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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
4-8-15 thru 4-9-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Comanche Co RWD #3
5845 SE 90th S
Lawton OK 73501
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
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
4-20-15 thru 4-21-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Garvin Co. RWD #6 Office
1.5 miles E. of Hwy 77 on Hwy 29
Wynnewood OK 73098
click here for pdf Mark Matheson
4-20-15 thru 4-21-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Kay Electric Headquarters
300 W Doolin-Kay Room, East Side of
Blackwell OK 74631
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
4-27-15 thru 4-28-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Boland Park Community Building
515 Court Street
Caddo OK 74729
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
4-29-15 thru 4-30-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Southeast Expo Center
4500 W Hwy 270, Room 101
McAlester OK 74502
click here for pdf Kelley Brown
5-11-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Atoka Co RWD #4 Office
337 E. Hwy 3
Atoka OK 74525
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
5-11-15 thru 5-12-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM High Plains Technology Center
3921 34th Street
Woodward OK 73801
click here for pdf Kelley Brown
5-11-15 thru 5-12-15 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 1st Bank and Trust
301 W. Main
Ardmore OK 73401
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
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
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
 

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
3-24-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sequoyah Co. Water Office
3320 W. Cherokee
Sallisaw OK 74955
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
3-24-15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sequoyah Co Water Office
3320 W Cherokee
Sallisaw OK 74965
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
3-26-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Tipton City Hall
100 W. Main
Tipton OK 73570
click here for pdf Tim Wincapaw
3-31-15 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Lone Chimney Community Center
Hwy 18 & 5400 Rd on East side of Rd
Glencoe OK 74032
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
4-2-15 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Green Country Technology Center
1100 N. Loop 56
Okmulgee OK 74447
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
4-21-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Garvin Co RWD #6 Office
117 N. Dean A McGee
Wynnewood OK 73098
click here for pdf Mark Matheson
4-21-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Court Building
110 E Main
Jones OK 73049
click here for pdf Tim Wincapaw
4-22-15 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Kaw City Municipal Bldg
900 Morgan Square
Kaw City OK 74641
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
4-23-15 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Western Technology Center (Weather
2605 E. Main
Weatherford OK 73096
click here for pdf Carl Gray
4-28-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Garber City Hall
437 Main St.
Garber OK 73738
click here for pdf Tim Wincapaw
4-28-15 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Boland Park Community Building
515 Court Street
Caddo OK 74729
click here for pdf Anita Earnest
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 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ringwood City Hall
200 N Main
Ringwood OK 73768
click here for pdf Tim Wincapaw
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
5-5-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wynona Town Hall
315 W. Osage St.
Wynona OK 74084
click here for pdf Tim Wincapaw
5-5-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ardmore Public Works Department
317 Veterans Blvd.
Ardmore OK 73401
click here for pdf Mark Matheson
5-5-15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Ardmore Public Works Department
317 Veterans Blvd.
Ardmore OK 73401
click here for pdf Mark Matheson
5-6-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM State Park Activity Center
25768 US Hwy 270
Wister OK 74966
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
5-6-15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM State Park Activity Center
25768 US Hwy 27
Wister OK 74966
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
5-7-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Community Center
120 E. Cherokee
Delaware OK 74027
click here for pdf Tim Wincapaw
5-12-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Atoka Co RWD #4 Office
337 E. Hwy 3
Atoka OK 74525
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
5-12-15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Atoka Co RWD #4 Office
337 E. Hwy 3
Atoka OK 74525
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
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
5-22-15 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wildcat Center
106 E Campus D
Ames OK 73718
click here for pdf Richard DeShazo
6-2-15 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Purcell Multi-Purpose Center
1400 Chandler Rd
Purcell OK 73080
click here for pdf Kelly Matheson
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 Water Certification Training 3-24-15 thru 3-25-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
Ketchum Public Works Bldg.
349 N. Main
Ketchum OK 74301
Randy Caskey
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 3-25-15 thru 3-26-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
Wagoner City Public Library
302 N. Main
Wagoner OK 74467
Mark Matheson
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 3-26-15 thru 3-27-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
Ketchum City Hall
258 Broadway
Ketchum OK 74301
Randy Caskey
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 4-6-15 thru 4-7-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W. 33rd St
Ada OK 74820
Carl Gray
Class D & C Water Certification Training 4-8-15 thru 4-9-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W. 33rd St
Ada OK 74820
Carl Gray
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 4-22-15 thru 4-23-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
Chandler Distribution Warehouse
902 Joe Long National Dr.
Chandler OK 74834
JR Welch
Class D & C Water Certification Training 4-27-15 thru 4-28-15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
click here for pdf
McCurtain Co RWD #8 Office
1.25 Miles N. of Hwys 70 & 59
Broken Bow OK 74728
Mark Matheson
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 4-29-15 thru 4-30-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
McCurtain Co RWD #8 Office
1.25 Miles N. of Hwys 70 & 59
Broken Bow OK 74728
Mark Matheson
Class D & C Water Certification Training 5-19-15 thru 5-20-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
OPSU Building-Guymon
304 NW 6th St.
Guymon OK 73942
Randy Caskey
Class D & C Water Certification Training 5-19-15 thru 5-20-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
Vici City Hall
106 W Broadway
Vici OK 73859
Kelly Matheson
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 5-21-15 thru 5-22-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
Vici City Hall
106 W Broadway
Vici OK 73859
Kelly Matheson
Class D & C Wastewater Certification Training 5-21-15 thru 5-22-15 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
click here for pdf
OPSU Building-Guymon
304 NW 6th St.
Guymon OK 73942
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 A & B Wastewater Lab Certification Training 4-13-15 thru 4-16-15 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
click here for pdf
Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture
2800 N Lincoln
Oklahoma City OK 73105
Karl Potochnik