Maintenance Technologist School, Certification, & Exam

The NC AWWA-WEA Plant Operations & Maintenance Committee annually holds two Maintenance Technologist certification schools and exams.

 

Current Maintenance Technologist

Look under the Maintenance Tech Certification for renewal information

  

Eastern Maintenance Technologist School and Exam

April 22-25, 2019, NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St. Raleigh, NC  27606

 

Students

Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone University

1707 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27605
919-828-0811 or 800-331-7919
Rate: Single occupancy = $124 per night + tax; Double occupancy = $134 per night + tax 

Group Name: NC American Water Works Association 
Reservation Deadline: March 22, 2019

 

Western Maintenance Technologist School and Exam

August 5-8, 2019, Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 S Sterling St. Morganton, NC, 28655

 

Students

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

  • No online registration will available, you will need to fill out an exam application to submit with your registration form. 
  • Lodging - Students responsible for making arrangements. All rates below are correct at the time of publication. Please call the hotel to confirm pricing and what is included in the rate.

Comfort Inn
1273 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655
828-430-4000
Rate: 1 King Bed = $119.99 per night + tax; 2 Queen Beds= $109.99 per night + tax

Days Inn
1100 Burkemont Ave.
Morganton, NC 28655

828-430-8778
Rate: 1 King Bed = $80.00 per night + tax; Double Beds = $70.00 per night + tax

Hampton Inn

115 Bush Dr,

Morganton, NC 28655
828-432-2000
Rate: Single = 153.00 per night + tax; Double occupancy = $143.00 per night + tax

 

  


Overview

Maintenance professionals in the water and wastewater industry continue to be confronted with increasing technology challenges and changes requiring an extensive knowledge of the many facets of industrial maintenance. In order to stay abreast of these challenges, our profession needs to implement a continual program of education, reinforcement and validation of the skills necessary to sustain our industry.


A maintenance training and certification program provides the ability to raise and validate knowledge and skills required to successfully perform maintenance activities according to current professional standards. Each school will consist of 3.5-days of instruction culminating in the opportunity for attendees to become certified by taking the Plant Maintenance Technologist exam on the afternoon of the fourth day. The certification exam taken will correspond with the Class level taught at a particular school.

To learn more refer to the Maintenance Technician Certification Program Policy.

 

 

Class Descriptions

 

Class I

Class I instruction covers the basics of maintenance.  Subjects covered will include the importance of lubrication and the importance of frequent equipment monitoring followed by routine preventive maintenance (PM).  Class I is geared toward the apprentice level person needing a foundation of terminology and the basic principles of PM. Basic math skills are required. Maintenance mechanics and technicians with experience may consider this level a review and preparation for the Class I exam to validate their knowledge.

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and
  • Successful completion of an NC AWWA-WEA Class I Maintenance Technologist School, and
  • One year of acceptable maintenance experience.  Acceptable maintenance experience and duties for Class I includes lubricating, performing readings, conducting rounds, and performing routine preventive maintenance on equipment or systems.
  • Substitution of education for experience shall be permitted, but shall not exceed fifty percent of the stated maintenance experience requirement for Class I.

Continuing Education Credits

  • The Class I school is approved for 23 contact hours for continuing education for water operators by the NCWTFO Certification Board. Course ID: 091420
  • The Class I school is approved by the Wastewater Commission for 23 contact hours for continuing education for wastewater operators. WPCSOCC COURSE ID: BE06290901.
  • The Class I school is approved for 23 PDH’s for professional engineers.

 

Class II

Class II instruction will build on the principles of preventive maintenance covered in Class I by examining routine methods of equipment tear-down, performing repairs and installing or reinstalling equipment.  This level is a little more challenging for both new and more seasoned maintenance personnel.  Students preparing for Class II should refer to the Needs-To-Know and review the suggested readings well in advance of the school. Prior knowledge of intermediate shop math concepts will be helpful for this and subsequent certification levels.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold an active Class I maintenance technologist certificate, and
  • Successful completion of an NC AWWA-WEA Class II Maintenance Technologist School, and
  • A minimum of three years of acceptable maintenance experience, including a minimum of six months of acceptable maintenance experience in water or wastewater systems.  Acceptable, related maintenance experience may be used for the balance of the three year requirement, but in any case such experience shall include a minimum of two years performing Class II duties. Acceptable maintenance experience and duties for Class II include tearing down equipment, performing repairs, installing and reinstalling equipment.
  • Substitution of related education for experience shall be permitted but shall not exceed fifty percent of the stated maintenance experience requirement for Class II.

