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Wastewater CEU's are HERE

Tuesday, June 4, 2019   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Laurie Dougherty
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IEPA READY TO ROLL OUT CEU REQUIREMENTS FOR WASTE WATER TREATMENT OPERATORS

The IEPA has been given the go-ahead to start the CEU Program for wastewater operators in the State of Illinois.  The regulation was signed and approved and published in the Illinois Register on May 10, 2019. The information can be found in 35 Administration Code 380 Subtitle C and the program will be effective on JULY 1, 2019.

ISAWWA is monitoring this regulation and will be providing updates to the requirements as more details become available.  Stay tuned to isawwa.org for further information.

As the regulations now stand:

Class 1 applicants must have 6 years (min 3 yrs. hands-on and max 2 yrs. WW training course/college) max 1 year each of non-WW course/lab/collections sys.

Class 2 applicants must have 4 years (min 2 yrs. hands-on and max 2 years WW training course/college) max 1-year other experience

Class 3 applicants must have 2 years (min 1 yr. hands-on and max 6 mos. WW training course) and/or 1 yr. of WW college courses max 1 year of other experience

Class 4 applicants must have 1 year (min 6 mos. hands-on and max 3 mos. WW training courses) and/or 1-year college designed for WW treatment (with hands-on training included)

 *no credit is given for NON-WW college credits                3 mos. for other experience (lab/collection sys.)

Collection systems certification must have 1 year (min 6 mos. Hands-on and max 6 mos. (3 mos. Collections sys. Course or WW course/3 mos. Wastewater experience)


Who will be affected…

       All wastewater operators currently holding certification

       Any wastewater operator looking to attain certification

       CLASS 1 – 4 operators

       CLASS K and/or R operators

       Collections systems certification is exempt and no requirement needed


How many CEU hours will you need for recertification?

Class 1 and 2 operators 30 hours over 3 years = 20 technical training hours (minimum) and 10 hours (max) professional/safety/mgmt.

Class 3 and 4 operators 15 hours over 3 years = 10 technical training hours (minimum) and 5 hours (max) professional/safety/mgmt.

 

 

Link to the powerpoint provided by IEPA

Comments...

Laurie Dougherty says...
Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Yes -we will be recording your own personal training records and will sort them by water and wastewater credit and "both" so you can print your transcripts and certificates.
Scott R. Starkey says...
Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Will the wastewater CEU's be run through the ILAWWA web site like the water?

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