The next important date on the Water System Operator calendar here in California is September 21 — just over two weeks from now. If you submitted your application prior to the July 1 deadline, you should have heard from the Department of Public Health by now, confirming receipt of your application and informing you of the exam date, time, and location. If you haven’t received written instructions from DPH, phone them today to determine your status. You should probably speak with Karen Hinrichs at 916-449-5628.
After you know for sure that you’re taking the Water Distribution exam, what should you do next? Study! And MOST can help you with that in four critical ways.
First, if you are a MOST Subscriber, just click on the “Contact” link at the top of the page and request a free practice exam and answer key. And if you’re not a Subscriber, you can become one just by entering your e-mail address in the box on the MOST home page under “Subscribe to Updates.” Just like your practice exam, it’s free. And make sure you tell us what grade you are pursuing, so that we send you the appropriate practice exam.
Second, you can take our online courses here at MOST. Each course costs only $10, and is about one hour long — and worth one hour of continuing education/contact hour credit toward certification renewal. Better still, you can replay each course you purchase as many times as you wish for a full year. For the Water Distribution exam, we especially recommend all of our Water Math courses, but also WQ-5, our course on the Total Coliform Rule.
Thirdly, if water math is your area of greatest concern, you can purchase all nine of our MOST Water Math courses on a DVD instead of online. No contact hour credit for this, but the cost is only $50, with no extra fees for “shipping and handling.” You’ll get over ten hours of video lectures and over 100 example problems worked out step-by-step on the critical water math topics for the Water Distribution — and Water Treatment — exams. To order, click on “Contact” and send us a message requesting the MOST Water Math DVD, and we’ll get back to you with the ordering information.
And finally, from our MOST home page, click on the link to our YouTube site. We have several short videos there that will help you tune-up for the exam.
Remember two key things: the Water Distribution exam is on September 21, and MOST is your best friend when it’s time to prepare for the exam. And that time is now!