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Class Name  Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator Class B Online (DW02014201 8.0 CEU)
Description  The Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator Class B Online course is a self-paced course that meets the core subject area requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Operator Knowledge Base Manual, providing the training required by rule for the Florida Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator Class B examination. Students must complete the course within 6 months of enrollment.

This course contains an introduction, 20 lessons, an appendix, and a glossary of terms. The 20 lessons cover:

Lesson 1: Water Sources and Treatment
Lesson 2: Chemical Treatment and Addition
Lesson 3: Sedimentation
Lesson 4: Filtration - Part 1
Lesson 5: Filtration - Part 2
Lesson 6: Fluoridation
Lesson 7: Iron and Manganese Control
Lesson 8: Regulation
Lesson 9: Taste and Odor Control
Lesson 10: Disinfection
Lesson 11: Hazardous Materials
Lesson 12: Disinfection Byproducts
Lesson 13: Corrosion Control
Lesson 14: Softening
Lesson 15: Pumps and Motors
Lesson 16: Energy Conservation
Lesson 17: Distribution
Lesson 18: Math
Lesson 19: Management Practices
Lesson 20: Laboratory Procedures

The course is self-paced and each lesson provides a slide presentation that has been converted to an HTML5 file. The device being used to access the course content must have the latest version of an internet browser installed. We also recommend a display resolution of 1024 X 768.

The online course does not provide an audio narrative. The student visually observes the slide presentation. There is a brief quiz provided after each lesson for the student to assess his or her learning experience - to determine whether the information has been understood.

There is a final exam, consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions, provided on-line after the student completes all of the course lessons. The program provides the student with three opportunities to pass the exam with a score of 70% or better. After the student successfully completes the course lessons and passes the final exam, the FW&PCOA will mail the student a certificate of completion. This certificate is used when applying to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for the Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator Class B licensing exam, to demonstrate completion of the requisite training course.

The FW&PCOA offers an optional course book for the on-line course. If you are interested in purchasing this 472-page book for an additional $49 (includes shipping), please contact the Program Administrator at

Please note, FDEP requires that you have an active Florida Class C license to sit for a Class B licensing exam.

Class Start:  9/10/2016
Class End:  9/10/2021
Price  $300.00

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