Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator

staff in a water treatment plant

Everything depends on water.

We help you gain the skills needed to work in water provision as well as wastewater management and treatment sectors.

Program Description

The Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator program (YWWOP) offers a range of courses designed to meet the needs of water and wastewater operators working within municipal, territorial, federal or First Nations’ governments.

We also have courses relevant to health professionals, supervisors and homeowners involved and/or interested in water quality. This program will be of interest to experienced operators as well as those brand new to the field.

Certification and Exams

Water and Wastewater Operators in the Yukon are certified by the Environmental Operator Certification Program (EOCP).  To apply to write your certification exam, download the application form on the Environmental Operators Certification Program website or phone 1.866.552.3627.  EOCP needs a minimum of three weeks to process applications. 

Career Opportunities

The water industry is a rapidly changing and growing career area with a shortage of qualified workers to fill positions. For those experienced in the water industry, this program will help expand skills, maintain certification and keep up with changing technology.

Whether students are looking to brush up their skills, or just joining the job market or are simply looking for a new and exciting field to enter, YWWOP can open a range of employment doors.

Money Matters


Please call 867.456.8545 for course costs.



Environmental Operator Certification Program Exam Preparation
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
WO 001 - Basic Small Water Systems Operations Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO 002 - Water Distribution Level 1 & 2
WO 006 - Wastewater Collection Level 1 & 2 Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO 010 - Bulk Water Delivery Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO 021 - Wastewater Treatment Level 1 & 2
WO 024 - Small Wastewater Systems Mechanical & Non Mechanical
WO 031 - Water Treatment Level 1 & 2 Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO CE55 - Water Distribution Level 3 and 4


Technical Development
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
WO 003 - Hypochlorination & Disinfection
WO 004 - Iron & Manganese Removal
WO 007 - Centrifugal Pumps: Design and Application
WO 008 - Water Quality for Distribution Operators
WO 009 - Vibration Analysis
WO 011 - Groundwater Quality & Treatment
WO 016 - Cross Connection Control Awareness
WO 018 - Membrane Filtration for Drinking Water Treatment
WO 022 - Chlorine Handling
WO 023 - Water Analysis, Water Quaility Monitoring, & Recordkeeping Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO 025 - Well Development, Pump Installation, & Well Maintenance Theory
WO 027 - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Data Communications Systems - Introduction
WO 032 - PVC Design & Construction for Water and Wastewater Pipe
WO 034 - Water Distribution Systems Operations (1/3 Practical)
WO 036 - Basic Hydrogeology
WO 037 - Wellhead Protection Planning
WO 041 - Reservoir Maintenance and Cleaning
WO 042 - Household Drinking Water Storage Practices Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO 046 - Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection
WO 047 - Arsenic and Uranium Removal
WO 048 - Groundwater Monitoring, Well Installations, Sampling, and Decommissioning
WO 049 - Cross Connection/Backflow Assembly Tester Certification Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO 050 - Climate Change Impact on Water and Wastewater Infrastructures
WO 051 - Lagoon Design, Operation and Maintenance
WO 052 - Disinfection By-Product Formation and Prevention
WO CE54 - Gas Chlorination and Disinfection
WO CE56 - Polyethylene Pipe Fusion - Small Diameter
WO CE57 - Polyethylene Pipe Fusion - Mid-Range Diameter
WO CE58 - Thermography Level 1 Certification
WO CE59 - Cross Connection Control Inspector Certification
WO CE64 - Wastewater Sampling, Analysis and Recordkeeping Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO CE66 - Chlorine in Yukon
WO CE67 - Passive Wastewater North of 60: Beyond Lagoons Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO CE68 - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA) Systems in Yukon Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO CE69 - Jar Testing for North of 60 Applications Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Workplace Essential Skills
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
WO 026 - Math Review for Small Water Systems and Bulk Water Delivery Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO 028 - Computer Basics for Operators: Email, Internet, MS Excel, and MS Word
WO 033 - Emergency Response Planning for Water & Wastewater Systems
WO CE60 - Taking Care of Your Drinking Water System for Decision Makers
WO CE61 - Soft Skills in the Water and Wastewater Context 1 - People Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
WO CE62 - Soft Skills in the Water and Wastewater Context 2 - Projects
WO CE63 - Soft Skills in the Water and Wastewater Context 3 - Communication and Finance
WO CE65 - Math Review for Wastewater
WO CE70 - Yukon Water & Wastewater Operator Program (YWWOP) Source Water Protection and Watershed Stewardship Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
WO 039 - Parks Canada Water Systems
WO 040 - Little Salmon Carmacks Water Treatment Plant