Wastewater Class B Certification Review - Course 4577

Wastewater Class B Certification Review


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  • Class Times Day 1-3: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Class Times Day 4: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • CEUs: No OCP Credit for Review Classes
Coordinator Stephanie West     email: swest@treeo.ufl.edu     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3877



Three and 1/2 days of intense exam review and preparation.  Material covered includes:  anaerobic digestion and troubleshooting, advanced wastewater math, filtration, nitrogen and phosphorus removal, disinfection and disinfection troubleshooting, activated sludge processes and troubleshooting and FDEP regulations.

Topics Discussed

  • Math
  • Disinfection
  • Rules
  • Filtration
  • Nitrogen Removal
  • Phosphorus Removal
  • Sludge Digestion and Dewatering
  • Troubleshooting

What our students are saying:

"I was in your April 17th WW B class. This class that you give with Charlies help is a great experiance for  anyone in wastwater. This note is to thank you for everything.  I have taken the exam and passed with 81% the same score I got on your exam." 

"Just wanted to let you know i passed the B exam today with a score of 88%. I'll be back soon for the A review class."  

"Just wanted to let you know I passed the B exam with a score of 80. As usual I can honestly say that the review class helps a lot with sticking things in your head that you don't use every day."

"Ron,  Thumbs up on the Wastewater B Exam!  Please provide me with the information regarding the recommended Management Course/Correspondence for Wastewater A Exam.  I learned a lot about math.  This class is very informative and I have enjoyed both times I have been here."

"Ron the instructor was excellent.  Best WW class that I've ever taken.  He teaches in a manner that is very informative and entertaining.  He keeps it interesting to where you really want to pay attention."
"Thanks for all of your assistance in preparing for the B exam. "

"Dude, I love Ron! Haha.  He helped me pass the C & B.  Best in the business!"

"Specific examples and quizing of important numbers and terms.  Also the explanation and photo examples really help us with limited exposure to other plants/process types, systems & problems."

"Ron's thorough explanation ofth subject matter.  He explained everything in a way that is easy to understand and remember."


Course Instructors:

Ron Trygar, CET -Ron is the Senior Training Specialist for Water and Wastewater programs at the University of Florida TREEO Center.  Previously he was the Wastewater Process Control Specialist at Hillsborough County Public Utilities in Tampa FL.  He has worked in the wastewater industry for more than thirty years in a variety of locations and positions. Ron became a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) in 1998 and has since provided training for associations and regulatory agencies such as FDEP; FW&PCOA Short Schools; USABlueBook; FWEA sponsored training events and local school environmental programs. Working alongside the FDEP Northeast District, Ron helped begin the FRWA/FDEP joint operator certification review classes that are still given around the state today.  Ron holds a Florida class A wastewater treatment operator’s license and a Florida class B drinking water operator’s license.

Charlie Martin, Ph.D.- has a Florida Class A Water and Wastewater Operator licenses. He has a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering, a BS in Biology/Expanded Physical Science and an AA degree in Chemistry. Charlie has just received his Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering at the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.

Presently Charlie is the Water/Wastewater Director for the City of Graceville.  There he has an Advanced Wastewater Treatment facility and directs a NELAC certified Drinking Water/Environmental Water Laboratory.

Phillip Brown - Has a Florida Class A Wastewater Operators License.  He is currently working on his B.S. degree in Environmental Science and his Certified Environmental Trainers certification.

Phillip has twenty-one years with the City of Jacksonville Beach currently holds the title of Operation Training Specialist.


Wastewater Class B Certification Review

Days 1-3 class starts at 8am and ends around 4:30pm

Day 4 class starts at 8am and ends at 3 pm

Breaks are provided during class

Lunch (1 hour) on your own each day

Day 1,


Day one math

Review activated sludge secondary treatment processes

Review activated sludge parameter relationships



Day 2,

Review day one / homework

Day two math

Activated Sludge Troubleshooting

Biological nitrogen removal

Biological phosphorus removal



Day 3,

Review day two / homework

Day three math

Chemical nutrient removal

Effluent filtration

Effluent disposal

Anaerobic digestion



Day 4,

Review day three / homework

Day 4 math


Rules & regs

Wrap up

Practice quiz / quiz review

Adjourn course