Manitoba Water and Wastewater Training

Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparation Courses

Each spring and fall Red River College offers a series of four day training courses designed to prepare operators to pass the provincial Water and Wastewater Operator Certification exams. A description and schedule of the certification exam preparation courses is available below.

In addition to the regularly scheduled exam preparation courses, the department routinely delivers contractual training for employers and organizations that require groups of employees to be trained to a common certification level.

These courses may be delivered inside or outside of Winnipeg depending on the needs of the client. Contact Louise Wood at 204.632.3017 or e-mail for further information regarding contractual water and wastewater treatment training.

The courses generally run in May-June and September-October of each year. The Water and Wastewater Refresher courses do not include the cost of the Manitoba certification exams. All Water and Wastewater Manitoba exams must be arranged and registered by Manitoba Conservation.

All students must register seven days in advance of scheduled exam dates.

For more information on the Manitoba Certification exam fee and registration please contact Pat Goran at 204.945.2791.

Onsite Wastewater Management (Septic Field Installation)

The Onsite Wastewater Management Course is a five-day program designed for septic field installers and contractors who wish to be certified with Manitoba Conservation as Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Installers. The course consists of a manual, classroom instruction, a written exam and industry displays to showcase the latest onsite wastewater management products.

Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Red River College Certificate of Achievement they can present to Manitoba Conservation to be registered as a Certified Installer.

For more information, please contact Louise Wood, 204.632.3017 or