WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

Continuing Education Credit Review Committee

The Continuing Education Credit Review Committee (CECRC) was formed in August of 1995 at the request of the Water and Wastewater Advisory Council in response to a need for more support for the certification office when making decisions on the approval of training for CECs.

MISSION: To provide guidance and support to the Advisory Council and the Certification Program concerning issues related to continuing education requirements.

GOAL: To promote consistent and quality training opportunities for certified operators.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The CECRC has gained approval from the Advisory Council to allow dual CECs for courses approved for both water and wastewater, and to develop and begin implementing guidelines for Approved Training Providers. Operators who hold certification in both water and wastewater, will be able to earn CECs for both certifications when attending courses that have been approved for both. The ATP guidelines have been approved and incorporated into the Administrative Rules of Montana.

Please contact the certification office or any of the committee members with questions regarding the CECRC, its activities and functions.

Current CECRC Members
Name Location
John Camden MRWS
Program Specialist
Vacant Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program Manager
Carol Reifschneider MSU-Northern Assistant Professor in Water Quality Technology
CECRC Chairperson
Lee Wolfe Small system operator
Contract operator for nine small systems in Helena
Gary Workman Large Community Operator Member
Safety and training officer for the City of Billings Public Utilities Department
Reta Therriault Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Technician
CECRC secretary