daily records
Water Treatment: equipment maintenance, drinking water processes/production, contamination risks
Wastewater Treatment: principles, stabilization ponds, mechanical plants, equipment maintenance
Safety & Security: emergency planning, hazards, safety procedures, protective equipment
Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection: systems, components, maintenance, blueprint reading

COST
$420 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard, and purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5



        This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 8) or On-Line (see page 43)




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CORRESPONDENCE
LEVEL I CERTIFICATION PREPARATION                                                                 5.0 CEUs

The AWWOA has developed this course for operators who are unable to attend the four-day classroom
course. It provides information necessary to properly operate a Class I system or facility and is designed as
preparation for the Level I certification exams. Once all lessons have been completed, returned for marking
and a student has passed the course completion exam (70%), a course completion certificate will be issued
by AWWOA.

Material for this course will consist of 2 reference manuals, the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water
Quality, a participant workbook with 9 mail-in review lessons, and a set of DVDs.

NOTE: Candidates have 6 weeks to return the DVDs and a maximum of one year from receipt of the Level I
materials to complete this course.


PREREQUISITE:
None

COURSE OUTLINE:
Introduction- legislation and municipal standards            Water treatment
Safety                                                       Water distribution
Basic technical skills                                       Wastewater collection
Support systems                                              Wastewater treatment
Administration

Completion of this course does NOT fulfill all certification requirements. Operators who wish to write the
certification exam MUST QUALIFY and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment prior to the advertised
deadline for their preferred exam date. Operators taking this Level I correspondence course must complete
the course AND the course completion exam TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the scheduled Alberta Environment
certification exam dates. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of the application for certification and
reapplication for another exam session. When applying to Alberta Environment for certification, please
indicate registration in this course. If all other requirements (education, experience) are met, the application
may be conditionally approved by AENV. This course must be successfully completed before an operator
will be permitted to write the certification exam.

COST:
$500 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard and purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




        This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 6) or On-line (see page 44)




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CORRESPONDENCE
LEVEL II CERTIFICATION PREPARATION                                                              3.0 CEUs

The AWWOA has developed this course for operators who are unable to attend the two-day classroom
course. Although Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection are briefly reviewed, the material in this
course covers mainly Water & Wastewater Treatment. This course provides the information necessary to
properly operate a Class II water or wastewater treatment system or facility but is intended as preparation
for Level II certification exams. If a candidate does not hold Level I certification, it is recommended that a
review be conducted of the Level I material prior to taking this course. Upon passing the course completion
exam, a course completion certificate will be issued by AWWOA.

Material for this course consists of a reference manual, a participant workbook with 4 mail-in review
lessons, and 2 DVDs. These DVDs must be returned to training course registrar.

NOTE: Candidates have 6 weeks to return the DVDs and a maximum of one year from receipt of the Level
II materials to complete this course.

PREREQUISITE:
The candidate should hold a Level I Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Certificate and should be working
in a Level II or higher facility.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Support systems
Water treatment
Wastewater treatment

Completion of this course does NOT fulfill all certification requirements. ALL candidates for certification
exams must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment for the exams prior to the advertised
deadline for their preferred exam date.

COST:
$440 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard and purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




        This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 11) or On-line (see page 45)




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CORRESPONDENCE
MATHEMATICS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE                                                                9.0 CEUs

This course covers the basic mathematics skills required by a water or wastewater operator. It also gives
practical experience in the application of this math to water and wastewater problems. This course will be of
interest to operators who have difficulty with math or those who wish to upgrade their skills. Once a
registrant has completed all of the mail in lessons, a supervised course completion exam can be arranged.
If this is passed (70%), a course completion certificate will be mailed.

Registrants have a maximum of one year from receipt of the material to complete this course.

Material for this course will consist of a reference manual, participant workbook/review lessons and 10 mail-
in lessons.

PREREQUISITE:
None

COURSE OUTLINE:
 Whole numbers, fractions, decimals
 Basic mathematics
 Area, volume, ratios, metric units
 Use of calculators
 Problem solving
 Water treatment calculations
 Water distribution calculations
 Wastewater collection calculations
 Wastewater treatment calculations
 Everyday use of math

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard or purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

A course completion exam may be sent to a supervisor once all 10 lessons have been completed and
marked. Pass mark for the final exam is 70%.




