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Wastewater Treatment Processes and Systems

COURSE NO: C07-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wastewater Treatment Processes and Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on individual onsite/decentralized treatment technologies or unit processes. Information on typical application, design, construction, operation, maintenance, cost, and pollutant removal effectiveness is provided for most classes of treatment units and their related processes. This information is intended to be used in the preliminary selection of a system of treatment unit processes that can be assembled to achieve predetermined pollutant discharge concentrations or other specific performance requirements.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to civil, and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, selection and design of subsurface wastewater infiltration systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of conventional system types and treatment options
  • Knowledge of the subsurface wastewater infiltration system
  • Establishing design considerations
  • Evaluating construction management and contingency options
  • Understanding the design, construction and functionality of septic tanks
  • Understanding the design, construction and functionality of sand/media filters
  • Understanding the design, construction and functionality of aerobic treatment units
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 4 of the USEPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual, EPA/625/R-00/008, "Treatment Processes and Systems". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wastewater Treatment Processes and Systems (4.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 4 of this EPA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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