Water and Wastewater

  • Courses Include:
    • Logbooks, Certification and AWQI/Spills Reporting in Ontario
    • Math Tools – 1-1 Fraction Decimals & Percentages
    • Math Tools – 1-3 Conversions & Dimensional Analysis
    • Math Tools – 1-5 Scales, Graphs and Intro to Algebra
    • Spills in Canada

Online Water and Wastewater Courses

The Director Approved Water and Wastewater Online Courses are ideally suited for individuals working in the industry including operators, suppliers and those seeking to obtain or maintain provincial certification. These courses are also beneficial for individuals who are interested in starting a career in this sector.

Students who successfully complete each course will receive a Certificate of Course Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Why take this training?

  • Provides a solid knowledge base for the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems
  • All courses are Director Approved and will prepare operators to write Provincial Certification Exams and obtain CEUs
  • Provides a solid foundation for operators to receive training in advanced topics
  • It is delivered completely online so you can continue to work during the day and connect with your instructors and courses from home or your place of work.
All online courses provide:
  • On demand training available 24/7
  • Self-paced learning
  • Director Approved (Ontario)
  • Admin Reports for multi enrolments
  • Auto Certificate upon course completion
  • 12 month course access
  • Unit quizzes
  • Resource Tab
  • Progress Reporting
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
  • Ask Your Trainer – send questions instantly and receive answers from Subject Matter Expert
  • Course Manuals (PDF or hard copy)
  • Obtain CEUs without hefty travel and expenses
Course Titles:
  • Logbooks, Certification and AWQI/Spills Reporting in Ontario
  • Math Tools – 1-1 Fraction Decimals & Percentages
  • Math Tools – 1-3 Conversions & Dimensional Analysis
  • Math Tools – 1-5 Scales, Graphs and Intro to Algebra
  • Spills In Canada

Logbooks, Certification and AWQI/Spills Reporting in Ontario

In this 7hr / 7CEU course, we’ll introduce the attendee to the regulatory framework that governs Drinking Water and Wastewater in Ontario. Using interactive lectures, in-lecture skills practice and intelligent quizzing, the student will gain an in depth understanding of their responsibilities for certification and logbooks and gain confidence in reporting AWQI’s and Spills in Ontario.

Covered in this course:

  • Regulatory Overview How to read law for the layman
  • Definition of Due Diligence
  • Overview of the Multi Barrier Philosophy
  • Review of pertinent section of the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Logbook provisions within regulation 280/03 and 129/03
  • Review a Logbook template – incl. documents provided for facility use.
  • Certification – differences and similarities in Drinking Water and Wastewater
  • Certification guidance via MOE guidance manuals – incl. in course manual
  • Ontario Environmental Protection Act in relation to spills
  • Regulation 675/98 – Spills Classification Regulation 170/03 – Schedules 16 & 17 in relation to Adverse Water
  • AWQI forms

This course is completely on-line and at the pace of the attendee. Using in-presentation exercises and intelligent quizzing, the student can gain complete mastery of the topic and view unit presentations multiple times, extra reading is provided if the student wants to extend their learning. Unit quizzes must be passed in order to move to the next topic and can be attempted as many times as necessary, they will be different every time and provide feedback to incorrect responses. The Certificate of Completion is instantly and automatically provided upon completion. PDF manual is included in course fee, print manual extra.

Audience: Drinking Water Treatment & Distribution and Wastewater Treatment & Collection. Large Municipal Residential Drinking Water and Municipal Wastewater Systems.

If taking this course for Wastewater and Director Approved CEU’s are not required, we can remove the AWQI reporting Unit for your group upon request.

Director Approved – 0.7 CEU’s

Math Tools – 1-1 Fraction Decimals & Percentages

This course is part of our industrial math series which provides a vehicle for learning both fundamental and applied mathematical skills needed in the industrial workplace. This is not your high school or college math course, quick, to the point with no confusing fluff or waste of time fillers.

Unfortunately, many operations personnel struggle with the fundamental basics of mathematics. This difficulty can stagnate a promising career, decrease the confidence of an otherwise competent operator, restrict an operators ability to achieve success in industry exams, create stress and most importantly lead to costly and life threatening mistakes.

Math Tools 1-1 is the first in the series of industrial / operational Math Tools. We begin to build or refresh skills needed for a solid foundation required in today’s operating environment. The topics of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages are all interrelated and knowing one can easily give you the information needed to calculate the others. In this course we teach and refresh these fundamental skills and begin working on giving you the confidence to be a superior operator.

This course is completely on-line and at the pace of the attendee. Using in-presentation exercises and intelligent quizzing, the student can gain complete mastery of the topic and view unit presentations multiple times, extra activities are provided if the student wants to extend their learning. Unit quizzes must be passed in order to move to the next topic and can be attempted as many times as necessary, they will be different every time and provide feedback to incorrect responses. The Certificate of Completion is instantly and automatically provided upon completion.

Audience: Industrial Workers and Water & Wastewater personnel in need of Fundamental Math Skill refresher.

Director Approved – 0.3 CEU’s

Math Tools – 1-3 Conversions & Dimensional Analysis

This course is part of our industrial math series which provides a vehicle for learning both fundamental and applied mathematical skills needed in the industrial workplace. This is not your high school or college math course, quick, to the point with no confusing fluff or waste of time fillers.

Unfortunately, many operations personnel struggle with the fundamental basics of mathematics. This difficulty can stagnate a promising career, decrease the confidence of an otherwise competent operator, restrict an operators ability to achieve success in industry exams, create stress and most importantly lead to costly and life threatening mistakes.

