Preparing for your exam


Ontario Drinking Water and Wastewater Certification Exams: Upcoming Changes

 

On July 1, 2019, Ontario will adopt ABC standardized exams for Class 1 to 4 drinking water and wastewater operator certification examinations, replacing the current Ontario exams. The water quality analyst, water distribution, limited subsystem and operator-in-training exams will continue to use current Ontario exam content.

Preparing for Your Exam Scheduled April 1, 2019 – June 28, 2019

The following tables list appropriate study materials for each exam – for Drinking Water and Wastewater.

All ‘need-to-know’ documents are available at no cost and can be accessed via the links below. Study guides and manuals relevant to each exam are also listed, with information on how to order them. The study guides and manuals provide a broad overview to the subjects covered on exams.
The resources are to help operators prepare for exams. They are not intended to replace the appropriate training and experience an operator should have. These resources may not completely cover all exam subject areas.

For additional information about ordering study materials, please contact OWWCO here or 416-231-2100 (toll free: 1-877-231-2122).

Drinking Water

EXAM Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide
Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators
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Water Distribution n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide
Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
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Water Distribution Water Distribution Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)

Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 2 (Vol. A & B)

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Water Distribution Water Distribution Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)

Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 2 (Vol. A & B)

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Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)

Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 2 (Vol. A & B)

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Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA) Order Form
Water Treatment Plant Operation (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php
Water Distribution Water Distribution Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA) Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php
Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA) Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA) Order Form
Water Treatment Plant Operation (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php
Water Distribution Water Distribution Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA) Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php
Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA) Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Limited Surface Water Limited Water Subsystem Exam Need-to-Know n/a n/a
Limited Groundwater Limited Water Subsystem Exam Need-to-Know n/a n/a
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Quality Analyst Water Quality Analyst Exam Need-to-Know Water Quality – Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations American Water Works Assn.
1-800-926-7337
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater, 22nd Edition Water Environment Federation
1-800-666-0206 or www.e-wef.org
Water Treatment Plant Operation (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php

Wastewater

Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators Order Form
Wastewater Collection n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide
Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
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Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
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Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level II (Vol. A & B)
Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
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Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level II (Vol. A & B)
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
The Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form
Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Vol. 1 & 2)
Advanced Waste Treatment
California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
The Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form
Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Vol. 1 & 2)
Advanced Waste Treatment
California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form

Preparing for Your Exam Scheduled on/after July 1st:

New formula/conversion tables for the new exams:

Drinking Water

Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide
Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators
Order Form
Water Distribution n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide
Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Water Treatment 1 (AWWA)
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Water Distribution Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 1 & 2 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 1 & 2 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Water Treatment 2 (AWWA)
Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level II (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Water Distribution Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 1 & 2 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level II (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 1 & 2 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level II (Vol. A & B)
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Water Treatment 3-4 (AWWA)
Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Order Form
Water Treatment Plant Operation (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.phpwater.php
Water Distribution Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 3 & 4 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.phpwater.php
Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 3 & 4 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.phpwater.php
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Treatment Water Treatment Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Water Treatment 3-4 (AWWA)
Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Order Form
Water Treatment Plant Operation (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.phpwater.php
Water Distribution Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 3 & 4 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.phpwater.php
Water Distribution and Supply Water Distribution and Supply Need-to-Know Water System Operations (WSO) Distribution 3 & 4 (AWWA)
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook
Water Operator Certification Exam Prep (AWWA)
Order Form
Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.phpwater.php
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Limited Surface Water Limited Water Subsystem Exam Need-to-Know n/a n/a
Limited Groundwater Limited Water Subsystem Exam Need-to-Know n/a n/a
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Water Quality Analyst Water Quality Analyst Exam Need-to-Know Water Quality – Principles and Practices of Water Supply Operations American Water Works Assn.
1-800-926-7337
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater, 22nd Edition Water Environment Federation
1-800-666-0206 or www.e-wef.org
Water Treatment Plant Operation (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/drinking-water.php

Wastewater

Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators Order Form
Wastewater Collection n/a Operator-in-Training Study Guide
Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
Order Form
Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level 1 (Vol. A & B)
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level II (Vol. A & B)
Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
Order Form
Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Alberta Water & Wastewater Operations Manual Level II (Vol. A & B)
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF)
Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form
Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form
Exam Free on-line need-to- know exam guides Study guides for purchase How to order guides/manuals
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form
Wastewater Collection Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems (Vol. 1 & 2) California State University 1-916-278-6142
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/wastewater.php
Collection Systems Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination (WEF) Order Form