Thank you for your interest in our Home Study Correspondence Courses. Below you will find a brief description of each course along with the cost. Please be aware that the NYS Dept. of Health will not issue a certification, upon course completion, without the appropriate experience required for that grade certification. If you have any questions, please call our office.
The Grade IIA Course costs $275.00 per member applicant, $300.00 per non-member applicant. The course consists of 23 open book assignments, a required laboratory class and a final exam. We ask that you send the assignments as completed to this office for our review. We will then inform you of the grades you have received and enclose any corrections for you review.
The Grade IIB Course costs $175.00 per member applicant, $225.00 per non-member applicant. The course consists of 21 open book assignments, a required laboratory class and a final exam. The procedure is the same as that of the Grade IIA. Both the IIA and IIB courses require a laboratory proficiency test. Please contact the Department of Health for more information.
The Grade C course costs $125.00 per member applicant, $175.00 per non-member applicant. The Course consists of seven open book assignments, a required laboratory class and a final exam.
The Grade D course costs $135.00 per member applicant, $185.00 per non-member applicant. The Course consists of two open book assignments, a required laboratory class and a final exam.
Each course has a closed book final exam supervised by your local Health Department. This gives the Health Department the opportunity to discuss with you your past experience and education in qualifying for the certificate. The Health Department will return your completed exam to this office for our review. In order to pass each of the courses, you must complete and show proof of an approved laboratory class, receive a grade of 70% or better on the final exam, and receive an average grade of 70% or better on the assignments.
Upon successful completion of the course, the necessary forms will be forwarded for your completion and submission to the Health Department. If all requirements are met, the NYS Department of Health will issue you the certificate.
Please complete the upper portion of the course application including your home and business telephone numbers and return it to us with a check made payable to New York Rural Water Association. Send the completed form and payment to: New York Rural Water Association, Attention: Valerie Ogden, P.O. Box 487, Claverack, NY 12513. Upon receipt of both application and payment, we will then mail all the necessary material for you to begin the course.
Our courses are for those applicants seeking a grade IIA, IIB, C or D water operator certificate. Your local health department will determine which course is necessary for the operation of your system. All courses are to be completed one year from the date it is mailed to you. If further assistance is needed, please contact Valerie Ogden at 518-828-3155.