Continuing Education Credits

  • The Class II school is approved for 23 contact hours for continuing education for water operators by the NCWTFO Certification Board. Course ID: 091420
  • The Class II school is approved by the Wastewater Commission for 23 contact hours for continuing education for wastewater operators. WPCSOCC COURSE ID: BE03311101.
  • The Class II school is approved for 23 PDH’s. for professional engineers.

 

Class III

Designed to demonstrate competency at the advanced skilled and journey working level. More specifically, Class III certification implies competence in the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the Core Competencies of an advanced skilled and journey working level Maintenance Technologist.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold an active Class II maintenance technologist certificate, and
  • Successful completion of an NC AWWA-WEA Class III Maintenance Technologist School, and
  • A minimum of five years of acceptable maintenance experience, including a minimum of one year of acceptable maintenance experience in water or wastewater systems.  Acceptable, related maintenance experience may be used for the balance of the five year requirement, but in any case such experience shall include a minimum of two years performing Class III duties. Acceptable maintenance experience and duties for Class III include inspecting or supervising Class I and II duties, performing predictive maintenance tasks and analyzing the results of such tasks.
  • Substitution of related education for experience shall be permitted but shall not exceed fifty percent of the stated maintenance experience requirement for Class III.

Continuing Education Credits

 

  • The Class III school is approved for 23 contact hours for continuing education for water operators by the NCWTFO Certification Board. Course ID: 091420
  • The Class III school is approved by the Wastewater Commission for 23 contact hours for continuing education for wastewater operators. WPCSOCC COURSE ID: BE03311102.
  • The Class III school is approved for 23 PDH’s for professional engineers.

 

Class IV

Designed to demonstrate competency at the Program Manager level whether as a Supervisor or Lead Person.  More specifically, Class IV certification implies competence in the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job duties of a supervisory working and management level Maintenance Technologist

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold an active Class III maintenance technologist certificate, and
  • Successful completion of an NC AWWA-WEA Class IV Maintenance Technologist School, and
  • A minimum of seven years of acceptable maintenance experience, including a minimum of 1.5 years of acceptable maintenance experience in water or wastewater systems.  Acceptable, related maintenance experience may be used for the balance of the seven year requirement, but in any case such experience shall include a minimum of two years performing Class III duties and one year of supervising others.  Acceptable maintenance experience and duties for Class IV include: Inspecting and supervising Class I, II and III duties, recommending purchases, developing work and maintenance schedules and evaluating personnel performance. Participate in establishment of goals, objectives, policies and priorities.  Preparation and presentation of staff reports and budgets.  Design and administration of safety programs.
  • Substitution of related education for experience shall be permitted but shall not exceed fifty percent of the stated maintenance experience requirement for Class IV.

Continuing Education Credits

  • The Class IV school is approved for 23 contact hours for continuing education for water operators by the NCWTFO Certification Board. COURSE ID: 091420
  • The Class IV school is approved by the Wastewater Commission for 23 contact hours for continuing education for wastewater operators. WPCSOCC COURSE ID: BE03311103.
  • The Class IV school is approved for 23 PDH’s for professional engineers.

Certification Exam

A testing window will be announced each year. Participants who successfully complete the level IV class will receive information after the conclusion of the school about registering for an exam site. The exam will be a computerized test given at multiple sites around North Carolina.

   

 

Successful Completion & Certificates of Attendance

Successful completion of these schools constitutes attendance at a minimum of 80% of the school’s total class hours (not including the exam). Participants who attend 80% of the school, but do not take or do not pass the certification exam will receive a Certificate of Attendance. This certificate will document attendance for use in demonstrating continuing education credits.

Participants who attend 80% of the school AND pass the certification exam will receive a Certificate of Attendance for use in documenting continuing educating credits, and a Maintenance Technologist Certificate that will include their new certification number. Certificates of Attendance will be distributed before the exam.

For individuals that pass the exam, Maintenance Technologist certificates will be mailed after the certification exams have been graded. Please allow 8-12 weeks to receive your exam results and/or certificate.



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