Below is the training calendar, a list of online training opportunities, and information for training providers.
As part of an effort to improve our customer service to operators, the DNR operator certification program is happy to unveil our new and improved Training Calendar. This calendar has several filtering options to help make it easier to find the training you need.
About iCalendar and RSS Feeds: Two powerful little buttons on the calendar
iCalendar and RSS Feeds are powerful tools to stay informed about training events without having to constantly return to the DNR training calendar. With iCalendar, you can synchronize the DNR training calendar with another calendar, such as with your Outlook or Gmail calendar. Events from the DNR training calendar will automatically show up on your calendar.
Alternately, you can subscribe to a RSS Feed and be automatically notified when the training calendar is updated. RSS Feeds can only be viewed using a RSS Reader. Smart phones and most internet browsers have built in Readers. If you use a browser that does not have a built in Reader, do a search to find a Reader compatible for your device.
To subscribe, set your search criteria before clicking on the iCalendar or RSS Feed icons. For example, if you are a wastewater operator, you can filter by wastewater certification type to only show the trainings applicable towards wastewater certification. Then the iCalendar or RSS Feed will only display wastewater training events.
Click on the icons on the calendar for more information and instructions on how to use the iCalendar or RSS Feed.
The following links are provided in order to inform operators of available training sources. These links are not the only source for this type of information and are provided solely as a courtesy. Note, online training is only approved for municipal waterworks (MW) operators and wastewater (WW) operators.
Once you complete a course, keep a copy of the certificate of completion on file and turn it in with your other credit slips when it is time for you to renew your certificate.
Some training providers use the term Continuing Education Unit or CEU. One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 10 continuing education credits or 10 contact hours. For example, if a course is 0.9 CEUs, it is equivalent to 9 continuing education credits.
|Training Provider||Certification Type||Website|
|Montana Water Center||MW/WW||http://watercenter.montana.edu/training/|
|Free training. Mostly municipal waterworks, however, one 9 hour wastewater ponds/lagoon course|
|California State University - Sacramento||MW/WW||www.owp.csus.edu/courses.php|
|Several 18 hour online courses, as well as longer correspondence courses.|
|Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA)||MW/WW||www.wrwa.org/|
|Partners with CEU Plan to offer a number of courses ranging from 1 to 6 hours.|
|Kirkwood Community College||MW/WW||www.kirkwood.edu|
|Contact Kathy Bates at MATC to register.|
|Technical Learning College||MW/WW||www.tlch20.com|
|AWWA Online Institute||MW||www.awwa.org|
|David H. Paul Inc.||MW||www.dhptraining.com|
|Water Environment Federation (WEF)||MW/WW||www.wef.org|
|At Your Pace Online||MW||www.aypotech.com|
For Training Providers
Training providers need to complete the Training Approval Form if they would like their training to be reviewed for continuing education credits for operators. The form should be emailed to the Operator Certification Program at DNROpCert@Wisconsin.gov, along with an agenda or brochure detailing start and end times and time taken for breaks and lunch. Please see the Training Approval Form Instructions for more information on completing the form.
The training contact will receive an email within 14 days stating whether the training has been approved or denied for credits. If approved, the email will state the number of credits granted and for which certification type(s). The training contact may also receive, via regular mail, DNR continuing education credit slips, which are to be handed out to operators at the end of the training as proof of attendance. In your email requesting approval, state the approximate number of operators attending the training and the name and address of the contact to mail the credit slips to.
You may also watch this recorded webinar about the new Training Approval Form and our future process for tracking continuing education credits electronically.