All Training

The following are examples of workshops Professional Training Association offers:

Wastewater:

  • Our exam prep classes are offered in two formats:

    • workshop 1: a 3 day refresher workshop will help individuals to quickly get back up to speed on things. This class is mostly intended for people who have the knowledge to pass the test but need a quick boost of their memory
    • workshop 2: will help individuals to newly acquire the knowledge necessary to pass the level III exam. This workshop will be held over several months and consists of a series of 1 day workshops during which we will meet at different water or wastewater treatment facilities and introduce the student to the principles of the different types of treatment operations as well as the regulatory, lab, and math applied in those areas. Each day will include lecture, problem solving, and plant tours

Drinking Water:

  • Pumps – Taking the mystery out of pumps

  • Motors 101 – principles, operation, maintenance, & troubleshooting

  • Electrical systems for operators

  • Communication Systems for small to mid-sized systems– everything you always wanted to know

  • Asset Management

  • Successful Project Management

Laboratory:

Biololids:

Compliance:

  • Your Discharge Permit – what it means, how to read it, and how to be in compliance with it

  • Pretreatment requirements and compliance

  • Biosolids permitting & compliance – finally, all the information you’ve been looking for!

  • Stormwater management compliance for water & wastewater operations

  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Compliance

  • Laboratory compliance for wastewater operations

  • Laboratory compliance for water operations

Mechanical, Electrical, & Communications:

  • Pumps – Taking the mystery out of pumps

  • Motors 101 – principles, operation, maintenance, & troubleshooting

  • Electrical systems for operators

  • Communication Systems for small to mid sized systems– everything you always wanted to know

  • Asset Management

Resource Management:

  • Energy usage assessments

  • Asset Management

  • Successful Project Management

  • Resiliency – what is it and how to become a resilient organization

  • Funding resources – what is available, how to apply for it

  • Grant applications and management

  • Utilities financial management, budgeting, rate structures, etc.

  • Succession planning & employee development

  • Customer & Community Relations – why and how

  • Elected Officials – how to communicate with them aka “how to win them over”

  • Utilities 101 for Decision Makers & Elected Officials