Operator Math 101: The Basics (California) 022024-10
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Event Date & Time

2/20/2024 10:00 AM - 2/20/2024 12:00 PM


Times listed are Pacific Time

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Operator Math 101: The Basics


2 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded

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

Certificates will be available through your profile.


Date & Time:
The Operator Math 101: The Basics training will be held on the following date and time:

February 20 10:00AM-12:00PM 

This training is being held in 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 sessions is based on the expected-range-of-knowledge for the California distribution D1/D2 exams. Operator Math 301 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.

Participants will learn:

·        Water units (ft3 to gal, gal to wt.)

·        Distance (in to ft, ft to m, ft to mi)

·        Areas (ac to ft2, in2 to ft2, yd2 to ft2)

·        Volumes (ft3 to gal, gal to L, L to mL)


The recommended audience includes operators and managers. 

This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining.


Scholarship & Fees:
Operator Math 101: This Basics a free training to attend.


To receive contact hours for online workshops, each person must be registered with their own email address. An evaluation at the end of the training is also required.


Are you attending as a group, but not watching from your own computer?
Attendees do not need to participate from their own computer/device for the online trainings. Each attendee will be required to register and complete an evaluation to verify their participation. Prior to session start, a Group Leader will need to inform RCAC (registration@rcac.org) which attendees will view the sessions together. Following the training an evaluation is sent to the Group Lead who will be responsible for sharing it with each attendee in the group.


For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part under the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.


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