Short Courses for Water Operators

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division is offering these virtual short courses for water operators.  Each course features multiple sessions.  Operators are required to attend all course sessions to receive CECs for that course. (To be eligible for CECs, you must answer all of the webinar poll questions and be a paid registrant.)


Limited Treatment Course

6/7/21 8:00AM-11:30AM - Session 1

6/8/21 8:00AM-11:30AM - Session 2

6/9/21 8:00AM-11:30AM - Session 3  

The Limited Treatment Short Course will cover basic information in the subjects important to limited treatment systems. This course will address topics including chlorination, fluoridation, phosphate/corrosion control, safety, oxidation filtration, hydraulics, pumps, wells, ethics, miscellaneous treatment, ion exchange softening, bacti methods, monitoring/reporting, rules and regulations.

Register for the Limited Treatment Course

COST:  $60 

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CECs in the Technical Category for Drinking Water Operators when you attend all 3 webinars. 

DW Course Code: 2901


Basic Cross Connection Course

6/14/21 9:00AM-11:15AM - Session 1

6/15/21 9:00AM-11:15AM - Session 2  

Learn how cross connections affect public health, the potential risks and liabilities, how to conduct surveys and carry out enforcement actions, the two types of hydraulic conditions that cause backflow, and backflow prevention assemblies and their applications. 

Register for Basic Cross Connection Course

COST:  $40 

Continuing Education Credits: 0.4 CECs in the Technical Category for Drinking Water Operators when you attend both webinars. 

​ ​DW ​Course Code: 2903


Registration Questions:  Alana Berthold (  |  Joel Roseberry (

Accomodation Requests:  Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation in this conference should contact Joel Roseberry at or 517-599-9494 by May 7, 2021, to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

PAST TRAINING (Recordings)

Distribution Short Course

Distribution Short Course - Session 1  |   (Recorded 05/10/2021, 3 Hours, 49 Minutes)

Distribution Short Course - Session 2  |   (Recorded 05/11/2021, 3 Hours, 41 Minutes)

Distribution Short Course - Session 3    |   (Recorded 05/12/2021, 3 Hours, 49 Minutes)


DW ​Course Code: 2902

This online course is offered to allow water utility personnel an opportunity to acquire basic information in the subjects important to distribution systems. This course includes topics such as water mains, pipeline appurtenances, safety, regulations and rules, meters, cross connections, maintenance and other distribution system related topics.