Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations D-Licensure Online - Course 99

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations D-Licensure Online

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  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04131062: CEUs: 4.0 WW
Coordinator Sienna Horton     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3874

This wastewater treatment 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 wastewater treatment plant and effluent disposal system. This Class D wastewater course is perfect for the owner of a very small wastewater treatment plant (package-type treatment plant) typically found at a mobile home park, campground or hotel/motel, who wants to operate and maintain his/her own wastewater treatment 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 (package-type) wastewater 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 wastewater collection system. This course is Not Required to take the FDEP Class D Wastewater Treatment Operator exam.  

About the Course

This self-paced Wastewater 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 "Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants", Vol. I, 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, see the FDEP Operator Certification Program Handbook.

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.)



  • Pollution Control
    • Why Treat Wastes?
    • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Preliminary Treatment
    • Introduction to Preliminary Treatment
    • Bar Screens and Racks
    • Comminution
    • Grit Removal
  • Primary Treatment
    • Sedimentation and Flotation
    • Clarification
    • Combined Sedimentation Digestion Systems
    • Metric Calculations
  • Fixed Film Processes
    • Intro to Trickling Filter Processes
    • Trickling Filter Operations and Maintenance
    • Hydraulics and Organics
    • Metric Calculations
    • RBC Process Control Process Operation
  • Suspended Growth Systems
    • Basic Process Concepts
    • Extended Aeration Package Plants
    • Oxidation Ditches
    • Operational Specifications, Calculations
  • Disinfection, Chlorination
    • Need for Disinfection
    • Chlorination Process
    • Chlorine Safety
    • Equipment and Maintenance
    • Dechlorination
  • Pond Systems
    • Waste Treatment Pond Process
    • Pond Startup Operation and Handling
    • Design Parameters and Holding