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UPDATE: 2014 Western Hills Fall Conference has been canceled.

The Oklahoma Rural Water Association conducts a wide variety of training sessions and workshops throughout the State for water and wastewater system board members, managers, operators and bookkeepers. All of these classes are provided free of charge. Our training schedules are listed below.

For a PDF of this training list below click here.

All Training classes are DEQ approved for operator renewal.

If your system would like to host any of these types of classes, please let us know. 


ORWA's Annual Technical Conference & Exposition
April 14-16, 2015 Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott, Tulsa

ORWA's Operator Expo
June 24-25, 2015 Payne County Expo Center - 4518 Expo circle East Stillwater, OK 74074

Western Hills Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2015 Western Hills Lodge, Hulbert, OK


Management Training

(Free to all managers, operators, bookkeepers and board members)

These sessions provide the necessary four hours of annual training credit required for certified operators but are not limited to those needing training credit. The subjects covered are geared specifically to management and office personnel. The classes are very informative and we would like to encourage everyone to attend as many as they wish.

Lunch will be provided.  Please pre-register by calling 800-375-6792

Date Time Location Agenda Instructor
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Board Member Training

(Free to all board members)

These sessions are typically two evening classes and are provided for new board members of water districts to obtain their required six hours of training. This training is also for current board members needing to fulfill their continuing education.  Oklahoma State Law requires Board Members to complete 6 hours of continuing education every three years.  We would like to encourage all board members to attend, as these sessions provide very beneficial information for all.

Date Time Location Agenda Instructor
12-9-14 thru 12-10-14 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Choctaw Co. RWD #1 Office
340 S. Everidge
Grant OK 74738
click here for pdf Mark Matheson
1-12-15 thru 1-13-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Bowlegs-Lima Water Dept. Inc.
133 N. Main
Bowlegs OK 74830
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
1-19-15 thru 1-2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Kiamichi Technology Center (Talihina)
Hwy 63A & Vo-Tech Dr.
Talihina OK 74571
click here for pdf Kelley Brown
4-15-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Marriott Hotel
1902 E. 71st Street
Tulsa OK 74136
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
4-16-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Marriott Hotel
1902 E. 71st Street
Tulsa OK 74136
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
6-25-15 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Payne County Expo Center
4518 Expo Circle East
Stillwater OK 74075
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
9-17-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Western Hills Guest Ranch
Hwy 51 East of Wagoner
Hulbert OK 74441
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
9-18-15 8:00 AM to 12:45 PM Western Hills Guest Ranch
Hwy 51 East of Wagoner
Hulbert OK 74441
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
 

Operator Renewal

(Free to all managers, operators, bookkeepers and board members)

These sessions provide the necessary four hours of annual training credit required for certified operators. The classes are very informative and we would like to encourage everyone to attend as many as they wish. While not all classes require it, it is recommended you bring a calculator and pencil with you.

Date Time Location Agenda Instructor
12-10-14 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Choctaw Co. RWD #1 Office
340 S. Everidge
Grant OK 74738
click here for pdf Mark Matheson
12-11-14 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Asher Community Building
112 N. Division St.
Asher OK 74826
click here for pdf Richard DeShazo
1-14-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Afton Community Center
201 S. 1st
Afton OK 74331
click here for pdf Tim Wincapaw
1-16-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Tecumseh City Hall
114 N Broadway
Tecumseh OK 74873
click here for pdf Richard DeShazo
1-21-15 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Kiamichi Technology Center (McAlest
301 Kiamichi Dr
McAlester OK 74501
click here for pdf Carl Gray
4-15-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Marriott Hotel
1902 E. 71st Street
Tulsa OK 74136
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
4-16-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Marriott Hotel
1902 E. 71st Street
Tulsa OK 74136
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
4-29-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Southeast Expo Center
4500 W Hwy 270, Room 101
McAlester OK 74502
click here for pdf Richard DeShazo
4-29-15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Southeast Expo Center
4500 W Hwy 270, Room 101
McAlester OK 74502
click here for pdf Richard DeShazo
5-15-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Reynolds Wellness Center
1001 E Strothers
Seminole OK 74868
click here for pdf Richard DeShazo
5-15-15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Reynolds Wellness Center
1001 E Strothers
Seminole OK 74868
click here for pdf Richard DeShazo
6-25-15 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Payne County Expo Center
4518 Expo Circle East
Stillwater OK 74075
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
9-17-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Western Hills Guest Ranch
Hwy 51 East of Wagoner
Hulbert OK 74441
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
9-18-15 8:00 AM 12:45 PM Western Hills Guest Ranch
Hwy 51 East of Wagoner
Hulbert OK 74441
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
 

Operator Certification Training

Important Notice
Effective July 1, 2014 all ORWA sponsored operator certification classes will require pre-registration with ORWA and will be limited to a maximum of 30 persons, or the number of computers available at the testing site, whichever is lesser.
If you plan to attend an ORWA sponsored operator certification class, you must call ORWA at 1-800-375-6792 to pre-register before sending Exam Application to ODEQ. Upon pre-registration, if the class is not already full, you will be given a password that must be entered on the DEQ Exam Application. If the password is not on the exam application, then your application will not be approved by ODEQ for that class.

The password must be entered on line 2 of the exam application like the example below:
LOCATION and DATE OF EXAM YOU WISH TO TAKE: City _Okmulgee - Password_____ Date __mm/dd/yyyy_
Only persons who pre-register with ORWA will be allowed to take the exam, even if the exam application has been approved by ODEQ.
Pre-registration is not required for Board Member Training or Operator Renewal Training.

(Free to all water and wastewater operators)

These sessions are typically two day classes and are intended for operators wishing to either get certified or upgrade their existing certification.  All study material will be provided however you will need to bring a calculator

All DEQ applications must be turned in 3 weeks prior to training classes. No exceptions.

DEQ Certification Application

Class Date Time / Agenda Location Instructor
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 12-10-14 thru 12-11-14 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Red River Technology Center
3300 W. Bois D'Arc
Duncan OK 73533
JR Welch
Class D & C Water Certification Training 12-10-14 thru 12-11-14 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Indian Capital Tech Ctr.
240 Vo-Tech Rd
Tahlequah OK 74464
Randy Caskey
Class D & C Water Certification Training 12-17-14 thru 12-18-14 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Kiamichi Technology Center (Durant)
810 Waldron
Durant OK 74701
Randy Caskey
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 1-7-15 thru 1-8-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Johnston EMS Bldg
604 E 24th
Tishomingo OK 73460
JR Welch
 

Laboratory Certification Training

(Free to all water and wastewater operators, bookkeepers and board members)

These sessions are week long classes and are intended for operators wishing to obtain laboratory certification.
Classes are limited to 14 students so pre-registration is required.
You may contact the ORWA office if you are interested in these classes at 405/672-8925.

All DEQ applications must be turned in 3 weeks prior to training classes. No exceptions.

Class Date Time / Agenda Location Instructor
Class C Water Lab Certification Training 12-8-14 thru 12-11-14 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Chickasha Wastewater Plant
1200 E. Georgia St.
Chickasha OK 73018
Carl Gray
Class C Water Lab Certification Training 1-12-15 thru 1-15-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Spiro Fire Station
200 N Main St
Spiro OK 74959
Karl Potochnik
Class A & B Water Lab Certification Training
2-23-14 thru 2-26-15 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
click here for pdf
City of Sallisaw Water Treatment Plant
801 W. Eppler
Sallisaw OK 74955
Karl Potochnik