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Please read all this information–especially the information in red below!

Click on the class title for more information on a class. There you will be able to print out a more detailed description, as well as register and pay online. Some classes may be offered more than one time in the year. So be sure to double-check that you have the correct date and location before registration and payment.

You can also go to the Events and see a calendar of workshops and long-term classes.

Long-term Classes

Class #


Click on the Class Title

to download a .pdf  file, for more information, for the dates and locations, and also to register and pay.

Brief Description


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance

Covers all aspects of wastewater treatment, including, preliminary and primary treatment, trickling filters, ponds, activated sludge, lift stations, safety, BOD, DO, NPDES, wastewater characteristics, math, disinfection, biosolids, etc.


Wastewater Collection Systems Operation and Maintenance

Covers topics such as, appurtenances, manhole inspection, confined space safety, trenching and shoring safety, pumps and lift stations, math, collection systems inspections, wastewater treatment, characteristics of wastewater, etc..



Other Instructions

All classes include handouts. Every week the student will receive their handouts for that day’s class. They also receive a three-ring binder to put them in. These are included in the price of the class.

It is up to the student to bring other items to class with them. These include pens/pencils, highlighters, and a notebook or paper to write notes on. These items will not be provided at class, so please be sure to bring them. Also,  please bring a calculator for the math.

Click here for the Refund Policy.  



It is the goal of WWWATER to conduct every workshop or class. However, there needs to be a minimum number of students in order to make the workshop/class “take”. (Each class has a different minimum.). If, for some reason, the workshop/class has to be cancelled, we will try to contact you using the contact information you gave to us when registering. (That is why it is important to give complete and accurate information!) It is not the responsibility of WWWATER to try to find someone to contact. We will use the contact information provided to us during registration to contact someone in the event of a cancellation or other reason. It is then their responsibility to make sure the student is contacted.

Also, the notice will be on the website. Contact us if not sure.

For obvious reasons, walk-ins can not be notified. So if that pertains to you, check before leaving!! We can not be held responsible for you not being notified!

In the event of weather, use your discretion. The weather conditions at the workshop/class site may allow the workshop or class to go on as intended, but conditions between the workshop/class location and where you are may not make it safe to travel. Use your best judgement.

Conversely, conditions may be great where you are, but the weather at the workshop or class location may make cancellation necessary.

Also, there may be last-minute changes or cancellations that may make it necessary to contact you. (Often, it becomes necessary to change venues at the last minute.)

The best option is to check the website before leaving.

If it is necessary for you to cancel, contact us immediately upon learning the reason for the cancellation. It is especially important for the PIT Stops (see the next section below).


PIT Stops

One of the things that have made the long-term classes so popular are the PIT Stops (formerly called JSIs). These Personalized Instruction and Training Stops are an opportunity for the student to get customized, personalized hands-on training. Although PIT Stops are not required, these optional sessions give the student who wants to go “above and beyond” a great opportunity to utilize the teacher’s knowledge to help them do things that cannot be done in class.

The PIT Stops (usually ½ to 1-day sessions) are a great way to learn about a wide range of topics. Some examples of recent PIT Stops have been: smoke testing of the collection systems, going over class materials and tests the student was having trouble with, sample collection and analysis, plant familiarization, math, facility and process troubleshooting, wasting, having questions answered, etc...

The student will request PIT Stops online from a link on the VLC. When you sign up, be sure to put what the subject of the PIT Stop is, and the time and location of the PIT Stop. It is the responsibility of the student to have all the tools and supplies needed, and make arrangements with their supervisors, etc., prior to the event.

We realize that in the water/wastewater field, things happen that are unplanned, so it often becomes necessary to cancel an appointment. Please, if you have to cancel an appointment, notify the instructor as soon as possible, so that an un-necessary trip can be avoided.

Also, it is essential that you leave your contact information for the instructor in case he has to cancel an appointment; or if he is delayed.

