Online Courses

Discount Packages

Ethics, Laws and Rules

Live Webinars

Video Presentations

Interactive Courses

Courses by Provider

New Jersey Wastewater and Ethics 24 PDH Discount Package 2

PACKAGE NO: NJ24C-19
PACKAGE PDH: 24
PACKAGE PRICE: $288
To buy the package, please click on:
Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Background Use of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
COURSE NO: C02-008
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Background Use of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes how onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) have evolved throughout the years along with changing regulations. It also discusses current uses and types (performance-based vs. prescriptive requirements) of OWTS as well as the management program problems associated with such systems. Finally, this course presents initiatives taken to improve onsite system treatment and management.

 

Onsite wastewater treatment systems have evolved from the pit privies used widely throughout history to installations capable of producing a disinfected effluent that is fit for human consumption. Although achieving such a level of effluent quality is seldom necessary, the ability of onsite systems to remove settleable solids, floatable grease and scum, nutrients, and pathogens from wastewater discharges defines their importance in protecting human health and environmental resources. In the modern era, the typical onsite system has consisted primarily of a septic tank and a soil absorption field, also known as a subsurface wastewater infiltration system, or SWIS.

 

This 2 PDH  online course is applicable to civil and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the design and installation of onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Regulation of onsite wastewater treatment systems
  • Onsite wastewater treatment system use, distribution, and failure rate
  • Problems with existing onsite wastewater management programs
  • Performance-based management of onsite wastewater treatment systems
  • Coordinating onsite system management with watershed protection efforts
  • USEPA initiatives to improve onsite system treatment and management
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 1 of the EPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual, EPA/625/R-00/008, "Background Use of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Background Use of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (1.41 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 1 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.

COURSE TITLE: An Introduction to Wastewater Collection and Pumping
COURSE NO: C08-010
An Introduction to Wastewater Collection and Pumping
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will introduce you to the principles and practices of wastewater collection and pumping.  You will learn about preliminary sewer design issues, the hydraulic design of gravity and pressure sewers, sewer system layout, appurtenances, and structural design of sewer lines. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of pumped system design, pumping stations and equipment.  You will become familiar with sewer piping and pump station components. You will also learn how to approach evaluation and rehabilitation of existing sewer systems.

 

This 8 PDH online course is intended for civil engineers and other infrastructure design and construction professionals who want to learn about the basic technology, design guidelines and materials and equipment used in design and construction of wastewater collection and pumping systems (sanitary sewer systems) for residential, industrial and commercial developments.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about the approach, requirements, criteria, considerations, and hydraulic calculations used in the design of gravity sewers
  • Learning about alternatives to gravity sewer systems that would require deep and expensive trench excavation, such as jacking, boring, and tunneling
  • Understanding how the operation and maintenance costs of a pumping station with a forcemain, when capitalized, may offset or be less than the construction costs of a deep gravity sewer system
  • Knowing when high groundwater, unstable soil, shallow rock, or extremely adverse topography make gravity sewers, pump or ejector stations unsuitable, low pressure systems using grinder pumps with small diameter pressure sewers may be a solution
  • Learning how to calculate the average hourly wastewater flowrate in order to design a sanitary sewer system
  • Learning how to calculate extreme peak wastewater flowrates and how to size a sanitary sewer system to accommodate them
  • Learning how to design for unintended inflow and infiltration in wastewater collection systems
  • Learning about the Manning Formula and how to use it in sewer system design
  • Understanding the importance of flow velocity in sewer pipes and velocity guidelines for various flow conditions that may be encountered
  • Knowing the basic parameters for sewer pumping station layout
  • Familiarizing with the different types of sewage pumps and ejectors and when they are used
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Wastewater Collection and Pumping".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Wastewater Collection and Pumping (1.18 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty five (45) questions to earn 8 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

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.

COURSE TITLE: Municipal Sewer Systems: Case Studies
COURSE NO: C02-053
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Tata, P.E.
Municipal Sewer Systems: Case Studies
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of sanitary sewer and storm sewer system operation. It also presents two case studies about 1) a small town sanitary sewer court case and subsequent decision, and 2) a storm sewer dispute in the same small town between its citizens and town hall and its subsequent settlement.

 

The purification of wastewater by our sanitary sewer systems preventing the pollution of our waterways and the channeling of rain water from our homes, streets, and roadways to prevent flooding should be of major concern to everyone. Prior to 1972, our nation's waterways were becoming open sewers. In 1972, Congress passed the Clean Water Act. Since then billions of dollars have been spent trying to reverse an alarming decline in water quality.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for sanitary engineers, civil engineers, chemical engineers, and other design professional or construction personnel interested in gaining a better understanding in the applications of municipal sewer systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the history behind the development of sanitary and storm sewer systems
  • Learning about the operation of sanitary and storm sewer systems
  • Understanding the meaning of the 1972 Clean Water Act
  • Learning about primary, secondary, and tertiary sanitary sewer treatment plants
  • Learning about some of the features of advanced sanitary sewer treatment plants
  • Understanding wastewater flow through a town's modern sanitary sewer treatment plant
  • Case study of a small town sanitary sewer system court case
  • Case study of a small town storm sewer case between residents and city hall
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need the review the course document titled, "Municipal Sewer Systems: Case Studies".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Municipal Sewer Systems: Case Studies (217 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this entire document.

 

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.