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CORRESPONDENCE
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATIONS                                                                15.0 CEUs

This updated correspondence course covers the practical aspects of operating a water treatment plant,
including coagulation, sedimentation, U.V. disinfection, and rapid sand and membrane filtration. It has been
designed to keep the content pertinent to on-the-job operations. Once an operator has completed all of the
mail in lessons and had them marked, a supervised course completion exam can be arranged. If this is
passed (70%), a course completion certificate will be mailed. Please note that this is an in-depth course and
an operator must be prepared to commit significant time to complete it successfully.

Registrants have one year from receipt of the material to complete this course.

Material for this course will consist of a reference manual, participant workbook/review lessons and 15 mail-
in lessons.

PREREQUISITE
Candidates should be employed by a municipality and actively working in a water treatment plant.
Operators MUST have access to a plant that uses coagulation, sedimentation, and filtration to register for
this course – some testing equipment is required.

COURSE OUTLINE:
  Facets of water supply                Sedimentation basics
  Chemistry & water quality             Filtration alternatives
  Bacteria and algae                    Corrosion control
  The physical plant                    Chlorination
  Pumping rates                         Safety
  Chemical feeders                      Ph and alkalinity
  Coagulation                           Disinfection of water

COST:
$475 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard and purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

A course completion exam may be sent to a supervisor once all 15 lessons have been completed and
marked. Pass mark is for the final exam is 70%.




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HOME STUDY
SMALL WATER SYSTEM OPERATIONS                                                                   0.6 CEUs

This course is designed to assist operators with the operation and maintenance of small water treatment
and water distribution systems. It may also be useful for preparation for the Small Water Systems
Certification Exam. It is an introductory course designed for operators employed in municipalities up to 500
population. Operators in large municipalities may not find this course completely relevant to their duties.
Upon completion of the course, a supervised course completion exam can be arranged by notifying the
AWWOA registrar. Upon passing this exam (70%), a course completion certificate will be issued by
AWWOA.

Material for this course consists of a reference manual, participant workbook/review lessons and a DVD.

NOTE: Candidates have 6 weeks to return the DVD and one year from receipt of the materials to complete
this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be employed or commencing employment at a municipal facility

Completion of this course is only part of the prerequisite for small water systems certification. Applicants
who wish to write the certification exam must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment prior to the
advertised deadline for their preferred exam date.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Characteristics of ground water                            Well pumps and maintenance
Disinfection/ public health                                Pressure filters
Iron removal/sequestering                                  Water production and storage
Reservoirs                                                 Pipe installation and maintenance
Distribution system maintenance

COST:
$260 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard and purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.


CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




       This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 26) or On-line (see page 41)



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HOME STUDY
SMALL WASTEWATER SYSTEM OPERATIONS                                                               0.6 CEUs

This course is designed to assist the operator with the operation and maintenance of small wastewater
collection and lagoon systems. It may also be useful in preparation for the Small Wastewater Systems
Certification Exam. It is an introductory course intended for operators employed in municipalities up to 500
population. Operators in large municipalities may not find this course completely relevant to their duties.
Upon completion of this course, a supervised course exam can be arranged by notifying the AWWOA
registrar. Upon passing this review exam (70%), a course completion certificate will be issued by AWWOA.

Completion of this course does NOT fulfill certification requirements. ALL candidates for certification exams
must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment for the exams prior to the advertised deadline for
their preferred exam date.

Material for this course consists of a reference manual, participant workbook/review lessons and a DVD.

NOTE: Candidates have 6 weeks to return the DVD and one year from receipt of the materials to complete
this course.


PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be employed or commencing employment in a municipal facility.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Wastewater collection systems                              Lift stations
Testing – reporting                                        Collection systems maintenance
Wastewater lagoon systems                                  Lagoon maintenance/operation

COST:
$260 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard or purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




       This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 27) or On-Line (see page 42)



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HOME STUDY
PUMPS: THEORY, OPERATION and MAINTENANCE                                                            3.0 CEUs

This is a detailed home study course covering the theory and practical operation of pumps. It is intended to
increase the operator’s knowledge of pumps and their maintenance and repair. Upon completion of this
course, a supervised course exam can be arranged. Upon passing of this review exam, a course
completion certificate will be issued by AWWOA.

Material for this course consists of a participant workbook/review lessons and a reference manual with 5
DVDs. The manual and DVDs must be returned to the training course registrar.

Note: Candidates have approximately four weeks after receiving the course material to complete this
course

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be employed at a municipal facility.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Centrifugal pump theory                                      Pump types
Nomenclature                                                 Component replacement
Packing selection and replacement                            Mechanical Seal Selection, replacement
Roller and ball bearings                                     Lubrication
Lineshaft turbines                                           Special pumping units
Operating and troubleshooting                                Pump curves

COST:
$420 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard or purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.




         Should this course not be returned in its original condition, a fee of $500.00 will be levied.

           This is a very popular course – please anticipate a brief waiting period before delivery.




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ON-LINE TRAINING
SMALL WATER SYSTEM OPERATIONS                                                                      0.6 CEUs

This On-Line course is designed to assist operators with the operation and maintenance of small water
treatment and water distribution systems. It may also be useful for preparation for the Small Water Systems
Certification Exam. It is an introductory course designed for operators employed in municipalities up to 500
population. Operators in large municipalities may not find this course completely relevant to their duties.

Registration is handled via the AWWOA website please follow the links and the instructions given. This is a
secure site and credit card payments will be processed at the AWWOA office with receipts sent out from
there.

Students will follow the course outline to review the study course material and will answer a unit quiz before
proceeding to the next module. Scheduled On-line interaction with the trainer as well as e-mail will be
available for any questions (a viewable timetable resides within the on-line training site). All quiz questions
are automatically self-marked. Once a student is comfortable with the material and has completed all
quizzes, a proctor must be identified (department head, CAO, supervisor) to oversee the final course exam.
That person will be issued a password allowing that individual to open the exam and the student will then
proceed. The final exam follows the same quiz format and is also automatically marked. Signing out during
the final exam will not be allowed. If this happens, the proctor will need to be reassigned a new password
and the student will need to restart from the beginning of the exam. Note: The final exam will not be
available until course payment is received. Marks will be forwarded to the AWWOA office and a course
completion certificate will be sent via regular mail if a 70% mark is achieved.

Completion of this course is only part of the prerequisite for small water systems certification. Applicants
who wish to write the certification exam must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment prior to the
advertised deadline for their preferred exam date.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be employed or commencing employment at a municipal facility

COURSE OUTLINE:
Characteristics of ground water                             Well pumps and maintenance
Disinfection/ public health                                 Pressure filters
Iron removal/sequestering                                   Water production and storage
Reservoirs                                                  Pipe installation and maintenance
Distribution system maintenance

COST:
$260 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard and purchase orders accepted on-line. Please
make cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




 This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 26) or Home Study Course (see page 38)




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ON-LINE TRAINING
SMALL WASTEWATER SYSTEMS                                                                           0.6 CEUs

This new, On-Line course is designed to assist operators with the operation and maintenance of small
wastewater collection and lagoon systems. It may also be useful for preparation for the Small Wastewater
Systems Certification Exam. It is an introductory course designed for operators employed in municipalities
up to 500 population. Operators in large municipalities may not find this course completely relevant to their
duties.

Registration is handled via the AWWOA website, please follow the links and the instructions given. This is a
secure site and credit card payments will be processed at the AWWOA office with receipts sent out from
there.

Students will follow the course outline to review the study course material and will answer a unit quiz before
proceeding to the next module. Scheduled On-line interaction with the trainer as well as e-mail will be
available for any questions (a viewable timetable resides within the on-line training site). All quiz questions
are automatically self-marked. Once a student is comfortable with the material and has completed all
quizzes, a proctor must be identified (department head, CAO, supervisor) to oversee the final course exam.
That person will be given a password allowing that individual to open the exam and the student will then
proceed. The final exam follows the same quiz format and is also automatically marked. Signing out during
the final exam will not be allowed. If this happens, the proctor will need to be reassigned a new password
and the student will need to restart from the beginning of the exam. Note: The final exam will not be
available until course payment is received. Marks will be forwarded to the AWWOA office and a course
completion certificate will be sent via regular mail if a 70% mark is achieved.

Completion of this course is only part of the prerequisite for small wastewater systems certification.
Applicants who wish to write the certification exam must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment
prior to the advertised deadline for their preferred exam date.

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should be employed or commencing employment in a municipal facility.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Wastewater collection systems                               Lift stations
Testing – reporting                                         Collection systems maintenance
Wastewater lagoon systems                                   Lagoon maintenance/operation

COST:
$260 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard or purchase orders accepted on-line. Please
make cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




 This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 27) or Home Study Course (see page 39)




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ON-LINE TRAINING
ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING                                                                               1.2 CEUs

This course meets the Alberta Environment training requirement for operators becoming certified for the first
time. This training covers basic aspects of the industry - it has not been specifically developed to prepare an
operator to write a certification exam. The AWWOA does offer certification preparation courses that have
been specifically designed to aid in the writing of the Alberta Environment certification exams. Please see
the description of these classroom and correspondence courses in this brochure.

When applying to AENV for certification, please indicate registration in this course. If all the other
requirements (education, experience) are met, the operator may be conditionally approved to write. The
Entry Level Training course must be successfully completed before an operator will be permitted to write the
certification exam.

PREREQUISITE
None

COURSE OUTLINE
 Legislation: Role of the operator, implications of non-compliance, applicable laws, and Alberta
  Environment’s certification requirements
 Communication & Math skills: Standard operating procedures, calculations, conversions, daily records
 Water Treatment: Equipment maintenance, drinking water processes/production, contamination risks
 Wastewater Treatment: Principles, stabilization ponds, mechanical plants, equipment maintenance
 Safety & Security: Emergency planning, hazards, safety procedures, protective equipment
 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection: Systems, components, maintenance, blueprint reading

COST
$420 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard and purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




  This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 8) or by Correspondence (see page 33)


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ONLINE TRAINING
LEVEL I CERTIFICATION PREPARATION                                                                   5.0 CEUs

This course will provide information necessary to properly operate any Class I system or facility. It is also
intended as preparation for the Level I Certification exams. Completion of this course does not fulfill
certification requirements.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Introduction- legislation and municipal standards            Water treatment
Safety                                                       Water distribution
Basic technical skills                                       Wastewater collection
Support systems                                              Wastewater treatment
Administration

COST:
$500 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard or purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.

NOTE: Applicants who wish to write their certification exam must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta
Environment for certification prior to the advertised deadline for their preferred exam date. Information on
certification may be obtained by calling Alberta Environment at (780) 427-7713, fax: 427-5204 or e-mail:
wasteandwater.certification@gov.ab.ca. Please see the exam schedule and contact AENV for an
application for certification well in advance of the deadlines. When applying for certification, please indicate
registration in the Level I course. If all other requirements for certification (education, experience) are met,
an operator may be conditionally approved by Alberta Environment to write the certification exam.

CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES and LOCATIONS: See Page 5




  This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 6) or by Correspondence (see page 34)




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ONLINE TRAINING
LEVEL II WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT CERTIFICATION PREPARATION 3.0 CEUs

This course will provide the information necessary for an operator to operate a Class II water or wastewater
treatment facility, as well as prepare for the Alberta Environment Level II water or wastewater treatment
certification exams. Although Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection are briefly reviewed, the
material in this course covers mainly Water & Wastewater Treatment.

Note: All candidates for certification exams must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment for the
exams prior to the advertised deadline for their preferred exam date. Further information on certification
may be obtained by calling Alberta Environment at (780) 427-7713, fax: 427-5204 or e-mail at
wasteandwater.certification@gov.ab.ca

PREREQUISITE:
Candidates should hold a Level I Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Certification. If an operator does not
hold Level I certification, it is recommended that the candidate review the Level I material prior to attending
this course.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Support systems
Water treatment
Wastewater treatment

Completion of this course does NOT fulfill all certification requirements. ALL candidates for certification
exams must qualify and MUST APPLY to Alberta Environment for the exams prior to the advertised
deadline for their preferred exam date.

COST:
$440 plus GST, payable upon application. VISA, MasterCard or purchase orders accepted. Please make
cheques payable to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.




