Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Continuing Education
Training
Test Preparation
Events

Providing Essential Training and Educational Opportunities to Wastewater Operators

Operators Unlimited understands the challenges of not only recruiting wastewater operators but providing the necessary training and continuing education opportunities for continued employee development, growth and success. We work closely with our customer partners, both industrial and municipal industry colleagues, to provide these essential educational elements needed for predictable and compliant wastewater operations.

Continuing Education
Training
Test Preparation
Events

Providing Essential Training and Educational Opportunities to Wastewater Operators

Operators Unlimited understands the challenges of not only recruiting wastewater operators but providing the necessary training and continuing education opportunities for continued employee development, growth and success. We work closely with our customer partners, both industrial and municipal industry colleagues, to provide these essential educational elements needed for predictable and compliant wastewater operations.

Continuing Education

Operators Unlimited currently offers continuing education classes and certificates for operators licensed in the state of South Carolina. These classes, offered 2-3 times yearly, are free of charge and open to anyone seeking continuing education credits.

State of South Carolina Wastewater Operator Environmental Certification Information

Between July 1 and June 30 of each odd numbered year (ie. July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021), every operator and well driller must obtain a total of 12 hours (clock hours) of continuing education or pass the state examination. Operators should keep records of all courses attended. Continuing education can be obtained from schools, workshops, seminars, conferences, online training, and/or in-house training sessions.

Please Contact our Education Specialist, David Collyer with questions.

Training

As a service to our customer partners, Operators Unlimited offers on-site training through job shadowing and on-site instruction. This training has been developed to not only review wastewater fundamentals but help develop the skill sets of less experienced operators. From solids removal and determining optimum chemical dosing to chemistry needs and of course safety, training can be customized to meet customer needs. Our training classes can be scheduled by contacting our Education Specialist David Collyer for additional information.

Training

As a service to our customer partners, Operators Unlimited offers on-site training through job shadowing and on-site instruction. This training has been developed to not only review wastewater fundamentals but help develop the skill sets of less experienced operators. From solids removal and determining optimum chemical dosing to chemistry needs and of course safety, training can be customized to meet customer needs. Our training classes can be scheduled by contacting our Education Specialist David Collyer for additional information.

Test Preparation Tools

Wastewater operator’s license test preparation classes and guides are provided to our customer partners. These tools are designed to assist wastewater operators as they prepare for Class D, C, B, or A exams in both physical/chemical and biological. Contact our Education Specialist, David Collyer for additional information.

Upcoming Events

Learn more and register for upcoming Operators Unlimited Events.
Please note: Due to Covid-19 protocols, in-person class sizes are limited.

South Carolina Wastewater Operators Continuing Education Event

In-person, free event hosted by Operators Unlimited

Event Date/Time and Location:

May 11-12, 2021 / 8:30am - 4:00pm

University Center of Greenville
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Suite A-7
Greenville, SC 29607

Participants will earn 6 hours of continuing education credits per day attended for a total of 12 continuing education credits.

Event Agenda:

Topics to be covered:

  • Wastewater Documentation
  • Chemical Feed Pumps
  • Coagulation and Polymer
  • Solids Dewatering
  • Lab 101
  • Wastewater Sampling
  • Safety
  • Wastewater Mathematics
  • Wastewater Documentation
  • Chemical Feed Pumps
  • Coagulation and Polymer
  • Solids Dewatering
  • Lab 101
  • Wastewater Sampling
  • Safety
  • Wastewater Mathematics

Primary Instructor:

David Collyer – Wastewater Operations and Education Specialist

Having spent the past 30 years working in wastewater, safety and environmental positions, David understands the specialized skills and perspectives needed to efficiently operate a wastewater treatment plant. Over the course of his career, David has worked in both industrial and municipal facilities and has an advanced level of knowledge regarding the intricacies of both physical/chemical, biological and combination treatment systems. When David is not in the classroom, he spends his time training and mentoring his team members and customer partner employees, as well as developing effective solutions for Operators Unlimited customers. 

David earned an Associate of Science Degree in Hazardous Material Technology and holds a South Carolina Class B physical/chemical wastewater license and a South Carolina Class A biological wastewater license, as well as a Georgia Class 1 license.