Wastewater Collection (Correspondence)

WWW452 – 20.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center 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

Caucasian man writing on white paper at deskThe Wastewater Collection correspondence course provides participants with a review of the water cycle together with a general description of water personnel responsibilities. The self-paced course covers information specific to wastewater dischargers and state rules and regulations surrounding the certification of wastewater system operators. In addition to those areas mentioned, formulas discussed are reviewed and applied to specific problems related to wastewater hydraulics and pumping. Students also receive a brief review of state and federal regulations specific to wastewater collection and treatment.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A proctor during all examinations
  • Access to a wastewater collection system
  • Access to lift station information, Industrial Pretreatment Program information and an System organizational chart
  • Ability to acquire information on a collection system and related work procedures
  • Ability to perform a flow test in the collection system
  • A photo identification to the written test proctor at the time of exam administration. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines

Items Needed for Course Testing/Assessment

  • Course must be completed within six months of the start date
  • All course examinations must be proctored. When selecting a proctor, ensure they are not a spouse, family member, partner, fiance, or anyone residing in the same household. Additionally, a proctor cannot be currently enrolled in any distance learning course offered by the TEEX Water & Wastewater Program. In most cases, an immediate supervisor is selected to serve as a proctor. Other approved proctor options include, a licensed supervisor at work, a company training manager, a college proctor, or certified clergy. If an examination is not proctored, participants will not be eligible for TCEQ license credit hours.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam within the required timeline.

Prior Training Courses or Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, participants complete the Basic Wastewater Operations (WWW101) course and be employed by a Water System to ensure all class field exercises and assignments can be completed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of wastewater collection.
  • Describe state regulatory requirements concerning the collection of wastewater.
  • Describe the design of a wastewater collection system.
  • Discuss the process in constructing a collection system.
  • Discuss the use of lift stations within the collection system.
  • Describe the methods in the maintenance and operation of the collection system.
  • Identify the various hazards to which a collection system worker is exposed.
  • Discuss the need for industrial waste monitoring.
  • Discuss the techniques used in the management of a collection system.
  • Solve mathematical problems pertaining to a wastewater collection system.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for public works personnel and employees of a wastewater system.

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]