Free Operator eLearning Training for Small System RTCR Compliance

AWWA, through funding from EPA, is offering an online eLearning training specifically for operators who work with small water systems that serve fewer than 10,000 individuals.  One does not have to be an AWWA member to register.  Please share this with your small water system operators.  Note that this is an eLearning opportunity rather than a time or space-based training and, once registered, the course must be completed within 90 days.

  • Course Name: Maintaining and Achieving RTCR Compliance for Small Systems (EL219)
  • Course Description: This eLearning course focuses on 4 major areas needed by small systems to maintain and achieve compliance with the Revised Total Coliform Rule; including when and how to conduct the RTCR assessment, evaluation of sampling procedures, source water treatment assessments and evaluation of distribution system operations and maintenance practices on coliform occurrence.
  • Course Duration: Three hours/0.3 CEUs*
  • Register:

If you have any problems with your registration or if you have questions, please dial 1.800.926.7337 x 1 for assistance.
More Information About this Training:
The course is divided into four modules. Module 1 introduces the RTCR by describing the latest changes and impact to operators and their water systems. It demonstrates when and how to perform level 1 and level 2 assessments and provides examples and opportunities to apply the new learning.  Module 2 covers sample site assessment which includes determining if deficiencies exist in distribution system practices that may lead to inaccuracies in sample collection, possible microbial contamination, and data management procedures.  Module 3 illustrates the major elements of an assessment of sources of supply and treatment in the context of the RTCR.  Module 4 illustrates the major elements of an assessment of distribution system operations and maintenance practices in the context of the RTCR.
*CEUs:   AWWA grants Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course at a rate of 1 CEU for 10 contact hours. It is the individual’s responsibility, before registering for any education program, to contact his/her licensing agency to confirm that the education program is acceptable for continuing education credit towards your particular license; and to confirm what you need to submit for credit approval.