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Jul
16

How to Study for Water Treatment License Exams – Part 3 of 10

  Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan Very few water treatment and wastewater treatment operators can pass their license and certification exams without putting in the time to study and review the required material.  In fact, the nationwide pass rate runs about 50%.  Only half of those taking a license or certification exam passes. […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | All States . Arizona . California . Certification Exams . Nevada
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Jul
13

State Certification Information | California Wastewater Operator Certification Program

California Wastewater operators and potential wastewater operators, will be working with the Wastewater Operator Certification Program to get and maintain their certification. The Wastewater Operator Certification program says the following about itself: The Wastewater Operator Certification program (WWOCP) administers Wastewater Treatment Plant Certification examinations, certifications (grades I to V), and certification renewals. Additionally, the WWOCP classifies Wastewater […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Blog . California . Certification Exams
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Jul
11

State Exam Information | California Wastewater Operator Certification

Here’s some helpful info for the Wastewater Operator Certification Exam in the state of California. For planning and making sure you don’t miss a deadline, please refer to the California Wastewater Exam Schedule.  Please look at the Examination Requirements to be sure you qualify for the desired exam. When you have decided when you will […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Blog . California . Certification Exams
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Jul
09

How to Study for Water Treatment License Exams – Part 2 of 10

How do you learn Best? Today we’re going to take a look at different learning styles and help you answer the question, “How do you learn best?” There are three primary learning styles that determine how we best learn new information and skills.  Each of us are usually a combination of all three, but we’ll […]

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Jul
03

State Certification Information | California Treatment and Distribution Renewal

Just like the obtaining the certification, certification renewal requires some paperwork and fees. You can find Approved Continuing Education Courses if you need to get hours for renewal.   The fees for certification renewal can be found in the Renewal Fees And Dates PDF. The fees for renewal by grade level are: Grade 1 – $70.00 Grade […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | California . Distribution . Uncategorized . Water Treatment
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Jun
29

State Exam Information | California Treatment and Distribution Exam Fees

When planning to take a certification exam, keep in mind that in addition to submitting your application, the state requires certain fees for both the exam and the certification. The California certification exam fees can be found on the Water Treatment and Water Distribution Examination Application Fees PDF. They are as follows: Grade 1 – $50.00 […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Blog . California . Certification Exams
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Jun
23

How to Study for Water Treatment License Exams

American Water College prepares water and wastewater treatment operators to pass their state license and certification exams the first time. We thought it might be helpful to share some of the things we’ve learned over past decade about how to study for your next state water or wastewater treatment certification exam.  In addition to this […]

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Jun
22

How to Calculate BOD Removal Efficiency – Wastewater Math

Let’s take a look at how efficient a wastewater treatment plant is at removing BOD.  This is a percent removal problem, so let’s go to the board and see how to work this problem. The problem reads “What is the percent of BOD removed in a plant when the influent BOD is 245 mg per […]

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