State Certification Information | California Specialized Training

State Certification Information | California Specialized Training

In California there are specific approved courses called Specialized Training Courses that are required to upgrade your license.

In this post, we’ll answer the following questions:

  • What is a Specialized Training Course?
  • What Specialized Training Course should I take?
  • How do I know that a course is approved?
  • Where can I find approved courses?

 

What is a Specialized Training course?

The definition below is taken from the state publication:

“A Specialized training course is defined as a college level course providing at least 36 contact hours of training in drinking water or waste water quality, drinking water or waste water treatment, drinking water distribution, or drinking water or waste water facility operation, offered by an accredited academic institution or an organization either accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education Training (IACET) or an authorized provider of IACET, or courses completed and deemed acceptable by the Department prior to January 1, 2001 for the purpose of operator certification.”

 

What Specialized Training Course should I take?

Depending on what certification you’re looking at, the course that will apply will vary.

There is a helpful document that the State Water Resource Control Board published that can be found HERE.

 

The courses listed below “can be used as a Drinking Water Treatment course.”

 

The courses listed below “can be used as a Water Supply Principles course (Distribution).”

 

The courses below are categorized as Supplemental and can be used for the Grade 3-5 exams:

 

How do I know that a course is approved as Specialized Training?

Check the list found HERE for all of the approved training courses. If you are still in doubt, give the training provider a call to double check.

 

Where can I find approved courses?

All of the courses found on our CA 36-Hour Courses page are approved specialized training courses.

 

For questions about requirements for the exam, and other operator certification questions, please visit the State Page where you can find the contact info.