COURSE TITLE: Pressure and Gravity Sewers
COURSE NO: C02-068
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Pressure and Gravity Sewers
Course Highlights

This online engineering courses is divided in to two parts: The first part discusses sewer systems that use pressure to deliver sewage to a treatment system. The second part discusses small diameter gravity sewers (SDGS) which convey effluent by gravity from a tank to a treatment location. Each part presents an overall description of the relevant topic along with the advantages and disadvantages of each system, design criteria, performance data, operation and maintenance and insights about cost related data.

 

Alternative wastewater collection systems can be cost effective for homes in areas where traditional collection systems are too expensive to install and operate. Pressure and gravity sewers are used in sparsely populated or suburban areas in which conventional collection systems would be expensive. These systems generally use smaller diameter pipes with a slight slope or follow the surface contour of the land; thereby, reducing excavation and construction costs. These systems convey effluent by gravity from an interceptor tank (or septic tank) to a centralized treatment location or pump station for transfer to another collection system or treatment facility.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil, mechanical and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, design and installation of low pressure and small diameter gravity sewer systems.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about the common types of alternative wastewater collection systems
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each type of system
  • Understanding the applicability of each system
  • Familiarizing with the design criteria,  performance data and  operation and maintenance processes of each system
  • Ability to compare conventional wastewater collection systems to alternative wastewater systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “Pressure and Gravity Sewers” which is based on a compilation of the USEPA Wastewater Technology Fact Sheet, “Sewers, Pressure” and Decentralized Systems Technology Fact Sheet, “Small Diameter Gravity Sewers”.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Pressure and Gravity Sewers (344 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this USEPA 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.

COURSE TITLE: UV Disinfection Options for Wastewater Treatment Plants
COURSE NO: C08-006
UV Disinfection Options for Wastewater Treatment Plants
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will provide a detailed evaluation of ultra violet (UV) technology as an alternative to conventional chemical disinfection methods used at wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).

 

Chlorination has been the preferred disinfection method used for treating WWTP effluent, but concerns about chemical releases, public safety, and the potential for chlorinated effluent to be toxic to aquatic life have caused municipal managers to consider other options.  Although chlorine, sometimes followed by dechlorination, continues to be used at many municipal WWTPs, use of other means, such as UV disinfection, is increasing. UV is a technology capable of providing effective WWTP effluent disinfection while reducing safety and environmental toxicity issues.

 

There are many factors that must be carefully considered to verify that UV facilities are safe, reliable and economical. These issues include the cost of power and lamp replacement, lamp fouling, ability of the water to allow transmission of UV radiation, tailing, photoreactivation and regrowth of disinfected microorganisms, and dose selection.

 

This 8 PDH online  course is intended for wastewater treatment engineers and environmental professionals seeking to gain an understanding of UV disinfection technologies. This course is also an excellent overview for those environmental professionals working in the field of water and wastewater treatment. A complete description of UV science is described along with its application to the disinfection of wastewater.  The three major UV technology options are fully presented and compared.  Results of a pilot demonstration are looked at to give the reader a real world example for evaluating UV technologies as an option for disinfecting wastewater at an existing plant.

Learning Objectives

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

  • General requirements of the USEPA Clean Water Act 
  • UV science
  • Current UV disinfection technologies used in wastewater treatment
  • Variations of alternative lamps and UV equipment
  • Design and dose requirements of UV systems  
  • O&M  requirements and costs of UV systems
  • Support information for determining UV disinfection options
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the NYSERDA Publication, "Evaluation of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Disinfection Technologies for Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
UV Disinfection Options for Wastewater Treatment Plants (2.86 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 8 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this NYSERDA 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.

COURSE TITLE: Engineering Ethics for New Jersey Professional Engineers
COURSE NO: NJ2-005
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Engineering Ethics for New Jersey Professional Engineers
Note: This 2 PDH engineering ethics course is applicable only to New Jersey Professional Engineers.It is also offered as a recorded video presentation and as a live interactive webinar.
Accepted in:
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the laws and rules of ethics and professional responsibility governing the practice of engineering in the State of New Jersey. Excerpts from Title 45, Chapter 8 of the New Jersey Statutes and Title 13, Chapter 40 of the New Jersey Regulations, which relate to the rules of profession conduct are presented in this course.

 

Engineering ethics is (1) the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering and (2) the study of related questions about moral conduct, character, ideals and relationships of peoples and organizations involved in technological development (Martin and Schinzinger, Ethics in Engineering).

 

Since engineers are faced with frequent moral and ethical dilemmas while practicing their engineering profession, this course will provide you with moral and ethical guidance in your decision making process. Most importantly, it will provide you with insight on how to conduct, respect and protect your engineering practice with the utmost professionalism.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to Professional Engineers licensed in the State of New Jersey and who are required to demonstrate continuing professional competency in engineering ethics as a condition of their license renewal. For each renewal period, every licensee must complete twenty four (24) professional development hours, at least two (2) of which must be relative to the law and rules professional responsibility, conduct and ethics.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Overview of the laws and rules regulating the practice of engineering in the State of New Jersey
  • Understanding the roles of the New Jersey Board as well as its disciplinary authority
  • Learning about engineering ethics and the laws and rules of professional conduct and responsibility
  • Review of ethical and disciplinary case studies depicting various violations and their corresponding penalties
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled “Engineering Ethics for New Jersey Professional Engineers”.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Engineering Ethics for New Jersey Professional Engineers (110 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire course document.
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.

To buy the package , please click on: