Certificate Program

Why take this certificate program?

Designed for the practicing engineer, this program will take your water resources career to the next level. Learn how to use the technology to make drinking water from groundwater, lakes, rivers, streams, oceans, stormwater, and wastewater reuse, plus all of the planning aspects required to lay the groundwork for a new water treatment plant.



Member $3,775 | Non-member $4,775


120 PDHs/12 CEU

Learning outcomes

After completing this certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Determine how rapidly changing regulatory requirements and technologies need to be applied to deal with emerging contaminants and customer demands.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the planning elements needed to develop a water treatment plant – from energy consideration and permitting needs, to source water development and pilot testing.
  • Explain the major unit processes used in water treatment, including chemical, physical, and biological processes.
  • Demonstrate the process design criteria for all types of groundwater treatment issues: including iron and manganese, nitrates, radionuclides, arsenic, and many more!

Who should participate?

  • Civil engineers involved in water treatment planning or design
  • Water utility managers planning or operating groundwater treatment facilities

Certificate courses

All 5 courses must be completed.

Suggested order of completion:

  1. Drinking Water Treatment Technology
  2. The Fundamentals of Water Treatment Processes: Physical, Chemical, and Biological
  3. Planning for Water Treatment Plant Design
  4. Surface Water Treatment Plant Design
  5. Groundwater Treatment Design