 This course is also available as a Classroom Course (see page 11) or by Correspondence (see page 35)

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OTHER WATER and WASTEWATER TRAINING COURSES in ALBERTA

NAIT offers a full time municipal water and wastewater operator-training program from January to
December each year. They also provide a Distance Delivery Program that is available to students through
use of correspondence course material, audiovisual packages, telephone tutorials, and some on-campus
laboratory work. The following courses are offered:

Program Outline
        Water Distribution I
        Water Treatment I
        Wastewater Collection Systems
        Wastewater Treatment I
        Science and Electricity
        Hydraulics and Blueprint Reading
        Water Treatment Laboratory Analysis I
        Wastewater Treatment Laboratory Analysis I
        Computer Software Applications
        Water Distribution II
        Water Treatment II
        Support Systems
        Wastewater Treatment II
        Introduction to Work Experience
        Work Experience On Site
        Introduction to Process Control
        Wastewater Collection Systems
        Water Treatment Laboratory Analysis II
        Wastewater Treatment Laboratory Analysis II
        Wastewater Collection Systems II

For registration forms and additional information on the above courses, please contact:

                                 NAIT
                                 Office of the Registrar
                                 Suite 1000, 11762 – 106 Street
                                 Edmonton, Alta. T5G 3H1

For information on the Training Bursaries offered by AWWOA that may be available for the above training,
please see our web site at http://www.awwoa.ab.ca/?object=318




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                                Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association
                          2010-2011 TRAINING COURSE REGISTRATION
                              PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM FOR BANFF SEMINAR

This form is also available on-line: http://www.awwoa.ab.ca/
Use a separate form for each person registering for a course.

NAME:                                                              COMMUNITY:
                                                                   EMPLOYER:

 BILLING ADDRESS (and address where credit card                    COURSE MATERIAL SHOULD BE SENT to THIS
         payment copies should be sent)                            ADDRESS (if different from billing address)


Address                                                            Address

City                             Province    Postal Code           City                               Province    Postal Code

Business phone: (         )                                        Other contact phone: (         )


                             Students will be contacted to confirm receipt of this registration.
               It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that registrations are received at the AWWOA office

E-mail:                                                            Fax #: (         )
          ** Please provide email **

NAME OF COURSE                               INDICATE: DATE OF COURSE                                        =
                                             or
                                             HOMESTUDY/CORRESPONDENCE
                                             (on-line courses register on-line)         COST       + GST            TOTAL




AWWOA GST# R127035400                                                                                 TOTAL:

                                 Please complete this form and FAX (780) 454-7758.

                             PAYMENT IS DUE UPON REGISTRATION FOR A COURSE.
                                       Mail Cheques to the AWWOA OFFICE at:
          Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association, 11810 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5G 0X5.
                                  Toll Free: 1-877-454-7745 or local (780) 454-7745


                       VISA and MasterCard Payment Form (Sorry AMEX not accepted)

NAME:                                                   CARD # __________ __________              __________     __________
(as it appears on the card)
EXPIRY DATE ___________                AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE

If using a Purchase Order number, please indicate: #                              Please see over for other information.


FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:            Paid by VISA _________            AWWOA Invoice #
Date Registration Received:                                                                        Faxed
                                       M/C _________
                                       P/O _________
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 Communities with populations under 5,000, which qualify for the Classroom Course 25% subsidy (see page 5)
 Acadia                           Delia                            Kikino Metis Sett.             Sandy Beach
 Acme                             Dene Tha' First Nation           Killam                         Sawridge First Nation
 Alberta Beach                    Derwent                          Kinuso                         Seba Beach
 Alexander First Nation           Dewberry                         Kitscoty                       Sedgewick
 Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation       Didsbury                         Lamont                         Sexsmith
 Alix                             Donalda                          Legal                          Siksika Nation
 Alliance                         Donnelly                         Lesser Slave River             Silver Sands
 Amisk                            Driftpile First Nation           Linden                         Smoky Lake
 Andrew                           Duchess                          Little Red River Cree Nation   Smoky River
 Arrowwood                        Duncan's First Nation            Lomond                         South View
 Athabasca                        East Prairie Metis Sett.         Longview                       Special Areas Board
 Banff                            Eckville                         Loon River Cree Nation         Spirit River
 Barnwell                         Edberg                           Lougheed                       Spring Lake
 Barons                           Edgerton                         Louis Bull Tribe               Standard
 Barrhead                         Elizabeth Metis Sett.            Lubicon Lk Band                Starland County
 Bashaw                           Elk Point                        Magrath                        Stavely
 Bassano                          Elnora                           Ma-Me-O Beach                  Stirling
 Bawlf                            Empress                          Manning                        Stoney (Bearspaw) Band
 Beaver First Nation              Enoch Cree Nation                Mannville                      Stoney (Chiniki) Band
 Beaver Lake Cree Nation          Ermineskin Tribe                 Marwayne                       Stoney (Wesley) Band
 Beaverlodge                      Fairview                         Mayerthorpe                    Strome
 Beiseker                         Falher                           Mclennan                       Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
 Bentley                          Ferintosh                        Mewatha Beach                  Sucker Creek First Nation
 Berwyn                           Fishing Lake Metis Sett.         Mikisew Cree First Nation      Sunbreaker Cove
 Big Lakes                        Flagstaff County                 Milk River                     Sunchild First Nation
 Big Valley                       Foremost                         Millet                         Sundance Beach
 Bighorn                          Forestburg                       Milo                           Sundre
 Bigstone Cree Nation             Fort Macleod                     Montana First Nation           Sunrise Beach
 Birch Hills County               Fort Mckay First Nation          Morrin                         Sunset Beach and Point
 Birchcliff                       Fort McMurray 468 First Nation   Mundare                        Swan Hills
 Bittern Lake                     Forty Mile                       Munson                         Swan River First Nation
 Black Diamond                    Fox Creek                        Myrnam                         Tallcree First Nation
 Blackfalds                       Frog Lake First Nation           Nakamun Park                   Thorhild
 Bon Accord                       Galahad                          Nampa                          Thorsby
 Bondiss                          Ghost Lake                       Nanton                         Three Hills
 Bonnyville Beach                 Gibbons                          New Norway                     Tilley
 Botha                            Gift Lake Metis Sett.            New Sarepta                    Tofield
 Bow Island                       Girouxville                      Nobleford                      Trochu
 Bowden                           Glendon                          Norglenwold                    Tsuu T'ina Nation
 Boyle                            Glenwood                         Northern Lights                Turner Valley
 Breton                           Golden Days                      Northern Sunrise               Two Hills
 Bruderheim                       Grande Cache                     O'Chiese First Nation          Val Quentin
 Buffalo Lake Metis Sett.         Grandview                        Onoway                         Valleyview
 Calmar                           Granum                           Opportunity No. 17             Vauxhall
 Carbon                           Grimshaw                         Oyen                           Vermilion
 Cardston                         Gull Lake                        Paddle Prairie Metis Sett.     Veteran
 Carmangay                        Halkirk                          Paintearth No. 18              Viking
 Caroline                         Hanna                            Paradise Valley                Vilna
 Carstairs                        Hardisty                         Parkland Beach                 Vulcan
 Castor                           Hay Lakes                        Paul First Nation              Wabamun
 Cereal                           Heart Lake First Nation          Peace No. 135                  Wainwright
 Champion                         Heisler                          Peavine Metis Sett.            Waiparous
 Chauvin                          High Level                       Pelican Narrows                Warburg
 Chipewyan Prairie First Nation   High Prairie                     Penhold                        Warner
 Chipman                          Hill Spring                      Picture Butte                  Waskatenau
 Claresholm                       Hines Creek                      Piikani Nation                 Wembley
 Clear Hills County               Holden                           Pincher Creek                  West Baptiste
 Clive                            Horse Lake First Nation          Poplar Bay                     West Cove
 Clyde                            Horseshoe Bay                    Provost                        Westlock
 Coalhurst                        Hughenden                        Rainbow Lake                   Whispering Hills
 Cold Lake First Nations          Hussar                           Ranchland Raymond              White Sands
 Consort                          Hythe                            Redwater                       Whitefish Lake First Nation
 Coronation                       Innisfree                        Redwood Meadows                Waterton
 Coutts                           Irma                             Rimbey                         Willingdon
 Cowley                           Irricana                         Rockyford                      Woodland Cree First Nation
 Cremona                          Island Lake                      Rosalind                       Wood Buffalo
 Crossfield                       Jarvis Bay                       Rosemary                       Woodlands County
 Crystal Springs                  Jasper                           Ross Haven                     Yellowstone
 Czar                             Kananaskis                       Rycroft                        Youngstown
 Daysland                         Kapawe'no First Nation           Ryley
 Delburne                         Kehewin Cree Nation              Saddle Hills County