In Math Tools 1-3 we continue to build or refresh skills needed for a solid foundation required in today’s operating environment. Being able to convert from metric to Imperial, imperial to imperial and metric to metric is fundamental needed by the operator. We not review this skill extensively, but we will also learn the operators greatest math trick, Dimensional Analysis. In this course we teach and refresh these fundamental skills and begin working on giving you the confidence to be a superior operator.

This course is completely on-line and at the pace of the attendee. Using in-presentation exercises and intelligent quizzing, the student can gain complete mastery of the topic and view unit presentations multiple times, extra activities are provided if the student wants to extend their learning. Unit quizzes must be passed in order to move to the next topic and can be attempted as many times as necessary, they will be different every time and provide feedback to incorrect responses. The Certificate of Completion is instantly and automatically provided upon completion.

Audience: Industrial Workers and Water & Wastewater personnel in need of Fundamental Math Skill refresher.

Director Approved – 0.3 CEU’s

Math Tools – 1-5 Scales, Graphs and Intro to Algebra

This course is part of our industrial math series which provides a vehicle for learning both fundamental and applied mathematical skills needed in the industrial workplace. This is not your high school or college math course, quick, to the point with no confusing fluff or waste of time fillers.

Unfortunately, many operations personnel struggle with the fundamental basics of mathematics. This difficulty can stagnate a promising career, decrease the confidence of an otherwise competent operator, restrict an operator’s ability to achieve success in industry exams, create stress and most importantly lead to costly and life threatening mistakes.

In Math Tools 1-5 we wrap up the Fundamental Math Series with our last subjects of Scales and Graphs and demonstrate how to use what we’ve learned with algebra. We use water and wastewater example equations to demonstrate algebra in a simple step by step manner. We’ll tackle flow, dosage and velocity, liquid concentration changes and dilution, given the area of a circle, we work out its diameter and we develop an equation for Degrees Celsius given the equation for Fahrenheit.

This course is completely on-line and at the pace of the attendee. Using in-presentation exercises and intelligent quizzing, the student can gain complete mastery of the topic and view unit presentations multiple times, extra activities are provided if the student wants to extend their learning. Unit quizzes must be passed in order to move to the next topic and can be attempted as many times as necessary, they will be different every time and provide feedback to incorrect responses. The Certificate of Completion is instantly and automatically provided upon completion.

Audience: Industrial Workers and Water & Wastewater personnel in need of Fundamental Math Skill refresher.

Director Approved – 0.3 CEU’s

SPILLS IN CANADA

Enrol your operators in the new Spills in Canada online training course, specifically targeted for Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution Operators: Wastewater Treatment and Collection Operators; and Industrial Supervisors and Managers. Workers who handle fuels or chemicals or anyone who may find themselves in a spill situation in Canada will also benefit immensely from the course.

The objective of this course is to increase your awareness of spill situations, arm you with
knowledge on how to respond and report and demystify the legal requirements for Spills in
Canada. Great for Due Diligence records!

The 6.5 hour course covers the physical response and reporting requirements for Spills in
Canada. The attendee will be introduced to various spill equipment, tools and supplies. A review
of the need to have a spills plan and become familiar with common responses in many spill
situations will be covered. The course focuses on: Wastewater Spills, Small Hydrocarbon Spills on Land/Water, Gaseous and Laboratory Spills. Also, federal and provincial/territorial spill reporting requirements and a review of each provinces spills legislation will be included.

The course is available in a new enhanced format, streamed in widescreen. The course is richer
and more intuitive allowing more knowledgeable students to proceed at a quicker pace while
providing in-depth instruction to those less knowledgeable. Navigation is enhanced with the ability
to easily navigate to previous pages and slides. Great for researching answers to in-presentation
quiz practice questions. Additional reading and resources are provided if a student wishes to further their learning. All Unit Quizzes must be passed prior to advancing to the next topic. Quizzes can be attempted multiple times as necessary as the questions will change on every attempt. The Certificate of Completion is instantly and automatically provided upon completion.

The course contains three comprehensive units and covers the following topics:

UNIT 1

  • Course Introduction
  • Examples of Fines Across Canada
  • Spills Preparedness
  • Contingency Planning and SOP’s
  • What Should your Plan Have
  • Example – Spills Plan
  • The 5 W’s of Reporting
  • The 10 Step Spills Response and Reporting SOP
  • Practice Quiz Questions throughout


UNIT 2

  • Spill Response Supplies and Spill Kits
  • Types, Sizes and General Content of Spill Kits
  • Pads, Socks and Pillow
  • Sorbents Explained – AD vs Absorbent
  • Barriers
  • Flow Blockers
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Building a Spill Kit
  • Practice Quiz Questions throughout
  • Units 1 and 2 Quiz


UNIT 3

  • The Physical Spill Response
  • Sewage Spills
  • Petroleum (<100L): Water and Land spills
  • Gaseous Spills
  • Laboratory: Biological and Acid/Base Spills
  • Clean up and Disposal
  • SDS and WHMIS
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Classification System
  • National Regulatory Reporting
  • Final Quiz based on all units (1 – 3)


Director Approved – Ontario: (0.6 CEU’s)
Regular Approved – BC: 0.6 (CEU’s)
Regular Approved – Nova Scotia: (0.7 CEU’s)
Regular Approved – Alberta (0.5 CEU’s)
Regular Approved – Saskatchewan (0.7 CUE’s)