Course Description

  • CEUs: 4.0
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04251020: CEUs: 4.0 DS DW WW
  • FBPE Provider #0004021: 40 CEHs

Course coordinator: Areiole Williams areiole.williams@treeo.ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3877

For assistance with this online course, please contact questions@ad.ufl.edu

This self-paced course meets the prerequisites of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Operator Certification Program (OCP) for taking the Level 3 (entry level) and Level 2 (mid-level) Water Distribution System Operator state exam. This course consists of online exercises, presentations, self-graded quizzes/tests and a final exam. The instructional materials will allow the student to comprehend the basic operation, maintenance and troubleshooting fundamentals of a community water distribution system.

You have six months to complete your course from your registration date.
You must complete each assignment with a minimum score of 70% in order to move on to the final exam.


Requirements for Online Courses:

  • You should be computer literate and familiar with PC-based systems to participate in the online courses
  • Prepayment is required before you will receive log-in information, including address and password
  • You must provide an email address at time of registration/payment
  • Courses must be completed within six months from your date of registration.
  • Certificate will be issued on the date you pass the final exam with 70% or higher.

System Requirements:

  • Pentium computer or comparable
  • Speakers and soundcard
  • Internet Connection – 28.8 minimum
  • Web browser – Netscape Navigator 4.0 or newer or Internet Explorer 4.0 or newer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher (Download free from WebCT site.)

Accessing the course:

  • Student will receive course access email once the registration has been processed by our office during normal business hours.
  • Once the registration has been processed by our office, you can expect the following:
  • You'll receive an email with your username and password for this training.
  • Follow the link to get started.
  • You will need to type in your username and password as it is shown in your welcome email.
  • Make sure you save this email to access the course each time.
  • Keep in mind that you must pass each assignment with a score of 70% or greater, and then you'll be provided access to the final exam.

If you are unsure about any of these requirements, please contact us before you register, and we'll be happy to assist.

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Learner Outcomes

Topics include:

  • Water storage facilities
  • Operation and maintenance of water mains and valves
  • Water quality issues
  • Troubleshooting
  • Disinfection
  • Safety   


Required Textbooks (included with registration fee in the continental U.S. only.) Additional fees will apply for international shipping. Please contact us with any questions prior to registering if you are outside of the U.S.

"Water Distribution System, Operation and Maintenance", seventh edition, 2018

You will need to provide a physical street address as FedEx does not deliver to P.O. boxes. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. Books will be shipped out after your registration has been processed and payment is made. You are able to begin the course and familiarize yourself with the course content before the books arrive.


Students, please be aware to qualify for the state exam you will need either a high school diploma or a Florida Department of Education approved GED.  Online GEDs are not accepted by FDEP.

This course is for anyone interested in gaining knowledge of operation and maintenance of a community drinking water distribution system including owners, managers, supervisors, chief operators, shift operators, trainees, underground utility construction and maintenance workers. This course is approved to take the FDEP Level 3 (entry level) and    Level 2 (mid-level) Water Distribution System Operator exam. 

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Section Title
Water Distribution Level 2 & 3 Online Full Course
Start Now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
WDS Level 2-3 Online 2024 non-credit $455.00
Drop Request Deadline
Transfer Request Deadline
Section Notes
  • This course is asynchronous, meaning you can sign up any time throughout the year.
  • You have six months from the date of your registration to complete your course in full. No extensions.
  • Each student must use their own unique email address at registration. Multiple students cannot use the same email address.
  • If registering for an employee, you can request documentation and confirmation once the registration is completed.
  • This course is powered by Kirkwood, so you will receive login instructions via email.
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