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


Tuesdays: February 6 - April 16, 2024

Beginning Wastewater Class 3 and 4


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

Thursdays: February 8 to April 18, 2024 Advanced Wastewater Class 1 and 2 Zoom  

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

February 20-22, 2024 IRWA Annual Technical Conference Effingham 12.75 (water)
10.25 (ww)
February 29, 2024 SEDAC Webinar: Monitoring and Data Management for Wastewater Systems Zoom TBD
March 8, 2024 HOI Water Pollution Control Operators Meeting Peoria 2  
March 20, 2024 Wastewater Microbiology Basics/Laboratory Management/Operator Do's and Don'ts Oblong 3
April 17, 2024 Emergency Plans and Cybersecurity/Sludge Surveys and Aeration/Control Strategies for Lagoons Steeleville 3
May 15, 2024 TBA Staunton 3 Registration is not open yet
June 19, 2024 TBA Macon 3 Registration is not open yet


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

You may also find training sources from:


Other Helpful Links:

Becoming a Wastewater Operator in the State of Illinois

Wastewater Renewal Requirements

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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