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Biological & Physical/Chemical Wastewater Operators Schools

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.


Western Biological Wastewater Operators School

August 13-17, 2018, Morganton, NC

  • Click here to download the registration form
  • Click here to register online
  • Lodging: Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Room blocks have not been reserved at these hotels. Prices are correct at the time of publication. Please call the hotel to confirm pricing and what is included with the rate.

      1273 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655 | (828) 430-4000
      2 Queen Beds $109.99 per night + tax
      1 King Bed $119.19 per night + tax
      115 Bush Drive, Morganton, NC 28655 | (828) 432-2000
      2 Queen Beds $145 per night + tax
      1 King Bed $160 per night + tax
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      1100 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655 | (828) 430-8778
      2 Double Beds $70 per night + tax
      1 King Bed $80 per night + tax

Eastern Biological Wastewater Operators School

April 22-26, 2019, Raleigh, NC

  •  More info coming soon!

Eastern Biological Wastewater Operators School

April 20-24, 2020, Raleigh, NC

  •  More info coming in 2019!


School Overview

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.



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 4/27/15).

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 on this website and may be downloaded for free by using the links at the bottom of the page.

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.





Biological Wastewater Operators

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Biological Grade 3-4 NTK PDF (1.55 MB) Administration 7/7/2016
Biological Grade 1-2 NTK PDF (1.42 MB) Administration 7/7/2016
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