Drinking Water Operators Professional Development Training Calendar
The Drinking Water Program strives to maintain an updated listing of Maine-based training opportunities to meet continuing education requirements for license renewal. Click on the link below to view a calendar of recent training.
Contact Terry Trott for paper copies of the training calendar.
Please contact training providers directly to sign up for courses.
Free Online Training
Free Online Training is available through the Montana Water Center. The training, called “Water Operator Basics 2005,” is a free online course that may be used as a study guide for exam preparation or used as renewal training contact hours (TCHs). You will need to download the program to your computer and create an account in order for your study to be recorded for renewal credit. The Water Operator Board approves up to 11 TCHs of this course. Please note, the wastewater lagoon system training within this online training is not approved for water operator TCH.
Capacity Development Training Reimbursement Fund
2010 Capacity Development Training Reimbursement Fund Attendance Sheet (Excel file)
Maine has enacted a law requiring elected public officials to receive training on the Freedom of Access Act (FOAA), commonly called the Right to Know Law. The FOAA requires public officials to make public records available to the public upon request.
Affected “officials” include elected trustees, directors and other overseers of water districts and municipal water departments. The requirement applies to all officials serving in office from July 1, 2008 onwards. For those currently holding office, this training must be completed and certified by November 1, 2008.
For specific information on the training requirements please see the following Maine State Government web pages:
Training requirements: http://www.maine.gov/foaa/Training/index.shtml
Frequently asked questions: http://www.maine.gov/foaa/faq/index.shtml