Ontario Regulation for the Certification of Drinking Water Operators and Water Quality Analysts (O. Reg. 128/04) requires drinking water operators and water quality analysts to take a mandatory Ministry-developed training course as a condition of certificate renewal.
Effective January 1, 2021, the “Mandatory Certificate Renewal Course (2021 – 2023)” replaced the course “Safe Drinking Water Operator Essentials” as the mandatory renewal course. This new course has been developed by the Walkerton Clean Water Centre for and with the support of the Ministry and the Advisory Committee.
The Mandatory Certificate Renewal Course (2021 – 2023) course is available virtually and in multiple locations across the province. On behalf of the Ministry, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre manages the delivery of the certificate renewal course by coordinating training sessions and processing registrations.