Situated in the center of Tennessee, the Fleming Training Center (FTC) offers training, certification and technical assistance to water and wastewater systems and personnel throughout Tennessee. FTC is located at 2022 Blanton Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, (615) 898-8090, fax (615) 898-8064. The hours of operation are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Tennessee offers 14 types of certificates. Each certified operator possesses certain experience requirements, has a high school education or equivalent, and has scored 70% or higher on an examination. Each certificate is renewed annually. Completion of the required number of continuing education hours every three years is required to maintain certification.
Beginning Oct 1, 2002, the following hours of Continuing Education are required to maintain certification;
|Water Treatment 4||12 hours every 3 years|
|Water Treatment 3||12 hours every 3 years|
|Water Treatment 2||6 hours every 3 years|
|Water Treatment 1||6 hours every 3 years|
|Small Water System||6 hours every 3 years|
|Distribution 2||6 hours every 3 years|
|Distribution 1||6 hours every 3 years|
|Wastewater Treatment 4||12 hours every 3 years|
|Wastewater Treatment 3||12 hours every 3 years|
|Wastewater Treatment 2||6 hours every 3 years|
|Wastewater Treatment 1||6 hours every 3 years|
|Biological/Natural Systems||6 hours every 3 years|
|Collection 2||6 hours every 3 years|
|Collection 1||6 hours every 3 years|
Rules Governing Water and Wastewater Operator Certification: Chapter 1200-5-3. These Rules and Regulations are made available from the Secretary of State's Office.
Fleming Training Center recently awarded numerous certifications for water and/or wastewater treatment operators. Click here for a list of recently awarded certifications.
Water/Wastewater Operator Certification - Application for Certificate of Competency
Listing of Board- Approved Continuing Education Activities
- Web-based Activities/Computer-Based Activities/Correspondence Courses
- Seminars/Training Classes/Conferences
FTC offers fundamental and advanced training in water treatment, water distribution systems, wastewater treatment, and wastewater collection systems, as well as seminars designed to assist operators in obtaining their required continuing education. The class schedule will assist students in finding the appropriate class(es). Written registration is required to assure admittance to all classes. Most of the text can be acquired through the American Water Works Association (for water treatment and distribution systems) or California State University at Sacramento (for wastewater treatment and collection systems).
Technical assistance is available by the training staff. If you operate a plant or system in Tennessee, you may request an onsite visit, consult with staff over the phone, or send an email message.
For more information about the Fleming Training Center, please contact Brent Ogles at 615-898-8090 or by email at [email protected].