Wastewater Laboratory

WWW105 – 20.00 Hours


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07/22/24 – 07/24/24 El Paso, TX EU WWW105 282 $470.00 Register
09/18/24 – 09/20/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training EU WWW105 284 $480.00 Register
11/20/24 – 11/22/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training EU WWW105 285 $480.00 Register
01/21/25 – 01/23/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training EU WWW105 286 $480.00 Register
03/17/25 – 03/19/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training EU WWW105 287 $480.00 Register
05/21/25 – 05/23/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training EU WWW105 288 $480.00 Register
07/14/25 – 07/16/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training EU WWW105 289 $480.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 20 credit hours in the following operator license area(s):

– Wastewater Operator License

Water Lab ProfessionalThe Wastewater Laboratory course provides participants with crucial information specific to the production of reliable data linked to the validity of analytical laboratory and field information gathered during departmental wastewater pollution control activities. The course familiarizes participants with standard wastewater test procedures conducted in a laboratory, such as dissolved oxygen, pH, biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia nitrogen, and chlorine residuals. Participants will also learn to record and report results of each analysis required by the state and federal agencies for wastewater analysis. In addition, participants will learn about various types of laboratory equipment and safety concerns associated with a wastewater lab.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Examine the general purpose and function of fundamental laboratory components in the analysis of wastewater.
  • Determine the proper techniques to use in the laboratory.
  • Apply basic chemistry and mathematical concepts used in wastewater analysis.
  • Describe safe work practices for the laboratory.
  • Examine quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures used in the laboratory.
  • Describe flow measurement devices and sample types.
  • Explain the analysis for pH and temperature.
  • Interpret the analysis of dissolved oxygen and biochemical oxygen demand.
  • Describe the method of analyses for nitrogen.
  • Assess the analysis of solids in wastewater treatment.
  • Explain the process of analyzing chlorine residuals.
  • Describe the method of analysis for phosphorus.
  • Describe the method of analysis for alkalinity.
  • Describe the microbiological analysis of water.
  • Interpret the analytical results.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for treatment plant operators or laboratory technicians who are required to monitor effluent discharges under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 20.00 hours – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]