Continuing Education Opportunities


Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I:
Liquid Treatment


Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I - is a series of eight self-study courses combined with live online webinars. A textbook is shipped to each registrant (a $100 value) and an email will be sent containing the first reading assignment to be completed prior to the first webinar.  Registrants will be given a weekly reading and homework assignment, which will then be followed by a live online webinar with an instructor.  There will also be an end-of-chapter test.  Homework and tests will closely follow material found in the textbook. The courses in this series are limited to 15 students and sell out quicklyThe courses do not need to be taken in sequential order and there is no requirement to register for all eight courses.

PWEA Member Registration Fee:  $75
Non-Member Registration Fee:    $100


Questions about this series of courses should be directed to sboynton@pwea.org.

Course #1 - Introduction to Wastewater Treatment, read more...
The next class will start in October 2021.
Course #1 in the series is approved for 15 wastewater contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8210.
 Estimated time to complete Course #1 is 15 hours over 6 weeks.
 View Table of Contents for Chapters 1 & 2


Course # 2 - Preliminary and Primary Treatment, read more...
The next class will start in April 2021; registration will open February 15th
Course #2 in this series is approved for 25 wastewater contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8461.
Estimated time to complete Course #2 is 25 hours over 8 weeks.
View Table of Contents for Chapters 3 & 4


Course #3 - Wastewater Biology and Ponds, read more...
The next class will start in June 2021.    
Course #3 in this series is approved for 22 wastewater contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8537.
Estimated time to complete Course #3 is 22 hours over 6 weeks.

View Table of Contents for Chapters 5 & 6

Course #4 - Fixed Film, read more...
The next class will start in August 2021.         
Course #4
in this series is approved for
24 wastewater contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8542.
Estimated time to complete Course #4 is 24 hours over 7 weeks.

View Table of Contents for Chapter 7

Course #5 - Activated Sludge Part 1 of 2, read more...
The next class will start in October 2021.
Course #5 in this series is approved for 30 wastewater contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8639.
Estimated time to complete Course #5 is 30 hours over 8 weeks

View Table of Contents for Chapter 8

Course #6 - Activated Sludge Part 2 of 2, read more...
Course #6 in this series is approved for 30 wastewater contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8645.
Estimated time to complete Course #6 is 30 hours over 8 weeks.

The next class will start in April 2021; registration will open February 15th
View Table of Contents for Chapter 8

Course #7 - Nutrient Removal
Course #7 in this series is pending PA DEP review and approval.
Registration for Course #7 is scheduled to open in April 2021
View Table of Contents for Chapter 9

Course #8 - Disinfection, read more...
The next class will start in August 2021.   
Course #8
in this series is approved for
30 wastewater contact hours - PA DEP Course ID 8575.
Estimated time to complete Course #8 is 30 hours over 8 weeks.

View Table of Contents for Chapter 10