Water Treatment Plant Operations for D-Licensure Online - Course 1584

Water Treatment Plant Operations for D-Licensure Online

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  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04131061: CEUs: 4.0 DW DS
Coordinator Sienna Horton     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3874

This drinking water treatment and distribution course consists of online exercises, presentations, self-graded quizzes and tests and a final exam. The instructional materials will allow the student to comprehend the basic operation and maintenance fundamentals of a small drinking water treatment plant and distribution system. This Class D drinking water course is perfect for the owner of a very small community water system (water well and hydro-pneumatic pressure tank) typically found at a mobile home park, campground or hotel/motel, who wants to operate and maintain his/her own drinking water system.  

Students, please be aware to qualify for the state exam you will need either a high school diploma or a FL Dept. of Education approved GED. Online GED's are not accepted by FDEP. You do not need a D License to progress to the C License. If you are interested in becoming a C Water operator, you need to take the C Level course.

Who Should Enroll

Anyone interested in gaining knowledge of a small drinking water system operation and maintenance including owners, managers and maintenance workers of campgrounds, hotels/motels, mobile home parks or any establishment not connected to a large community or municipality drinking water distribution system. This course is Not Required to take the FDEP Class D Drinking Water Operator exam.  

About the Course

This self-paced Water education course consists of online exercises, presentations, self-grading quizzes/tests, and final exam. These instructional materials will allow the student to gain a basic understanding of water treatment plant operations.

Textbooks are included in registration fee.  We will ship the books to you upon receipt of registration payment. Utilizes "Water Treatment Plant Operations", Vol. I and II, CSUS Foundation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. No refunds are given after books are shipped or student has logged into the course.

Students must sign up separately for the state Level-D Exam. For more information about the state exam, go to the FDEP Website.

Requirements for Online Courses:

  • You should be computer literate and familiar with PC-based systems to participate in the online courses.
  • Prepayment is required before you will receive log-in information, including address and password.
  • You must provide an email address at time of registration/payment.
  • Courses must be completed within six months from date of registration. Certificate will be issued on the date you pass the final exam.

System Requirements:

  • Pentium computer or comparable
  • Speakers and soundcard
  • Internet Connection – 28.8 minimum
  • Web browser – Netscape Navigator 4.0 or newer or Internet Explorer 4.0 or newer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher (Download free from WebCT site.)





  • Introduction to Water Treatment
    • Basic Concepts
    • Importance of Water
    • Raw Water Sources
    • Selection of a Water Source
    • The Safe Drinking Water Act
    • Math Basics
  • Regulation of Water Quality
    • History of Water Regulations
    • Primary Drinking Water Standards/Chemical
    • Primary Drinking Water Standards/Biological
    • Secondary Standards
    • Sampling for Contaminants
  • Iron and Manganese Control
    • The Problem of Iron and Manganese
    • Remedial Actions
    • Operation of an Iron & Manganese Removal Plant
  • Filtration
    • Overview of the Filtration Process
    • Process Performance
    • Activated Carbon Filters
    • Interaction with Other Processes
    • Normal Process Conditions
    • Abnormal Process Conditions
    • Startup and Shutdown Procedures
    • Process Support Equipment
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
    • Coagulation and Flocculation Basics
    • Normal Process Conditions
    • Other Process Conditions
  • Sedimentation Basins
    • Sedimentation Process Basics
    • Sedimentation Basins
    • Operational Process Conditions
    • Design & Operational Guidelines
  • Fluoridation
    • Fluoride Systems
    • Operation & Maintenance
    • Safety Issues
    • Fluoride Feed Calculations
  • Disinfection
    • Introduction to Disinfection
    • Process of Disinfection
    • Chlorination Equipment
    • Maintenance & Safety Issues
    • Other Disinfection Processes
    • Process Calculations