DEP SOPs For Water Sampling & Meter Testing - Course 7810

DEP SOPs For Water Sampling & Meter Testing

  • In-Person Session FDEP OCP 04231030: CEUs 0.8 DS DW WW
  • In-Person Session: Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Virtual Session FDEP OCP 04231031: CEUs 0.4 DS DW WW
  • Virtual Session: Time:12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Virtual Students: will need both microphone and camera access NO EXCEPTIONS
  • FBPE Provider #0004021: 8 CEHs/ 4 CEHs
Coordinator Areiole Williams     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3877


This one day course provides an overview of DEP Standard Operating Procedures for the collection of surface water, wastewater and drinking water samples  with hands-on activities designed to illustrate SOP requirements and is the prerequisite for the Groundwater DEP SOP Course.   The class will also provide instruction in the proper calibration of field instruments used to measure common field testing parameters in water samples.   Instructors are DEP staff experienced with sampling and quality assurance topics.  The first day of the course consists of a morning classroom session, followed by instructor guided hands-on segments starting after lunch, with time allowed for questions and discussion about "real-world" scenarios encountered in the field.  An optional second day morning session will include a classroom segment and instructor guided hands-on segments on groundwater techniques(register separately).  Students will be divided into small groups for the hands-on portions of the course.  Class size is limited for both days of the course and also for the Groundwater DEP SOP Course.
DEP SOPs For This Course:
The following DEP SOPs are covered by this introductory course.
  • FA 1000 Regulatory Scope and Administrative Procedures for Use of DEP SOPs
  • FC 1000 Cleaning/Decontamination Procedures
  • FQ 1000 Field Quality Control Requirements
  • FS 1000 General Sampling Procedures
  • FS 2000 General Aqueous Sampling
  • FS 2100 Surface Water Sampling
  • FS 2300 Drinking Water Sampling
  • FS 2400 Wastewater Sampling
  • FT 1000 General Field Testing and Measurement
  • FT 1100 Field Measurement of Hydrogen Ion Activity (pH)
  • FT 1200 Field Measurement of Specific Conductance (Conductivity)
  • FT 1500 Field Measurement of Dissolved Oxygen (DO)
  • FT 1600 Field Measurement of Turbidity
  • FT 2000 Field Measurement of Residual Chlorine
SOPs (available in word or PDF) from:
What to bring
  • Note-taking supplies
  • Field-testing instruments: multi-meter which measures pH, conductivity, temperature, DO (only if use is a part of job duties)
  • Field-testing instrument calibration standards, if use is part of routine activities (instructors will only have supplies for one instrument)
Please wear field clothes and shoes and provide for protection from the sun and weather.

Link to Instructor Biographies


*One student per registration fee, CEUS will only be reported for registered students

*Please submit your license type/number before the last day of course instruction

DEP SOPs for Water Sampling & Meter Testing   

0800am- 0400pm

Course Schedule (students will be divided into smaller groups for the hands-on sessions


8:30-9:30 Morning classroom session 


9:40 Water Sampling Procedures

10:30 Field-testing instrument calibration 


1:15 Afternoon hands-on rotation sessions 


2:30 Afternoon hands-on rotation sessions 

3:30 Wrap-up classroom session (review of course topics and course evaluation)