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Certificate Renewal and Training

The Drinking Water Section (DWS) provides free training courses on a regular basis for operators of Community and Non-Transient Non-Community Public Water Systems. The current course offerings are listed below:
Course  Dates Start Time End Time Location
  None currently scheduled, check back for updates        
Check-in will begin 1/2 hour prior to scheduled start time for each day of instruction. Register for theses classes using the Train Website For the registration brochure click here
Registration for the operator training classes is available on the Connecticut Train website, a joint effort of the Public Health Foundation and many state affiliates nationwide including the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Upcoming Training by the Department of Public Health at other Events

Event Name

Sponsor Date

Location and Registration Information

TCH/CEU Status

None currently scheduled, check back for updates


Archived Presentations For Past Department of Public Health Training Events

Event Name 



11/21/16 DWS Lead & Copper Rule Compliance Operator Training Course LCR Course Intro Lori Mathieu, Public Health Section Chief, CT DPH, DWS
LCR Operator Oversight and Responsibilities Bill Sullivan, Sanitary Engineer 3, CT DPH DWS
LCR Compliance Requirements Carissa Madonna, Sanitary Engineer 2, CT DPH DWS
LCR Enforcement Gary Johnson, Superving Environmental Analyst, CT DPH, DWS
Overview of DWS LCR Web Page  Bill Sullivan, Sanitary Engineer 3, CT DPH DWS
OCCT Steps Cindy Sek, Sanitary Engineer 2, CT DPH, DWS
OCCT Guidance Cindy Sek, Sanitary Engineer 2, CT DPH, DWS
New Sources and Treatment Mandy Smith, Sanitary Engineer 3, CT DPH, DWS
Operational Responsibilities and Practices Bill Sullivan, Sanitary Engineer 3, CT DPH DWS

Renewal and Training Information 

The following lists are provided for operators to find approved courses that can be taken to satisfy training renewal requirements. All training hours (or equivalent approved units), for drinking water training, issued by any entity on the list of Approved Training Providers are accepted by the Department of Public Health (DPH) to meet training renewal requirements. The list of Approved Training Courses includes courses offered by other providers and courses from training providers that have been approved for specific course offerings (e.g. for Conditional Operators). In addition, the DPH accepts credits from an accredited college for any courses listed in Appendix A of the Guidance Document for Operator Certification Training Approval. One college credit = 15 training hours.