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                       2011 BANFF OPERATORS’ SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM
                                            (USE ONE FORM PER PERSON)

This form is also available on-line: http://www.awwoa.ab.ca/

NAME:                                                   COMMUNITY
(As you wish it to appear on your name badge)                          (Or employer)

BILLING ADDRESS                                         PHONE: (          )

                                                        FAX: (        )
                                       Postal Code
EMAIL:

                   (ALL membership inquiries: please call Western Canada Water 1-877-283-2003)

Member, membership #                                 $ __________ $265 DOES NOT include banquet ticket

Non Member                                           $ __________ $315 DOES NOT include banquet ticket

Single Day                                           $ __________ $150 DOES NOT include banquet ticket
     Please indicate which day attending

Guest Program (if applicable)                        $ _________ $100 DOES NOT include a banquet ticket

                                Guest’s Name for Guest Program ONLY

Display viewing (Mon.& Tues) NO Seminar              $ __________ $150 includes Tuesday lunch

Banquet Tickets for delegates/guests                 $ _________ $65 Banquet Ticket

                                Sub total            $ __________

                        ADD 5% GST                   $ _________ GST registration # 127035400

                                TOTAL                $ __________ Paying by P.O.? # ___________________



FOR OFFICE USE:                                  CONFIRMATION
                     Paid by                     You are confirmed as a pre-registered delegate. Pick up your
AWWOA                                            registration package at the pre-registered table in the Banff Park
Invoice #            VISA                     Lodge Lobby.
   Binder           M/C
                                                Confirmed:
    Database          P.O
   Faxed            Cheque # ___________                        Contact the AWWOA Office (877) 454-7745
   Name Tag                                                      if you do not receive a copy of this back!
   Envelope

     PAYMENT: Please complete and FAX to (780) 454-7748 if paying with Purchase Order, VISA or MasterCard
                         Please complete and attach payment if paying by cheque
                            AWWOA, 11810 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5

If paying by VISA or MasterCard: Card # ________ ________ ________ ________                 Expiry _____ /_____

Name as it appears on Card: _______________________________ Signature _______________________________

Registrations must be received by March 1/11 or they will be processed at the AWWOA registration desk at the hotel,
               No refunds will be given for cancellations received 14 days prior to the Banff Seminar.

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For further information on training courses, please contact:

Cathie Monson, AWWOA Training Program Coordinator
Toll Free:        1-877-454-7745
Local Calls:      (780) 454-7745
Fax:              (780) 454-7748
E-mail:           awwoa@telus.net

Laura Selcho, AWWOA Course Registrar
Toll Free:        1-877-454-7745
Local Calls:      (780) 454-7745
Fax:              (780) 454-7758
E-mail:           awwoa2@telus.net

Del Morrison, AWWOA Executive Director
Toll Free:        1-877-454-7745
Local Calls:      (780) 454-7745
Fax:              (780) 451-6451
E-mail:           awwoa1@telus.net

AWWOA Web Site: www.awwoa.ab.ca

For information on operator certification, please call
Alberta Environment:
Phone:                (780) 427-7713
Fax:                  (780) 427-5204
E-mail:               wasteandwater.certification@gov.ab.ca




REFUND POLICY
A service charge of $75 will be levied for cancellation notice received more than 30 days from the course
date and a partial refund will be forwarded. Where less than 30 days notice is given, NO REFUND will be
allowed. Substitution of registrants may be accepted if they meet course requirements.

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
A confirmation of received application, further information and pre-course instructions
will be faxed or emailed when your registration has been processed.

RE-ISSUANCE OF COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATS
Please keep your course completion certificates in a secure location, as due to the time involved in verifying
attendance and processing, the cost of each certificate that you require AWWOA to re-issue is $20.00 + gst.


    Please use a SEPARATE APPLICATION FORM or COPY of the APPLICATION FORM for each person
        registering. A cheque or an INDICATION of PAYMENT must ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION
                               - VISA, MasterCard or purchase order number

                                      AWWOA GST # is R127035400




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NOTE:

If you wish to continue receiving this program, please fill out your request on-line at
www.awwoa.ab.ca/trainingbooklet
otherwise you will only receive the calendar next year.

This will be the last year that registrations will be handled by fax, all future registrations for
training and the Banff Seminar will be handled on-line through the AWWOA web site




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