are held periodically throughout the entire state of Illinois and are geared to the small rural water and wastewater systems. These training sessions are offered to you at no charge and you will receive credit hours if you stay for the entire session. If your system has a location that might be used as a training site, please pass the information along to the IRWA office. We want to make our training as accessible as possible for our members. Guest speakers provide information that your operators or decision makers need, at a level of understanding geared to the majority of people. Training is kept informal to provide each participant the opportunity to contribute information or ask questions as the training progresses.

Wastewater Training Session Calendar

(Please note that this is a tentative calendar)

Links to agendas are linked to the topic when available




Credit Hours


Thursdays September 7 - November 16, 2023

Blackhawk College
Advanced Wastewater
Class 1 and 2


Online registration for this class is not available.  Please call 309-796-5715 or email gelaudej@bhc.edu to register

September 18-22, 2023 E.R.T.C. Wastewater Short School Rockford 32.0
September 28, 2023 SEDAC Webinar: New Plant Design and Major Renovation Considerations for WWTPs Zoom  
October 19, 2023

SEDAC Webinar: Resource Recovery for Wastewater Treatment Systems

October 24-25, 2023 Class 3 & 4 Wastewater Operations Champaign 15.0
October 31 - November 1, 2023 Class 3 & 4 Wastewater Operations Carmi 15.0
November 2-3, 2023 Class 1 & 2 Wastewater Operations Carmi 15.0
November 9, 2023 SEDAC Webinar:
No-Cost and Low-Cost Operational Upgrades for New WWTPs
November 30, 2023 SEDAC Webinar: Addressing Emerging Contaminants and Water Plant Efficiency



Did you attend a webinar previously posted on our site? (Maguire Iron/USEPA, etc.) These forms can now be found on the Training Archives page

Need to find a session code for a training you attended?

Need to submit training you have recieved? Print the Operator Submission Form and send to the IEPA

Information on logging into and entering your credit hours on IEPA's certification website

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Other Helpful Links:

Wastewater Renewal Requirements

Wastewater Certification Information

Wastewater CEU Requirements

35 IL Adm Code Part 380

Request form to take Wastewater Exam

Wastewater Permit Forms

Illinois Rural Water Association
3305 Kennedy Road; PO Box 49
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-2115

Fax: 217-824-8638
Email: ilrwa@ilrwa.org

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