Core Competencies for Virginia Wastewater Operators

 

If there is an "X" in the column for the class license you are studying for, it is on the licensing test as well.

 

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Monitor, Evaluate and Adjust Treatment Processes
Class
Class 4
Class 3
Class 2
Class 1

Preliminary Treatment

     Screening

X
X
X
X
     Comminution
X
X
X
X
     Grit Removal
X
X
X
X
     Flow equalization
X
X
X
X
Primary Treatment
     Clarifiers
X
X
X
X
     Odor control
X
X
X
X
Secondary Treatment
     Fixed-film reactors (trickling filters, RBCs)
X
X
X
X
     Activated sludge
X
X
X
X
     Stabilization ponds without aeration
X
X
X
X
     Stabilization ponds with aeration
X
X
X
X
Advanced (Tertiary) Treatment
     Polishing ponds
X
X
X
X
     Chemical/physical advanced waste treatment without secondary
X
X
X
     Chemical/physical advanced waste treatment following secondary
X
X
X
     Biological or chemical/biological advanced waste treatment
X
X
X
X
     Nitrification by designed extended aeration only
X
X
X
     Ion exchange for advanced waste treatment
X
X
X
     Reverse osmosis, electrodialysis and other membrane filtration
X
X
X
     Media filtration
X
X
X
Chemical Addition
     Add dry chemicals
X
X
X
X
     Add gaseous chemicals
X
X
X
     Add liquid chemicals
X
X
X
X
Disinfection
     Dechlorination
X
X
X
X
     Gas chlorination
X
X
X
     Hypochlorination
X
X
X
X
     Ultraviolet irradiation
X
X
X
X
Effluent discharge and reuse
X
X
X
X
Solids Handling
     Conditioning
X
X
X
X
     Dewatering
X
X
X
X
     Stabilization
X
X
X
X
     Thickening
X
X
X
     Volume reduction
X
X
X
X

 

Required capabilities: