Are you looking for more flexibility and enjoy learning at your own pace?
Are you a self-disciplined and self-driven learner?
If so, you may want to consider taking one of the BC Water and Waste Association's (BCWWA) online certification courses. The online content covers the same material as the in-class course, and earns the same number of continuing education units (CEUs).
Online courses are offered in 12-week sessions throughout the year. You can expect to study an average of about three hours per week, and have regular access to a course moderator to answer questions and guide your learning.
Check out our upcoming courses and register today!
The BCWWA also offers one hour online learning opportunities through our WaterBreaks webinar series. Most of these webinars are eligible for CEUs - check them out and register now!
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Courses
Q: How do the online courses work?
A: All of our online courses include the guidance and support of a dedicated instructor to answer your questions and assist you through the learning process. The courses consist of modules which include instructional slides, videos and practice quizzes. A student manuals is mailed out at the beginning of the course.
Q: Can I complete the course at my own pace?
A: Yes, for the majority of the time you set the pace. You decide when you want to view the presentations and complete the course work. However, every course has an end date and you are expected to have competed all reading and assignments by the time the course closes. If you do not complete the course work on-time, you will not be eligible to receive CEU credits.
Q: What if I prefer to read the manual and study offline, on my own?
A: The online courses are structured to provide you with learning modules that build your knowledge and competencies. The presentations, student forums, exercises, case studies, and quizzes are important components of the learning experience.
Q: Can I fail this course?
A: Yes. Successful completion is defined as attending the course and completing all of the course work. If you do not attend or complete all of the online modules, you will not pass the course.
Q: How does the BCWWA monitor and report to the Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) on CEUs?
A: Our online courses are hosted on a learning management system that keeps track of when you log in, which pages you look at and how much time you spend on every activity. It also keeps a log of which quizzes you work through and the portion of the quiz that you complete. Following the course end date, the BCWWA notifies the EOCP regarding the students who have the completed the course in its entirety.
When you submit an application for CEUs to the EOCP for completing an online BCWWA course, the EOCP will contact the BCWWA to verify that you have completed the course.