Wastewater Operators School

The NC AWWA-WEA Wastewater Operators Schools Committee annually offers 3 Wastewater Treatment Operators Schools; two schools for Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and one school for Physical/Chemical Wastewater Treatment Operators.


Our Biological Wastewater and Physical/Chemical Wastewater Schools for 2014 have already taken place. Dates for the 2014 and 2015 schools are provided below for information and planning purposes. Please note, in 2015 our schools calendar is changing and most schools are taking place during a different month than they have in the past.


Eastern Biological Wastewater Operators School

April 28 – May 2, 2014
NCSU McKimmon Center – Raleigh, NC

February 16 – 20, 2015
NCSU McKimmon Center – Raleigh, NC


Western Biological Wastewater Operators School

July 14-18, 2014
Foothills Higher Education Center – Morganton, NC

June 15 – 19, 2015
Foothills Higher Education Center – Morganton, NC


Physical/Chemical Wastewater Operators School

April 29 – May 2, 2014
NCSU McKimmon Center – Raleigh, NC

February 16 – 20, 2015
NCSU McKimmon Center – Raleigh, NC


These schools serve as a REVIEW for the examinations given by the NC Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (NCWPCSOCC). They also represent the minimum required training by the NCWPCSOCC. Since all of the relevant material cannot be covered during the school, it is expected that participants will have studied extensively before the schools.

Successful completion of these schools constitutes attendance at a minimum of 80% of the school’s total class hours. Participants who successfully complete the school will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the school. This certificate will document attendance for use in demonstrating contact hours for professional growth requirements for certified Wastewater Operators and PDH’s for Professional Engineers. Each participant must pick up his or her own certificate at the conclusion of the event. NO certificates will be given out early nor given to another individual. Certificates will be mailed to persons who successfully complete the school, but are not present at the end to pick up.


Class Locations

Directions/map to the appropriate location will be provided with your registration confirmation and are available at www.ncsafewater.org.
RALEIGH AREA: All classes will be held at the NCSU McKimmon Center at 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC, 27695.
MORGANTON AREA: All classes will be held at the Foothills Higher Education Center at  2128 South Sterling St., Morganton, NC  28655.


Study Materials

It is highly recommended that students refer to the Bookstore page and have access to the books that correspond to their class.

As of January 1, 2013, NC AWWA-WEA is no longer fulfilling book orders by shipment. School attendees may use the form within the school registration brochure to order books in advance and pick them up at the school. Depending on inventory, there may be a limited number of books available for purchase at the school. If you would like to purchase books from another source you may download a spreadsheet of books and potential vendors (current as of 1/2/13).

Please note, the appropriate Needs To Know Manual for each course is included in the registration fee and students will receive their manual when they arrive at school. Needs To Know Manuals are also available at http://www.ncsafewater.org/resources_/for_industry_professionals/bookstore/ and may be downloaded for free.



Prohibition of Recording Statement: Recording of any sounds or visual images, and use of any recording device or medium now known, or later developed, is prohibited at all NC AWWA-WEA Seminar, School, Conference or other training events unless prior written permission has been expressly granted by NC AWWA-WEA.