Grade Certification Exam Preparation

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


Location: Quonset Development Corporation
95 Cripe Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852

Contact: For more information, please contact Eddie Davies, Superintendent Quonset Development Corporation
[email protected]

Registration Deadline: You must register at least three days in advance of the first day of the course. Registrations after this time will incur a $15 late fee.
Cancellations/No-Shows: Three days’ notice is required for you to cancel at no cost.
Cancellations received after this time will be charged $50. Registrants who do not cancel and
who fail to show are responsible for full payment.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Board for the purposes of preparing for the Grade 1 exam only; however those prepping for the Grade 2 exam will find this course beneficial as well. It is intended for those seeking to review material and will cover a wide range of wastewater topics including:

  • Preliminary, Primary, and Secondary Treatment.
  • Disinfection and Solids Handling.
  • Sample collection, laboratory testing, safety, and maintenance.
  • Wastewater math.

Because the Rhode Island Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities only offers licensure to approved applicants, passing this course is not necessarily a guarantee of securing the Rhode Island Grade 1 license.

This review course is based on the well known CSU Sacramento home-study course manuals for WWTP operations. Purchasing the Sacramento manual is recommended, but not required.

Giving Back to the Environment

Established in 1952, the Rhode Island Clean Water Association (RICWA), formerly the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA), is a non-profit organization created to promote the advancement of knowledge concerning the nature, collection, treatment, and disposal of domestic and industrial wastewaters.

Rhode Island Clean Water Association

P.O. Box 8805

Cranston, RI 02920