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    Now offering Online Classes recognized in several states across America!



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    We have heard your concerns about needed updates on our website.  Check out our new page that will offer a better user experience.


    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

**Continuation of Classes Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak**

As our nation responds to COVID-19, we remain committed to the well-being and safety of our students and staff. Due to current circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, OCT Water Quality Academy is taking precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

Under current directive of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), OCT will be proceeding with all scheduled classes as web-based training. Classes will be livestreamed by an experienced instructor via Zoom for the duration of a normal (7-hour) class. Students 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.

During this time our staff will be working remotely, so we appreciate your patience with any inquiries or 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 will be 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, and we will notify all students of any further changes or cancellations of classes.

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: March 2, 2020
CA Exam Date: May 16, 2020

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Exam Reviews:


May 11-12, 2020         Grades 1-2

May 13-14, 2020         Grades 3-4

May 26-28, 2020         Grade 5

CA Filing Date: January 2, 2020
CA Exam Date: March 21, 2020

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April 27-May 5, 2020 Grades 1-2

June 1-9, 2020           Grades 3-4

June 15-23, 2020       Grades 1-2

CA Filing Date: Feb. 18, 2020
CA Exam Date: April 18, 2020

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 July 20-31, 2020    Grades 1-2