Alberta Environment and Water: Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program
The Alberta Environment and Water: Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program requires that operators have post secondary education, or equivalent, to meet the requirements for Levels III and IV certification. Certification program administrators across North America recognize that many operators have not had the opportunity to attend formal post secondary education programs. Therefore, the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) system can be utilized by operators to gain the equivalent of post secondary education.
In addition, effective January 1, 2005, operators in Alberta require between 0.6 and 3.6 CEU for renewal every 3-year renewal period. (In some cases, operators with multiple certificates require more than 3.6 CEU)
A Continuing Education Unit is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized, relevant continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction as approved by the certification authority.
Forty-five (45.0) CEU are considered adequate to be substituted for one year of formal post secondary education. In Alberta, relevance is determined on a case-by-case basis by Alberta Environment after consultation with the Alberta Environment Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee.
The Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association offers CEU approved courses. For a current list of AMHSA approved courses and their respect CEU value please follow the link: http://environment.alberta.ca/01631.html
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