PIT Stops do not cost any extra–they are included in the price of the course!


Class Schedule

The class meets one afternoon a week (usually either Thursdays or Fridays) for 16-18 weeks, from 1:00 p.m. until about 5:00. The PIT Stops are during the week.



The section tests and final exam test will be given via the  WWWATER Virtual Learning Center. This is advantageous for several reasons:

The testing website also gives the student the opportunity to communicate with other students and the instructor through forums, email, and other means. Announcements and some course materials, as well as supplementary, bonus material will also be available through the testing website. This is all included in the price of the course.



It is the student’s responsibility to be sure they are on time and attend every class period throughout the semester. An attendance sheet will be passed around sometime during each class period. It is your responsibility to see to it that you sign it. This sheet goes to KDHE to record your hours/points.

WWWATER will not mark you “present” if you are not there. If you aren't there, leave early or arrive late, this will be deducted from your time. WWWATER will not “ghost sign” any attendance sheets, nor will allow anyone else to.

Many people tell us that they only need x number of hours to fulfill their CEUs; and ask if they can only show up for the classes needed. There are a few answers to this question:

If you have any questions about the long-term classes, contact us



Payment Deadline


Rate Discount

Any time prior to 2 weeks before the workshop or class begins

  • 1.5 Day Workshops: $180
  • Small Systems Workshop: $75
  • Long-term classes: $1,850

"Early Bird Rate"

Later than two weeks before, but any time up until the workshop or class begins. (10% is added to the rate.)

  • 1.5 Day Workshops: $198
  • Small Systems Workshop: $83
  • Long-term classes: $2,035

"Last-minute Rate"

At the door the beginning day of the workshop or class (15% is added to the rate)

  • 1.5 Day Workshops: $207
  • Small Systems Workshop: $86
  • Long-term classes: $2,128

"Walk-in Rate"

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  All classes are $1,850 per person. This includes class handouts, a notebook to put them in, use of the Virtual Learning Center, and PIT Stops. If you have any questions, contact us.



If you use the ePay system (which is secure), payment can be made instantly, online, by either credit card, debit card, or PayPal.

You do not have to have a PayPal account in order to use the online payment system. PayPal handles the online payments, and you are ale to pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal.

As a service to you, you also can pay by “Bill Me Later” through PayPal. It is a service offered through PayPal that gives you up to 6 months to pay*. Click on the link at the top or bottom of this page, or throughout the website for more information.
*If you use this service, you are entering into a contract with PayPal. WWWATER will not be involved.

Also, you can pay by check/money order, or we can invoice you. However, since it costs more to process these, there is a 2 dollar fee per person added to the bill. Be sure to bring the payment with you to the workshop if paying there. The Instructor does not usually have change, so bring the proper amount with you.

Even if you use the alternate methods of payment, you still need to register prior to the workshop or class. This saves a spot in the workshop or class and guarantees that you will receive any handouts. It also locks in the pricing in effect at the time of your registration. You can see the different payment options here.

Every workshop and long-term class gives you the option to pay the “Early Bird” rate, which will save you at least 10% (or more, depending on when you pay). If you pay for the workshop/class at least two weeks prior to the beginning date of the workshop/class, you will receive the “Early Bird” rate. If you pay less than two weeks prior to the workshop/class, 10% is added to the price of the workshop.

Although walk-ins are allowed at workshops and classes, WWWATER discourages walk-ins, due to the fact that there may not be enough workshop material for the walk-in student. Those who have paid in advance will have priority over walk-ins when distributing workshop/class materials. Also, since walk-ins will have to pay at the door the day of the workshop or class, 15% will be added to the price of the workshop/class.

Below is a table on price deadlines.

All classes, unless otherwise noted, are equal to 54 hours of CEUs, (or 1 ½ points, if you are needing points). If unsure what you need or how many, read this.

You can find information on the Long-term classes here. Check back often, as this list will change as we add/change classes.