Course Description

  • CEUs: No OCP Credit for Review Classes
  • Time Day 1-4: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Time Day 5: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00pm

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

This five day course will cover day to day operations and useful information on many of the relevant topics that appear on the Florida Class C Wastewater Test. It is designed to provide study guidance and offer need-to-know information before you sit for your exam. This course will reduce testing apprehension and increase your confidence. Provide knowledge for day to day operations and useful information. Before you schedule your test,  please allow sufficient study time after you take the course to fully prepare for the exam. 

Learner Outcomes

Subjects covered:

  • Wastewater math
  • Rules and regulations
  • Disinfection
  • Safety
  • Activated sludge processes


Who should take this course?

Entry level water operators who are looking to take the Level 3 or Class "C" Florida Department of Environmental Protection Wastewater Treatment Operator exam.

Approved Florida Department of Environmental Protection wastewater treatment training course should be completed before taking this exam prep course.


"I wanted to thank both of you for the review class a couple of weeks ago.  I came to Gainesville with no knowledge about wastewater, but when I left I was able to understand the majority.  Once I got home, I took a week to absorb the information you guys taught, and it just clicked. I even asked some of our senior operators to explain a couple of things to me, but this just confused me.  When I gave them the scenarios you used about the front of the class being “bugs taking oxygen from nitrates and nitrites, and the explanation Charlie used about grabbing all of the candy and holding it until there was time to eat all the candy, they told not to bother anymore because I understood it.  These analogies are the type of things I needed to comprehend the different processes.  That being said, I took the exam yesterday, and passed with a 93.  There is no way I could have achieved this score without the help from both of you."

 "Just wanted to a give you a big thanks, I would of never passed without your class. There is a lot to be said for your teaching style. I have never attended a class that had the excitement and knowledge that you express, and the participation from the rest of the class made for a great learning atmosphere. I hope to have you for a teacher for the rest of my license upgrades"

 "Your reviews have a 100% pass ratio with the people that we send you!"

"I attended your Wastewater Class C Certification Review class on March 23rd thought the 27th and took the test April 23rd. I passed the exam with an 85% and I don’t think I would have been able to pass first try and with as high of a grade without attending this class. Ron's teaching ability is top notch and he kept me interested and attentive though the whole class with his high energy. I really couldn't ask for a better teacher because Ron was literally one of the best teachers I’ve ever had due to his knowledge of the subject, niceness, high energy, and his overall personality. I will be attending the Wastewater Class B Certification Review later this year and I am looking forward to it!"

"I attended the Wastewater Class C Certification Review course in late March.  I just wanted to inform you that I have taken my exam and I passed with an 83, which was similar to my score of 86 on your practice examination!  The information presented in the class was very helpful for the exam and I wanted to thank you for doing such a fine job of teaching.  You were able to break the information down to where it was easy for me to understand and grasp hold of.  After taking the exam, I honestly don't think I could have passed without attending your course.  Thanks again and hope to see you in the future for Class B Review course."

"I took my Class C test yesterday in Lakeland.  Yes, I passed!!  I called you yesterday to to let you know how helpful your class was.  No way I would I've passed without going to the TREEO Center!!"

"Great Course!  Ron and Charlie did a great job!  I feel better prepared to take the test.  Very helpful!"

"I took your 3 day course ... I was the annoying one that worked in the Bardenpho process... I passed on the new computer testing... you covered absolutely EVERYTHING on the test... Thanks! Great job, Loved the course."

"Being that this was the first time I've taken the C exam I'm not aware of how the written exam was, but the computer version was pretty simple and easy to understand. You were so right in stressing the importance of reading the question carefully. Many of the trouble shooting questions were very similar. Even so, there may have only been one small difference in two back to back questions.(i.e. bulking vs. rising). But all in all, I was able to finish in about 1 hour. I was actually surprised my score was in the 80's. I felt confident that I had passed , but I must have guessed correctly on the few I was unsure on. Anyway, thanks again and be sure to thank Stephanie as well for all her help. Keep in touch."

"I took your first 3 day course 7/29-31... I passed on the new computer testing... you covered absolutely EVERYTHING on the test... Thanks! Great job, Loved the course."

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Wastewater Class C Certification Review
M, T, W, Th, F
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Nov 04, 2024 to Nov 08, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $730.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 30, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 30, 2024
Section Notes

TREEO Center
3900 SW 63rd Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32608

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