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Water Operator Training Programs

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Water Operator Training Programs

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy offers training to Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators with many different courses held throughout the year.  These courses are provided for education and to help operators meet certification requirements.  Although attendance at our live or in-person events is required to be granted Continuing Education Credits, EGLE does provide recordings of many of our virtual trainings that you can view at your convenience to brush up on these topics or prepare for exams.

Recorded Water Operator Training


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Construction Storm Water and SESC PRD Training and Exam

EGLE certifies Construction Storm Water Operators and provides certification for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan Review and Design.

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Drinking Water Operator Training Certification Program

Operator certification is important in promoting Safe Drinking Water Act compliance. It establishes minimum professional standards for the operation and maintenance of public water systems. 

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Industrial Storm Water Operator Training Exam and Recertification

All facilities that require industrial storm water permit coverage must have an Industrial Storm Water (ISW) Certified Operator who has direct supervision over the storm water treatment and/or control measures associated with the storm water discharge.

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Wastewater Operator Certification Program

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Upcoming EGLE Training for Operators