Aug 06, 2009

Water Environment Federation Offers Online Education Opportunities

“Access Water Training” website provides distance learning opportunities for water professionals

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has launched the new “Access Water Training” website, an online training program that allows busy utility operators and other water professionals to pursue continuing education opportunities in a convenient distant learning format.

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the site currently includes eight courses, each containing a set of modules and a final exam. Supplementary training manuals, which can be downloaded and printed, are also available and include information that helps users work through the course. Those completing the course and passing the final exam will receive an official Certificate of Completion with recommended Continuing Education Units.

Current courses include:
&#149 Purpose and fundamentals of wastewater treatment;
&#149 Preliminary treatment;
&#149 Primary treatment;
&#149 Natural system;
&#149 Disinfection;
&#149 Fixed film systems;
&#149 Activated sludge; and
&#149 Solids handling.

The system allows users to pause, stop and restart the course as well as the opportunity to review a course and retake the exam up to six months from the time of purchase. Other features include a glossary, conversions chart, listing of common formulas, history of courses taken and performance information. New courses on other topics, including utility management and collection systems, will be added in the future.

Course prices vary and discounts are available for WEF members. Visit or contact Dorn Sanders at [email protected] or Christine Radke at [email protected] for more information.