Continuing Education

Water and Wastewater Technician Programming (Distance) Waste Distribution & Collection


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Learn the ins and outs of this essential profession

The NAIT Water and Wastewater Technician distance learning courses are well recognized by employers in the industry and by Alberta Environment and Parks. If you are looking for entry-level employment or career advancement in the fields of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection or wastewater treatment, our courses will provide a high-level of training.

If you are already working in the field and require recertification or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain certification, our courses are also available to be taken individually.

Distribution and Collection

The Water Distribution and Collection Specialization Certificate is designed to provide a solid foundation and understanding of the water industry, while focusing on developing specialized knowledge of Water Distribution and Collection operations.

Professional development

If you're interested in obtaining professional certification by Alberta Environment and Parks, you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards that certification at NAIT.

CEUs assessed by Alberta Environment and Parks are assigned to individual courses. CEU equivalencies can be found through Alberta Environment and Parks.

Learn more about professional certification opportunities with Alberta Environment and Parks

Certificate Application

Students must successfully complete all required courses within the certificate to be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement. Students must apply for the certificate by completing a Request for Certification form (pdf) and returning the completed form to

If you wish to request a Recognition of Prior Learning for past education or work experience, please email