Maintenance Provider Training

WCOWMA-BC is hosting the four-day training program for Maintenance Provider (Operations and Maintenance). This training is split into two parts: Part One covers the business aspects of O and M and the operation and maintenance required for conventional systems including trenches, beds, mounds and atgrades with some aerobic tank discussion. Part Two concentrates more specifically on Aerobic Tanks, drip irrigation, single pass and re-circulating media filters. Both parts are conducted over a four-day period with an exam administered at the conclusion of each level.

This program was developed by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) and has been adapted to the BC regulatory framework. The training was developed through the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). The CIDWT has been instrumental with the assistance of funding from the USEPA to prepare standard educational materials that can be used nationwide. They developed both a University and Practitioner curriculum and then followed this with a comprehensive manual and set of training materials on Operation and Maintenance.

Those who successfully complete the training program can continue on to apply for their ROWP Stamp for Maintenance Provider.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this training will be offered through a Virtual Classroom. Participating students will be provided with an opportunity to practice using the webinar software the week prior to the training. Quizzes will be sent through a virtual link for the students to complete.

Practical application of the classroom theory will be arranged with local mentors, on a one-on-one basis due to the need to maintain social distancing.

The next available training session dates are:

Dates to be Announced

Training fees must be received in our office prior to the course date.

If you have questions please contact the WCOWMA office at 1.877.489.7471


Online registration is not currently available. Please download a registration form

Maintenance Provider Training - Registration Form

Item Price Select Dates
Tax $0.00 * Taxed at the rate of the location
Total $50.00 * Price includes $50.00 Certification Fee

Your seat will be reserved when payment is received. Cancellations will be accepted up to seven days prior to course start date with a 10% administrative fee deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations with less than seven days notice. However, you may send a substitute person under your paid registration.