Do the Math: Operator Certification Exam Preparation 021424


Event Date & Time

2/14/2024 8:30 AM - 2/14/2024 3:30 PM


Best Western Colorado River Inn
2371 West Broadway
Conference room at the Chilling Point Restaurant
Needles, California 92363

Do the Math: Operator Certification Exam Preparation

6 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded

Contact Hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program. 

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Date & Time:
The Do the Math: Operator Certification Exam Preparation training will be held on the following date and time:

February 14 8:30AM-3:30PM 

This training is being held Pacific Time.

At a minimum, every public water system regardless of size and complexity requires a certified water distribution operator. In addition, those systems using treatment also must have an operator that holds a water treatment operator certification. The most significant hurdle for many grade 1 and grade 2 operators in passing the operator certification exam, however, is the math portion of the test.


Typically, the math section of the certification exam constitutes about 35% of the total exam score so proficiency in math is necessary to pass the test. The math included in the first three modules of this training is based on the expected-range-of-knowledge for the California distribution and treatment exams grades 1 and 2. The final module is targeted to the grade 3/4 level exams.


The target learner for this training wants (and needs) one specific thing: the ability to accurately calculate operator certification exam math questions. Accordingly, the learning event design focuses solely on this need. This training is not designed for “contact hours “or participant “entertainment”. This is a hands-on training with an expectation of continuous participation -- working and answering math problems – throughout the entire session.


Consistent with the online nature of the California water operator certification exams, practice problems in this training will be conducted online to give the operator training in the actual exam environment. Accordingly, each attendee will need to bring a cell phone or tablet capable of connecting to the internet to participate in this class.

Participants will learn:

·        Conversions

·        Areas and volumes

·        Dosage problem

·        Head and pressure problems

·        Well and pump problems


Operator Basics Series: This class is intended for water operators preparing to take their certification exam.

This training will be hosted at the following address:

Best Western Colorado River Inn

2371 West Broadway

Conference room at the Chilling Point Restauraunt

Needles, California 92363

Click here for Google map directions.

Scholarship & Fees:
Do the Math: Operator Certification Exam Preparation is a free training to attend.


Please register on this page.


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