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MRWA Training Calendar

MRWA sponsored, accredited training sessions are held geographically across the state of Minnesota. Training sessions provide training in water operations, wastewater operations, nonmunicipal system operations, noncommunity nontransient system operations, management, wellhead protection, financial stability, board member development, security, and much more. Most sessions are offered free of charge. Certification credits are awarded.

To register for any MRWA class on-line: click on the date of the class.

CH
= Contact Hours Awarded. = MDH Exam Offered = MPCA Exam Offered
Renewal Hours needed per License: Class A - 32, Class B - 24, Class C - 16, Class D - 8, and Class E - 4.
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In an effort to make it easier for operators and administrators to find training in a one-stop location, simply browse our calendar listed below or click on the bookmarked hyperlinks. We have attempted to provide links to other pertinent training opportunities through other agencies; however, MRWA cannot be held responsible for changes to other agencies training sessions.

MRWA Training:
 MRWA Water TrainingMRWA Wastewater Training | MRWA Class D Small System Training (Non-Municipal & Nontransient Noncommunity) |
MRWA Class E Training (Nontransient Noncommunity & Non-Municipal) | Class E & D Small Public Water Systems Webinars**

Other Training Opportunities: Administrative/Management Training APWA Fall Workshops
 MDH/AWWA Water Training  |  MPCA Wastewater Training  | MWOA Wastewater Training  | AceOps Training  | Other Training 

MRWA Water Training
Date Location Topic Details Credit Hours Direct OR     Related Hours
Water  /  WW
April 8, 2021 Ranier Safe Drinking Water Act - Water O&M Limited In Person Attendance. See Agenda for restrictions 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
April 14, 2021 Elbow Lake Safe Drinking Water Act - Water O&M CLASS IS FULL 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
April 19, 2021 ONLINE - Virtual SDWA: AWIA and CyberSecurity for Utilities Register VIA ZOOM 2 CH - No Fee Direct Related
April 27, 2021 Shakopee Mdewakanton Emerging Contaminants PFAS Workshop & Hands on WW Treatment Training Class Limited to 30 Attendees 6 CH - No Fee Related Direct
To Be Rescheduled Elk River Water O&M To Be Rescheduled 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
May 18, 2021 Nisswa Sustainability Utility Management   6 CH - No Fee Related Related
May 19, 2021 Pipestone Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
May 26, 2021 Sauk Rapids Engineering for Non-Engineers   6 CH - Fee Related Related
June 15, 2021 Park Rapids Hydrant Repair Training   6 CH - Fee Direct Related
June 16, 2021 Bemidji Line Tracing   6 CH - Fee Direct Direct
June 23, 2021 Wahkon Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
June 29, 2021 Onamia SDWA Tribal System Training   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
June 30, 2021 Onamia SDWA Tribal System Training   4 CH - No Fee Direct Related
July 1, 2021 Hugo Hydrant Repair Training   6 CH - Fee Direct Related
July 14, 2021 Chisago City Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
July 20, 2021 Elbow Lake Specialized Distribution & Collection Training   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
July 20, 2021 Rushford Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
July 22, 2021 Annandale Specialized Distribution & Collection Training   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
July 27, 2021 Moose Lake Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
July 29, 2021 Slayton Line Tracing   6 CH - Fee Direct Direct
August 10, 2021 Stewartville Hydrant Repair Training   6 CH - Fee Direct Related
August 12, 2021 Frost Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
August 17, 2021 Faribault Line Tracing   6 CH - Fee Direct Direct
August 24-26, 2021 St. Cloud 37th Annual Water & Wastewater Technical Conference - Read 2021 Conference Announcement Moved from March 2-4, 2021 16 CH - Fee Direct Direct
August 31, 2021 Thief River Falls Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
September 2, 2021 Eden Prairie Hydrant Repair Training   6 CH - Fee Direct Related
September 23, 2021 Waconia 12th Annual Operator EXPO   6 CH - Fee Direct Related
September 28-30 2021 St. Cloud  Water & Wastewater Certification Refresher & Exam   12 CH - Fee Direct Related
October 13, 2021 St. Cloud Financing Your Community Projects   6 CH - Fee Related Related
October 20, 2021 St. Cloud Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention   6 CH - Fee Related Related
October 27, 2021 St. Cloud Winterizing Your Water System   6 CH - Fee Related Related
November 3, 2021 Morristown Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
November 17, 2021 Mountain Iron Water O&M   6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
MRWA Wastewater Training
Date Location Topic Add Event to Your Calendar Credit Hours Direct OR     Related Hours
WW    /Water
April 7, 2021 Ranier Wastewater O&M Limited In Person Attendance. See Agenda for restrictions 6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
April 27, 2021 Shakopee Mdewakanton Emerging Contaminants PFAS Workshop & Hands on WW Treatment Training   Class limited to 30 Attendees 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
May 5, 2021 Lake Benton Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
May 18, 2021 Nisswa Sustainability Utility Management   6 CH - No Fee Related Related
May 25, 2021 Ada Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
May 26, 2021 Sauk Rapids Engineering for Non-Engineers   6 CH - Fee Related Related
June 16, 2021 Bemidji Line Tracing   6 CH - Fee Direct Direct
June 24, 2021 Wahkon Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
July 13, 2021 Forest Lake Wastewater Collection   6 CH - Fee Direct Related
July 21, 2021 Rushford Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
July 29, 2021 Slayton Line Tracing   6 CH - Fee Direct Direct
August 17, 2021 Faribault Line Tracing   6 CH - Fee Direct Direct
August 18, 2021 Dodge Center Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
August 24-26, 2021 St. Cloud 37th Annual Water & Wastewater Technical Conference Read 2021 Conference Announcement Moved from March 2-4, 2021 16 CH - Fee Direct Direct
September 1, 2021 Thief River Falls Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
September 23, 2021 Waconia 12th Annual Operator EXPO   6 CH - Fee Direct Related
September 28-30 2021 St. Cloud  Water & Wastewater Certification Refresher & Exam   12 CH - Fee Direct Related
October 5, 2021 Blackduck Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
November 2, 2021 Tower Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
December 7, 2021 Badger Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
December 14, 2021 Elbow Lake Wastewater O&M   6 CH- No Fee Direct Related
MRWA Class D Training (Non-Municipal and Nontransient Noncommunity)

