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ZDHC Wastewater Treatment System Operator Qualification Training Course (English) – I (ZDHC ETP Operator Training)

Self-paced Learning720 minsBeginnerE-learning

ZDHC published Wastewater Treatment System Operator Minimum Qualifications Guidelines in February 2021 for competency requirements for water treatment plant operators. The ZDHC Guideline intends to establish standardized minimum expectations for operators' and technicians' education, course, and experience tasked with operating wastewater treatment systems at manufacturing facilities that support the footwear and apparel industries.

This Guideline applies to each facility that owns and/or operates one or more wastewater treatment systems to treat industrial, domestic, or a blend of industrial and domestic wastewater, whether or not the treatment system is located on their property. Operators need to demonstrate their level of qualification through an exam administered by ZDHC and are expected to renew their qualifications every two years. Wastewater treatment system operators and technicians should have adequate qualifications and be adequately trained to meet the expectations of the ZDHC Wastewater Guideline and regulatory compliance. It is expected that only those operators who have completed the wastewater treatment plant operator training will be permitted to operate and maintain wastewater treatment systems.


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The ZDHC Foundation believes that unless wastewater treatment system operators and technicians have adequate qualifications and are properly trained, some facilities will continue to struggle in meeting the expectations of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines and regulatory compliance.

The intent of ZDHC WTP training is to establish standardized minimum expectations for the education, training, and experience for operators and technicians tasked with operating wastewater treatment systems at manufacturing facilities that support the footwear and apparel industries.
  • Understand the fundamental principles of wastewater treatment systems, especially in the textile industry.
  • Demonstrate basic physical/chemical treatment as required by the ZDHC Guideline.
  • Enhance your skillset as proficient water and wastewater treatment plant operator.
  • Manage problems that may arise during wastewater treatment.
  • Module 1: Screening
  • Module 2: Coagulation and flocculation
  • Module 3: Filtration
  • Module 4: Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF)
  • Module 5: Chemical precipitation
  • Module 6: Sedimentation
  • Module 7: PH adjustment
  • Module 8: Disinfection
  • Module 9: Sludge treatment and handling
  • Module 10: Sampling and testing
  • Module 11: Piping and instrumentation
  • Module 12: Water and wastewater quality
  • Wastewater treatment operators who operate one or more wastewater treatment systems to treat industrial, domestic, or a blend of industrial and domestic wastewater.
  • People seeking to build a career as a water and wastewater treatment plant operator
  • "Operators who expect to demonstrate their level of qualification through ZDHC examinations
  • Facilities that want to continue with their existing ZDHC approval or new facilities seeking ZDHC approval"
  • Pre-requisites: Basic work experience in the operation of effluent treatment and wastewater treatment plants. Participants with some basic knowledge of physics, chemistry and numeracy would be an added advantage.

Our online wastewater treatment course offers a wide range of benefits for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and expertise.

  • World-Class Training

Learn from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists.

  • Flexible Learning Style

Study in your own time, at your own pace

  • Continuous Feedback

Get prompt feedback from content-embedded assessment.

  • Professional Certification

Get a globally recognised certificate and enhance your career development.

System requirements

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  • Firefox
Additional requires include:
  • A high-speed internet connection will provide best results.
  • An email address is required to register for courses.
  • Microsoft Media Player or equivalent is needed to play audio and video files.
  • Flash Player is used for content and interactive learning. If necessary, download and install Flash Player to ensure proper operation of course content.

1. How do I register for the ZDHC qualification exam?
After completing the course (12 modules) on TÜV SÜD's web interface, participants will be directed to the ZDHC website to enroll for the qualification exam. You can register for the examination on the ZDHC website here.

2. What is included with the course?
Each course will include access to e-learning content, quizzes, and proof of completion. Additional resources may also be included and this will vary by course.

3. Can I pause the course and log in to it anytime?
Certainly. The course allows the learner to take a break and return to it within the defined access period (typically 365 days).

4. Are there any quizzes in the middle of the course?
Our e-learning courses are designed to promote interaction between learner and content and often include quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help understand where successful learning has been achieved, and where opportunities for additional review exist.

5. Can I get a refund if I cancel my enrollment?
Refunds cannot be provided once a course is activated. Please be sure to review course information prior to activation.

6. What happens if I don’t finish the course within the access period?
The standard access period is 365 days to allow sufficient time to complete your course.

This online ZDHC wastewater operator qualification training course consists of 12 modules, and each module will take around 1 hour to complete. Below is the process to complete the course and receive an internationally recognized e-certificate of attendance from TÜV SÜD and Level 1 Qualification certificate from ZDHC. Participants need to click the "Buy Now" button on this web page to register for the e-learning course.

  • Post completing the registration, participants will get login credentials to access and complete the e-learning course.
  • After completing the course (12 modules) on TÜV SÜD's web interface, participants will be directed to the ZDHC website to enroll for the qualification exam. Participants will get a one-month time frame for attending the exam. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section for the exam details.
  • Participants must attain 80% marks in the assessment to complete the course curriculum and receive the course completion and qualification certificates from TÜV SÜD and ZDHC, respectively.
Net Price (excl. GST)
₹ 33,105.00
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