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Wastewater Collection Operator Review for OIT and Class I and II Certifications

Wastewater professionals who are interested in becoming certified Wastewater Collection Operators in Idaho are invited to attend Wastewater Collection Operators Certification Training.

Course Description

This two-day class covers a review for those preparing for the Wastewater Operators - Collection OIT, and Class I and II Certification examinations. The subject material will be presented at an introductory level and will provide practical information to be used in the execution of duties in daily work in a collection system. The following subjects will be covered: introduction to collection systems, wastewater math, pumps and motors, collection system cleaning and CCTV, lift station operation and maintenance, collection system management, alternative collection systems, and confined space entry basics. Students will be given a study guide, including practice questions and reading material that will be covered in class.

The course will be taught by Keith Slack. Keith holds a Class 4 Collections License from the state of Idaho and has over ten years of experience with wastewater collections.  Keith has experience with pipeline maintenance, operating hydraulic cleaning equipment, lift station maintenance and repair, operating CCTV equipment to evaluate existing infrastructure, as well as collection system repair and rehabilitation, including working on several trenchless rehabilitation projects.


The course fee is $75, which includes the training and course materials. Please bring a pencil and calculator for wastewater math questions, and lunch is on your own.


March 2–3, 2020
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST
Meridian Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility
3401 N. Ten Mile Ave.
Meridian, Idaho 83646


Continuing Education Credits

Training has been approved for 1.2 CEUs for wastewater. You must attend both days to receive the CEUs.

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Staff Contacts

Wastewater Analyst
Tressa Nicholas
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0116

Data Entry Analyst
Brenda Valverde
DEQ State Office
Technical Services Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0522

Related Pages

Public Wastewater System Classification and Operator Licensure in Idaho

Wastewater Operator Resources