**MRWA is hosting online 1 hour CEU webinars that meet the criteria for Class D and E Small Public Water Systems training. Notices of these webinars are sent 2 weeks prior to each webinar by EMAIL.  Please email MRWA your email address at mrwa@mrwa.com  to be included in receiving these webinar notices. An email address will be required to register for these online remote training webinars.**
TBD - TO BE RESCHEDULED TBD Class D Small Public Water Systems EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED 8 CH - No Fee
MRWA Class E Training (Nontransient Noncommunity and Non-Municipal )
EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED TBD Class E Small Public Water Systems EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED 4 CH - No Fee
April 13, 2021 WEBINAR ONLINE Class E & D - Chlorination of Drinking Water Systems Register by Zoom Link 2 CH - NO Fee
Other Training Opportunities
MDH/AWWA Water Training
Minnesota Department of Health Training Schedule * AWWA Training Page
Water Operator Exam Dates

Various Locations
Check out Link for Exam Dates
March 30 - April 2, 2021* Earle Brown Conference Center - Brooklyn Center Metro Water Operators School *plans are being made to have sessions virtually more information will be posted when available Contact Jeanette Boothe, 651-201-4697 or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655 for more information
October 19-21, 2021 Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead Northwest Water Operators School   Contact Dean Sletten, dean.sletten@apexenggroup.com or 701-373-7998 for more information
April 5-7, 2022 Earle Brown Conference Center - Brooklyn Center Metro Water Operators School   Contact Stew Thornley, stew.thornley@state.mn.us or 651-201-4655 for more information
April 19-21, 2022 Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids Northeast Water Operators School   Contact Wade Klingsporn, wade.klingsporn@vcc.edu for more information
September 14-17, 2021 Duluth AWWA Annual Conference   Contact Roger Scharf roger.scharf@jacobs.com or 651-365-8539 for more information
Various Dates Various Locations Well Management Courses Link   Contact: Tom Alvarez, 651-201-4581
AceOps Training in Northern Iowa
Various in 2021 Locations in Iowa TBD   Register at: www.aceops.org
         
MPCA Wastewater Training
February 9, 2021 Online-Virtual Compliance and Enforcement mini session All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
February 23, 2021 Online-Virtual Activated Sludge mini session All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
March 9, 2021 Online-Virtual Collections Systems mini session All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
March 16-17, 2021 Online-Virtual 46th Collection System Operators & 83rd Wastewater Operations 2021 Annual Conferences All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
March 23-24, 2021 Marriott Northwest - Brooklyn Park Collection System Operators Exam Refreshers Class SA/SB/SC/SD and Wastewater Operations Exam Refreshers Class A/B/C/D - classes limited All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
March 29, 2021 Online-Virtual Biological Nutrient Removal mini session All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
April 6-8, 2021 Best Western Plus - New Ulm Type IV Basic (Land Application of Biosolids) - exams offered on the last day. All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
April 20-21, 2021 Online-Virtual Type V Refresher (Spray Irrigation) All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
June 16, 2021 General Repair, Vadnais Heights Pump Workshop All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
May 10-11, 2021 Online-Virtual Stabilization Ponds Seminar All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
May 17-19, 2021 Online-Virtual Stabilization Ponds Seminar, exam offered in person on May 20 at Holiday Inn in Lakeville. All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
May 26-27, 2021 Online-Virtual Type IV Refresher (Land Application of Biosolids) All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
June 15-17, 2021 Baymont by Wyndham, Owatonna Type V Basic (Spray Irrigation) All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
June 16, 2021 General Repair, Vadnais Heights Pump Workshop All in-person events subject to COVID19 policies and protocols until further notice Registration and questions: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or 651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
MWOA Wastewater Training
July 27-30, 2021 Grand Rapids MWOA Annual Conference. WW Exam testing offered by MPCA on-site.   Visit www.mwoa.net for details
Other Related Training Opportunities
TBD St. Cloud MCFOA Clerks Conference   Visit: https://www.mcfoa.org/confinfo
2021 Various Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association   Visit: www.mmua.org
Distance Learning Various Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento Visit: www.owp.csus.edu
Administrative/Management Training Opportunities

= MDH Exam Offered at Session  
To register to take the MDH Water Exam, you must complete an MDH Exam Application and submit to Noel Hansen at the MDH Office (address on exam form). Exam application must be submitted to MDH at least 15 days prior to the exam.

= MPCA Exam Offered at Session
To register to take the MPCA Wastewater Exam, you must complete an MPCA Exam Application and submit to Tracy Finch at the MPCA Office (address on exam form). Exam application must be submitted to MPCA at least 15 days prior to the exam.




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