Manitoba Water and Wastewater Training
Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparation Courses
Throughout the year, Red River College offers a series of four-day training courses designed to prepare operators to pass the provincial Water and Wastewater Operator Certification exams.
As a result of COVID-19, all winter and spring 2021 courses will only be offered by interactive alternative delivery. This adaptive delivery will be online through RRC’s learning management system (LEARN), entailing approximately 80% voice over PowerPoint presentations and video resources, and 20% interactive sessions through Webex with the course instructor.
All participants are required to have access to a computer and high speed internet from 8am – 4pm for each day of the course time frames, as outlined below. As with our face to face courses, some self study is required outside these time frames.
Course costs have been reduced as a result of the change in delivery format to reflect the move off campus to remote delivery.
Access to the material on LEARN will be available for three weeks past the course finish date, as exams do not always directly follow the course.
The CEUs credited from Conservation and Climate (formerly called MB Sustainable Development) are the same as for RRC’s existing face to face training.
The associated certification exams are available to be written in person at 215 Garry Street, Winnipeg (Ricoh Plaza), on a variety of dates outlined in each section below. The listed fees are for the RRC course only; you must register for the exam separately through Conservation and Climate. The certification exams are administered by Manitoba Conservation and Climate; not RRC.
Winter Dates (Two sessions daily – 8:30am and 1pm)
Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Feb. 9, Feb. 12, Feb. 23, Mar 26 and Apr 16, 2021
Spring Dates (Two sessions daily – 8:30am and 1pm)
May 7, May 14, May 21, Jun. 4, Jun. 11, Jun. 18 and Jun. 25, 2021
It is the course participant’s responsibility to register and pay for the exam (online payment available) no later than 14 days prior to the exam date.
For more information, please contact Donna Garcia at (204) 945-7065 or Donna.Garcia@gov.mb.ca.
To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2021: Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077 and ID 209666)
Winter 2021: Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010 and ID 209667)
Winter 2021: Wastewater Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003 and ID 209668)
Winter 2021: Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1065 and ID 209669)
Spring 2021: Water and Wastewater Foundations (Course Code: WATR-1007 and ID 211955)
Spring 2021: Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077 and ID 211986)
Spring 2021: Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010 and ID 211956)
Spring 2021: Wastewater Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003 and ID 211958)
Spring 2021: Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1065 and ID 211961)
Spring 2021: Water Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1089 and ID 211972)
Spring 2021: Wastewater Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1067 and ID 211973)
For information regarding contractual water and wastewater treatment training:
For information on the Manitoba Certification exam fee and registration:
Onsite Wastewater Management (Septic Field Installation)
The Onsite Wastewater Management Course is a five-day program designed for septic field installers and contractors who wish to be certified with Manitoba Conservation as Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Installers. The course consists of a manual, classroom instruction, a written exam and a half-day field trip providing instruction in soil and site assessment.
Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certification number that they can present to Manitoba Conservation to be registered as a Certified Installer.
This course prepares the participants to write the exam required by Manitoba Sustainable Development in order to apply to be a Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Management Systems.
Course topics include: basic mathematics, legal and administration requirements, health and safety, confined space entry, wastewater characteristics and treatment, soils analysis, soils field test, disposal fields, septic tanks, pumps / controls / alarms, secondary treatment systems, sand mounds, total area fields, field design calculations, construction and installation, inspection and maintenance, wastewater hauling, and permit requirements / review.
Plumbing Cross-Connection Control
A cross-connection is any physical connection between two separate systems, one of which is drinking water and the other polluted water or contaminated fluids, gases, or substances.
Offered at the RRC Notre Dame campus in Winnipeg, this is a five-day program starting in March (full-time) and November (part-time). Learn more ›