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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) | Board Training - System Planning & Mgmt | MRWA / Soderholm Backflow Prevention Classes
Other Training Opportunities: Administrative/Management Training APWA Fall Workshops
 MDH/AWWA Water Training  |  MPCA Wastewater Training  | MWOA Wastewater Training  | AceOps Training  | Vermilion Community College Water Training  | Other Training 

MRWA Water Training
Date Location Topic Add Event to Your Calendar Credit Hours Direct OR     Related Hours
Water  /  WW
October 10-12, 2018 St. Cloud NEW: A&B Water & Wastewater and SD & SC Collections:
Water & Wastewater Certification & Exam Refresher
Add to Outlook 12 CH - Fee Direct Direct
October 16, 2018 St. Cloud Financing Your Community Projects Add to Outlook 6 CH - Fee Related Related
October 17, 2018 New Ulm Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention Add to Outlook 6 CH - Fee Direct Related
October 18, 2018 St. Cloud Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention Add to Outlook 6 CH - Fee Direct Related
October 24, 2018 St. Cloud Winterizing Your Water System Add to Outlook 6 CH - Fee Direct Related
November 7, 2018 Clarks Grove Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training Add to Outlook 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
November 7, 2018 Warren Hydrant Repair Training Add to Outlook 3 CH - No Fee Direct Related
November 28, 2018 Waite Park Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training Add to Outlook 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
December 5, 2018 Mountain Iron Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training Add to Outlook 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
March 5-7, 2019 St. Cloud 35th Annual Water & Wastewater Technical Conference Add to Outlook 16 CH - Fee Direct Direct
March 3-5, 2020 St. Cloud 36th Annual Water & Wastewater Technical Conference Add to Outlook 16 CH - Fee Direct Direct
             
MRWA Wastewater Training
Date Location Topic Add Event to Your Calendar Credit Hours Direct OR     Related Hours
WW    /Water
October 10-12, 2018 St. Cloud NEW: A&B Water & Wastewater and SD & SC Collections:
Water & Wastewater Certification & Exam Refresher
Add to Outlook 12 CH - Fee Direct Direct
October 24, 2018 Kettle River Wastewater O&M Add to Outlook 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
October 30, 2018 Glencoe Wastewater O&M Add to Outlook 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
December 12, 2018 Elbow Lake Wastewater O&M Add to Outlook 6 CH - No Fee Direct Related
             
MRWA Board Training - System Planning & Management Sessions
TBD TBD System Planning & Management   4 CH - No Fee Related Related
MRWA Class D Training (Non-Municipal and Nontransient Noncommunity)
TBD TBD Class D Small Public Water Systems   8 CH - No Fee
MRWA Class E Training (Nontransient Noncommunity and Non-Municipal )
November 27, 2018 Redwood Falls Class E Small Public Water Systems   4 CH - No Fee
December 4, 2018 Bemidji Class E Small Public Water Systems   4 CH - No Fee
December 19, 2018 Scandia Class E Small Public Water Systems   4 CH - No Fee
MRWA/Soderholm Backflow Prevention Classes  - (to register for any class, click on the date of the class)
TBD Soderholm & Associates, 7150 143rd Ave NW, Ramsey, MN 55303 Backflow Tester Certification Class ASSE 5110 & Rebuilder Certification ASSE 5130 - One Day Session (Limited to 5 attendees: water operations specialists or cross connection program administrators only)   8 hours - $125 fee
TBD Soderholm & Associates, 7150 143rd Ave NW, Ramsey, MN 55303 COMBINED - Backflow Tester Certification Class ASSE 5110 & Rebuilder Certification ASSE 5130 - 60 hours (Limited to 20 attendees: prerequisite minimum 5-years of industry related experience)   40/60 hours - $1,200 fee
TBD Soderholm & Associates, 7150 143rd Ave NW, Ramsey, MN 55303 RECERTIFICATION ASSE 5110 & ASSE 5120 Class - 8 hour recertification class. (Students must already have the ASSE 5110 certification class to attend.)   8 hours - $375 fee
December 17, 2018 Soderholm & Associates, 7150 143rd Ave NW, Ramsey, MN 55303 RECERTIFICATION ASSE 5110 & ASSE 5120 Class - 8 hour recertification class. (Students must already have the ASSE 5110 certification class to attend.)   8 hours - $375 fee
         
