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    Now offering Online Classes recognized in several states across America!



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    OCTWQA – was founded in 1987 by Robert Funk to address the need for formalized   training for state Water Plant, Water Distribution, Wastewater Plant, and Collection System operators.



COVID-19 Update

OCT Water Quality Academy is following procedures under current directive of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and remains committed to the well-being and safety of our students and staff.


OCT has resumed all scheduled classes and has expanded web-based training. Many classes will be livestreamed by an experienced instructor via Zoom for the duration of a normal (7-hour) class to provide increased flexibility for students. Each will have access to the training from home and after each class session, participating students will receive a certificate of completion in the mail. Upon enrollment, we will send detailed instructions about Zoom and how to access the class. Books and handouts will be available in PDF format. In order to access the classes, you will need a desktop or mobile device. Personal cameras are not necessary for participation in the class. We are also maintaining in-seat sessions at the North Highlands location with a maximum of 10 operators per session. 


During this time some of our staff will be working remotely but are still available for your inquires and requests. If you call our office and are unable to directly reach the person you are attempting to contact, please leave your name, number, and a detailed message and someone will return your call as quickly as possible. Our voicemail box is monitored frequently and our staff will respond to all inquiries in a timely manner. Moving forward, OCTWQA is keeping a watchful eye on the recommendations of the CDPH and government officials in order to maintain the needs of our learners and staff. 

About Us

IACET Authorized Provider since 2001

State of California

Drinking Water Operator Certification (since 1988)

Wastewater Operator Certification (since 1988)

Approved Asbestos Cement Pipe Training Course





We're here for you! OCTWQA takes pride in our commitment to thorough and quality instruction! Our specialized staff contributes our expertise to operator certification training from well-balanced instruction through the back office administration. 

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Water Treatment Water Distribution Wastewater

CA Filing Date: Sept. 1, 2020
CA Exam Date: November 7, 2020

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July 6-14, 2020           Grades 1-2

July 13-21, 2020         Grades 3-4


CA Filing Date: July 1, 2020
CA Exam Date: Sept. 19, 2020

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August 3-7, 2020       Grades 1-2

August 10-14, 2020   Grades 3-4

CA Filing Date: August 11, 2020
CA Exam Date: October, 2020

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  July 20-31, 2020    Grades 1-2