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MN AWWA is proud to offer Professional Operator Development Training

The Professional Operator Development (POD) program is an 8-week course where each week the attendees will be given training materials and working assignments.

The goal of the course is to build competence, confidence, and understanding of public water system knowledge necessary for the successful operations and management of any water utility
in Minnesota.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • General Math
  • Filtration
  • Membrane & Ion Exchange
  • Disinfection
  • Water Quality
  • Regulations
  • Source Water
  • Sampling



What POD is POD is an instructor led series of lectures, hands-on-lessons, and facility tours designed to enhance an operator’s knowledge of the basic principles necessary to successfully operate and direct the operation of an advanced public water system
What POD is not POD is not designed or intended to be an A or B examination prep course.  Those who take the A or B water operator examination following this course will be more than adequately prepared to earn their certification, provided they study on their own and put-forth the effort to learn throughout the POD program.  POD does not teach the test
Class Details

Dates: Every Tuesday from January 28 - March 17, 2020

Location(s): Minneapolis Water Plant

Time: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm (with a 1-hr lunch from 11:30-12:30)

Class size: minimum of 15 students, maximum of 25 students

Cost: The fee for this 8-week course is $300.00.

You must already have your Class C license.

Each week you attend is worth 6 (six) contact hours

Registration:  OPEN NOW

Cancellation  The course cancellation policy is that at least 15 students must be signed up two weeks prior to the first day of class.  If the minimum is met, MN AWWA will continue to recruit more students in hopes of reaching the maximum.  If the minimum number of 15 students are NOT enrolled by Thursday, January 23, 2020 , the course will be cancelled and those who signed up will be notified of the cancellation.  Another class will be offered when practical.
Logistics Snacks and beverages will be provided by MN AWWA.  Students must provide their own lunch.  The instructor will review with the class the necessary office supplies you must bring.  Be prepared to provide your own notebook paper pens, pencils, calculator and ruler for the class.  Each student will receive textbook/workbook handouts at each class.  Materials for each subject area will be distributed incrementally one-week in advance.  The text and training materials are the property of MN AWWA and are provided for paying student members of the POD program.  Distribution of the training materials to anyone outside the class will be copyright infringement. This will be reviewed in detail at the first session.
Student Responsibilities  All students attending this class are expected to attend 6 hours of instruction each Tuesday and perform assigned homework in advance of the next class.  Students who study the material outside of class and prepare in advance for the next session will be highly successful in learning the principles taught by the instructor.  Each student will get out of the class what he or she puts into it.
Operator Certification Exam An Operator Certification Exam for students attending this POD course will be offered at the Metro District Water Operator School at 8:30 AM on April 2nd at the Earle Brown Center shortly after the conclusion of this course.
Contact Us

2355 Fairview Ave North, #117
Roseville, MN 55113
612. 216. 5004