Other Training Opportunities
MDH/AWWA Water Training
Minnesota Department of Health Training Schedule * AWWA Training Page
October 17, 2018 St. John's University - Collegeville Central Water Operators School   Contact Bill Schluenz, 302-252-6822 for more information
October 23-25, 2018 Detroit Lakes Northwest Water Operators School Contract Dan Portlock, 218-329-3875 for more information
October 31, 2018 Maple Grove Suburban Utility Superintendents Association   Contact Eric Volk, 763-635-1361 for more information
April 2-4, 2019 Earle Brown Conference Center - Brooklyn Center Metro Water Operators School   Contact Jeanette Boothe, 951-201-4697 or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655 for more information
May 8-10, 2019 Timberlake Lodge - Grand Rapids Northeast Water Operators School   Contact Cory Lubovich, 218-262-7725 for more information
September 17-20, 2019 Duluth - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Minnesota American Water Works Association Annual Conference   Contact Rob Isabel, 651-252-3716 for more information
March 31-April 2, 2020 Earle Brown Conference Center - Brooklyn Center Metro Water Operators School   Contact Jeanette Boothe, 951-201-4697 or Stew Thornley, 651-201-4655 for more information
September 22-25, 2020 Duluth - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Minnesota American Water Works Association Annual Conference   Contact Rob Isabel, 651-252-3716 for more information
Various Dates Various Locations Well Management Courses Link   Contact: Tom Alvarez, 651-201-4581
Vermilion Community College - Small Systems Water Training
TBD Ely - SWAMP     Contact Advanced Minnesota at 218-262-7270 for more information.
AceOps Training in Northern Iowa
Various in 2018 Locations in Iowa TBD   Register at: www.aceops.org
         
MPCA Wastewater Training
October 9-11, 2018 Brainerd Stabilization Pond Seminar   Registration and exam information: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or
651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
October 23-24, 2018 Mankato Type IV Refresher (Land Application of Biosolids)   Registration and exam information: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or
651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
November 13-15, 2018 Vadnais Heights Collection System Basic   Registration and exam information: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or
651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
November 28, 2018 New Prague Pump Workshop   Registration and exam information: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or
651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
December 11-13, 2018 Vadnais Heights Wastewater Treatment Basic   Registration and exam information: Annaliza Heesch at annaliza.heesch@state.mn.us  or
651-757-2591 or 800-657-3864
MWOA Wastewater Training
October 10, 2018 TBD Collection Workshop   Visit www.mwoa.net for details
April 3, 2019 TBD Collection Workshop   Visit www.mwoa.net for details
October 9, 2019 TBD Collection Workshop   Visit www.mwoa.net for details
April 8, 2020 TBD Collection Workshop   Visit www.mwoa.net for details
October 7, 2020 TBD Collection Workshop   Visit www.mwoa.net for details
Other Related Training Opportunities
2018 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
April 15-17, 2019 Eden Prairie Supervisory Leadership and Management Course (by Van Potter)

Depending on demand, either the basic, or the advanced course will be offered.
This training provides “Industry Specific” leadership training to managers, supervisors, foremen, and prospective leaders working for public works, utilities and city government organizations.  This unique leadership development course helps future and current leaders better understand their employees to create a more effective partnership in achieving success in the workplace.  Class size is limited to 33.  Hundreds of Minnesota public works leaders and employees have attended this exciting class series at Eden Prairie and are daily using the principles of leadership taught by instructor Van Potter.

For information about the class, contact Rick Wahlen at (952) 294-5908 or rwahlen@edenprairie.org 

The institute website is:  www.puwwmi.org
October 1-3, 2019 Eden Prairie Supervisory Leadership and Management Course (by Van Potter) Depending on demand, either the basic, or the advanced course will be offered. This training provides “Industry Specific” leadership training to managers, supervisors, foremen, and prospective leaders working for public works, utilities and city government organizations.  This unique leadership development course helps future and current leaders better understand their employees to create a more effective partnership in achieving success in the workplace.  Class size is limited to 33.  Hundreds of Minnesota public works leaders and employees have attended this exciting class series at Eden Prairie and are daily using the principles of leadership taught by instructor Van Potter. For information about the class, contact Rick Wahlen at (952) 294-5908 or rwahlen@edenprairie.org 

The institute website is:  www.puwwmi.org

= 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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