Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers industry-recognized technical education in water and wastewater treatment through continuing education and distance courses. It’s an opportunity to get the technical training you need to apply for certification as an operator.

Operator certification preparation courses

Prepare to write the provincial certification exam by distance or with on-campus workshops. If you have questions about the process on becoming a certified operator, visit the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board website.


Operator training and continuing education unit (CEU) courses

Earn CEUs to maintain certification by distance or with on-campus workshops.

kanātan nipīy (the water is clean) program

The kanātan nipīy program is a 9-week program starting January 26, 2024, that aims to prepare students to write Level 1 Water Treatment and Distribution and Level 1 Wastewater Treatment and Collection Exams. The program focuses on essential skills along with math, biology and chemistry training to prepare students for the water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection training.  A 2-week work placement will follow the training. Funding may be available for persons qualifying through referral from the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment.  

If you are ready to apply, email with the following documents:

  • Grade 12 or GED.
  • Class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license and driver abstract (within the last three months).
  • Resume including three references.

Provincial water and wastewater certification exams

Learn more about how to book a water and wastewater certification exam

Corporate training

Sask Polytech offers water and wastewater training that can be delivered to a group of employees either at your place of business or at one of our four campus locations. For more information, email or call 306-659-4418.

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