Course Description

Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs) are one of the fastest growing trends in the wastewater industry today. This course is designed to inform and educate the student on the history, design, equipment, and operational concepts of SBR treatment technology. This class will also aid the operator of an SBR wastewater facility in improving the operation of the plant through process control testing and monitoring. Knowing what tests to use, when and where to collect the process control samples, is half the battle in SBR operation.

  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04251040 CEUs 3.0 WW
  • FBPE Provider #: 0004021 30 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


After enrollment you will have six months 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. 

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 login information
  • You must provide a unique email address at time of registration/payment
  • Course must be completed within six months 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 you  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
  •  Earn an overall course grade of at least 70%

Learner Outcomes

This class is intended to aid the operator of an SBR wastewater facility in improving the operation of the plant through process control testing and monitoring. Knowing what tests and when and where to collect the process control samples is half the battle in SBR operation. Problems with incorrect sampling and analysis could be detrimental to overall operation. Valuable information regarding process control testing, data interpretation, process adjustment and data trending is given to the participant of this class. General guides on SBR batch process timelines are given, as well as process troubleshooting and discussion of real-world experiences.


Students should have a working knowledge of the activated sludge treatment process before taking this course.

Who Should Attend?

  • Wastewater treatment professionals involved in the operation of SBR treatment systems.
  • Wastewater treatment professionals familiar with activated sludge process.
  • Wastewater treatment professionals who desire to learn about how an SBR functions
  • Regulatory personnel who may inspect SBR facilities
  • Maintenance personnel in charge of maintaining all the moving parts and pieces
  • Anyone interested in learning how a highly automated wastewater treatment facility operates
Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation - Online
Start Now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SBR Ops Online 2024 non-credit $255.00
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.
  • 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.
  • Our courses use Google Chrome browser, which you can download here: https://www.google.com/chrome/
  • Your payment receipt will have instructions on how to get started
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