WWW205 – 20.00 Hours


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04/23/24 – 04/25/24 Mesquite, TX EU WWW205 159 $485.00 Register
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05/21/24 – 05/23/24 Wichita Falls, TX EU WWW205 158 $485.00 Register
09/16/24 – 09/18/24 El Paso, TX EU WWW205 164 $485.00 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 Operator License

Pic of MicroorganismsThe Identification of Microorganisms course provides students with information specific to the proper collection of samples. Once collected, utilizing microscopes provided by TEEX, students are provided basic training on proper operation and led through classification exercises for microorganisms, algae, and protozoa. All scenarios are designed to help participants better determine higher-level organisms and how each affects the biological treatment process.


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.

Prior Training Courses or Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, participants complete Surface Water Production I (WWW004) and Wastewater Treatment (WWW102) courses prior to registration.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Introduction to Microorganism Identification
  • Classification
  • Part I: The Microscope
  • Part II: The Microscope
  • Preparing Microscope Slides
  • Identification Procedures
  • Identification of Algae
  • Identification of Protozoa
  • Identification of Rotifers
  • Microscopic Animals
  • Fungi
  • Bacteria

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for water utility personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 20.00 hours – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • 1.00 hours – American Council on Education (ACE)

Contact Information

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

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