Other training services and providers

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HTML icon Central States Water Environment Association

Opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.

HTML icon CEU Plan - Online continuing education for the environment

Provides affordable state-approved online training solutions for the purpose of water, wastewater, environmental health, and engineering professional license renewal - recertification throughout the United States.

HTML icon Drinking Water Operator Certification (Minn. Dept. of Health)

Water supply system operators must be certified by the Minnesota Department of Health, Drinking Water Protection Section. The operator must demonstrate that he or she possesses the skill, knowledge, experience, and education necessary to operate a system successfully.

HTML icon Training: Drinking water training (U.S. EPA)

Training opportunities for water professionals, public officials, and involved citizens interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to the Safe Drinking Water Act. 

HTML icon Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association

Represents the interests of Minnesota's municipal utilities: electric, gas and water.

HTML icon Minnesota Rural Water Association

Mission: Provide the latest information, education, and technical assistance to protect our public waters and improve the quality of life in Minnesota.

HTML icon Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association

This organization shares information with members and nonmembers through conferences, training sessions, and section meetings.

HTML icon Sacramento State University - Office of Water Programs

Mission: Provide cost-effective solutions for protecting and enhancing water resources, public health, and the environment through training, scientific research, and public education.

HTML icon St. Cloud Technical College - Water Environment Technologies program

One of only two programs in Minnesota to train technicians in water and wastewater treatment, with a balance between science and mechanical courses specific to the functions of a beginning operator. Instruction in both classroom and lab settings.

HTML icon University of MN Extension Service - Onsite Individual Sewage Treatment System workshops

This program seeks to protect public health and the environment by improving wastewater treatment through research-based education and outreach for homeowners, small communities, professionals and policy makers.

HTML icon University of Minnesota - Erosion and stormwater management certification program

Comprehensive training for designers, inspectors, contractors, and other staff involved with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations for construction sites, municipalities, and industrial facilities.

HTML icon Vermilion Community College (Ely) - Water Operations program

A diploma program designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in water operations, wastewater treatment, environmental laboratory work, equipment maintenance, public health work, and environmental engineering technical work. Upon completion of this Diploma and an internship, students are eligible to take the Class D Water and Wastewater Operator license examination.

HTML icon Water Environment Federation

A not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water quality professionals around the world.