Online Montana Water/Wastewater Operator Continuing Education
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Learn About Online Montana Water/Wastewater Operator License Renewal Courses
In Montana, all drinking water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, or water distribution systems must be operated under the supervision of a fully certified operator to ensure the proper management, operation, and maintenance of the system. DEQ administers both the water and wastewater operator certification programs and provides testing and program information services to ensure comprehensive, ongoing training is provided to Montana’s water and wastewater operator community.
Certificates are issued for the following categories: Water Distribution System Operator Class 1A-4A, Water Treatment System operator Class 1B-4B, Wastewater System Operator Class 1C-3C, Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator Class 1D-4D, and On-site Wastewater System Operator Class 2E-4E
JADE Learning’s courses can be accessed by most devices with internet access, like laptops, smartphones, desktop computers, and tablets.
Our courses are taught by seasoned water and electrical experts.
You can take your courses on your own time, letting you fit continuing education toward your water and wastewater certification renewal into your busy schedule.
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Courses are free to start. You’ll only pay upon completion of the course.
How to Renew Your Montana Water/Wastewater Operator License
Wastewater workers, drinking water treatment workers, and water distribution system workers all require Montana water operator certification. DEQ administers both the water and wastewater operator certification programs and provides testing and program information services to ensure comprehensive training is provided to Montana’s water and wastewater operator community. Once a water treatment certification is acquired, it must be renewed on a bi-annual basis. JADE Learning offers expert-designed online courses to make renewal easier. Certificates are issued for the following categories: ● Water Distribution System Operator Class 1A-4A ● Water Treatment System Operator Class 1B-4B ● Wastewater System Operator Class 1C-3C ● Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator Class 1D-4D ● On-site Wastewater System Operator Class 2E-4E
- Continuing Education Deadline: May 31st, every even year
- Class 1 WATER operators (either or both water distribution or treatment) = 2.0 CECs (20 hours)
- Class 1 WASTEWATER operators (either or both municipal or industrial wastewater) = 2.0 CECs (20 hours)
- Class 2, 3 or 4 WATER operators (either or both water distribution or treatment) = 1.0 CECs (10 hours)
- Class 2, 3 or 4 WASTEWATER operators (either or both municipal or industrial wastewater) = 1.0 CECs (10 hours)
- Class 5 WATER operators (either or both water distribution or treatment) = 0.4 CECs (4 hours)
Choose from multiple courses and only pay for online courses when you complete the course. Your certificate will be emailed after completing the course.
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How continuing education courses work
Create your account
Complete the form on this page to create a personal account.
Select a course
From within your account, choose from a list of state-approved courses. All courses are free. Start and switch as often as you’d like.
Complete your course online
Our course material is 100% online. Study at your own pace according to your schedule, using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Report your hours
Upon course completion, you’ll receive a certificate that confirms you completed your continuing education hours. We also submit your roster to the state every business day.
You choose from a list of relevant Montana water courses after you create an account.