Course Description

  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04251038: CEUs 14.4 DS DW

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 course provides instruction in the fundamental principles involved in water treatment plant operation for students who are looking to obtain a Class "C" or Class "B" Water Operator License. Water treatment practices vary widely across the country; however, a number of distinct processes can usually be identified in any treatment plant. This course deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of these processes, and is intended to provide the basic knowledge necessary for you to begin a career in the water treatment field.

You will have one year from your registration date to complete your course.

Unlike a traditional classroom-based course, you do not need to show up to class at a specific time every day to participate in this online course. Instead, you complete lesson presentations, reading, assignments, and quizzes/tests all online. Although some of these activities will be ungraded, you are still required to complete them. This fully online course is designed to be flexible and self-paced. The lesson sequence used in this online course generally follows the chapter sequence in the course manuals, "Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Class C&B Online Training Course” 2021. The course consists of three modules that are broken up into a total of 26 lessons. 

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
  • You must provide a unique email address at time of registration/payment
  • Course must be completed within one year from your date of registration. Course access can be extended for a fee.
  • Certificate will be issued on the date you pass the final exam.

Accessing the course:

  • Student will receive course access 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:

  • An email will be sent to you asking to complete your enrollment.
  • Follow the link to the Enroll Now page.
  • You will be asked to create your login using an external identifier. The University of Florida has approved the use of Microsoft, LinkedIn, or Google (Gmail) to enter our courses. You can use an existing account for this course. You will want to make sure you know your credentials for this outside account.
  • The use of an external identifier as listed above is required to enter our courses. We cannot provide another method of access to the course.
  • If you are unsure about any of these requirements, please contact us before you register, and we'll be happy to assist.

Successful Completion

Instructions will be available in your online course for how to view and print your certificate of successful completion once you have met the following requirements:

  •  Complete all assignments
  •  Score at least 70% on each test/exam
  •  Earn an overall course grade of at least 70%

Students must sign up separately for the state Level-C Exam. For more information about the state exam, go to the FDEP Website.

The UF TREEO website provides helpful hints on how to become certified in Florida as a Class C Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. If you live outside of the state of Florida, please visit your state operator certification program.

Learner Outcomes

  •  Recognize the responsibilities of drinking water treatment plant operation and control
  •  Identify safe operational procedures, sampling, and laboratory testing techniques
  •  Summarize the basic biology, bacteriology, mathematics, and chemistry associated with drinking water treatment
  •  Develop test taking skills by completing the quizzes that cover the material discussed in each lesson


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 Treatment Plant OperationA Field Study Program", Volume 1, seventh edition, 2017

"Water Treatment Plant OperationA Field Study Program", Volume 2, seventh edition, 2020

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 FL Dept. of Education approved GED.  Online GEDs are not accepted by FDEP.


“The online course allows you to work at your own pace.”

“I really liked the quizzes and being able to communicate with the instructors.”

“The course had material that was pretty clear to understand. I liked the books that came along with the course.”

“I liked how thorough the course was and how many different ways the information was presented.”

“The information within each module was presented well.”

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Section Title
Water C & B Full Course
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
DW CB Online Full Course 2024 non-credit $549.00
Drop Request Deadline
Transfer Request Deadline
Section Notes
  • This course is asynchronous, meaning you can sign up any time throughout the year.
  • You have one year from the date of your registration to complete your course in full.
  • 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.
  • Your receipt will have instructions on how to get started
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