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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 12-13, 2016 2501 Conference Dr, Norman, OK 73069

ORWA's Operator Expo
June 14, 2016 Payne County Expo Center - 4518 Expo circle East Stillwater, OK 74074

Western Hills Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2015 Sequoyah 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
8-3-15 thru 8-4-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Muskogee Co. RWD #2 Office 2310 S. Woodland
Muskogee OK 74403
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
8-24-15 thru 8-25-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM McIntosh Co. RWD #9 Office
1/4 mile S. of I-40 on Hwy 150
Checotah OK 74426
click here for pdf Kelley Brown
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
9-21-15 thru 9-22-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Okmulgee RWD #6 Office
11003 Hectorville Rd
Mounds OK 74047
click here for pdf Kelley Brown
 

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
8-6-15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Oklahoma Water Resources Board
3800 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City OK 73118
click here for pdf Carl Gray
8-11-15 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Wagoner City Public Library
302 N. Main
Wagoner OK 74467
click here for pdf Don Goforth
9-17-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sequoyah Lodge Fall Conference
Hwy 51 East of Wagoner
Hulbert OK 74441
click here for pdf ORWA TEAM
9-18-15 8:00 AM to 12:45 PM Sequoyah lodge Fall Conference
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 8-24-15 thru 8-25-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W. 33rd St
Ada OK 74820
Carl Gray
Class D & C Water Certification Training 8-26-15 thru 8-27-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W. 33rd St
Ada OK 74820
Carl Gray
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 9-21-15 thru 9-22-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Lawton City Hall
212 SW 9th
Lawton OK 73501
Carl Gray
Class D & C Water Certification Training 9-23-15 thru 9-245-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Lawton City Hall
212 SW 9th
Lawton OK 73501
Carl Gray
 

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 A & B Wastewater Lab Certification Training 8-24-15 thru 8-27-15 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
click here for pdf
Muldrow Fire Station
101 S. Main
Muldrow OK 74948
Karl Potochnik
Class A & B Water Lab Certification Training 9-14-15 thru 9-17-15 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
click here for pdf
Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant
61500 E 284 Rd
Grove OK 74344
Karl Potochnik
Class C Water Lab Certification Training 10-5-15 thu 10-8-15 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
click here for pdf
Wagoner Public Library
302 N Main St.
Wagoner OK 74467
Ann-Louise Potochnik