Date(s) - 02/15/2021-02/19/2021
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Clyde Muse Center, Hinds Community Collage, Rankin Campus

MWPCOA February Short Course Pre-registration is closed. If you need to register please call MWPCOA at 601-857-0512 for more information.

PEARL, MS 39208

FEBRUARY 15-19, 2021

The 33rd MWPCOA Central Mississippi Short Course is scheduled at the Clyde Muse Center of the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College, Pearl, MS the week of February 15-19, 2021. All classes will be held in the Muse Center.

All attendees for WASTEWATER CERTIFICATION are highly encouraged to register early and order a manual to study prior to the course. Wastewater Manuals – $50.00 (2007 edition) will be available for purchase at registration if not purchased in advance. Those attending the certification short course are required to bring calculators. WATER SUPPLY CERTIFICATION CLASSES A, B, C AND D WILL NOT BE OFFERED AT THIS SHORT COURSE. CONTACT MSDH AT 601-576-7518 FOR WATER CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE.

Instruction will be offered for Class I, II, III and IV pollution control operators from 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Thursday, and testing on Friday.

CEU classes for certified water and wastewater operators will begin at 8:00 A.M. on TUESDAY and finish at 5:00 P.M. on WEDNESDAY for a total of 16 hours in WATER (8 MSDH Regs + 8 Non-Regs) OR 16 MDEQ SPONSORED WASTEWATER HOURS. Please mark the appropriate class on the attached pre-registration form.

Certifying examinations for all classes in pollution control (I-IV, CSI, CSII) will be offered Friday morning, February 19, 2021, beginning at 8:00 a.m. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO TAKE AN EXAM. THERE WILL BE A $40.00 TESTING FEE CHARGED FOR EACH TEST TAKEN. PERSONS ARRIVING AFTER 8:00 A.M. WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE A TEST. COLLECTION SYSTEM COURSE WILL NOT BE OFFERED AT THIS SHORT COURSE. ANYONE DESIRING TO TAKE A CLASS I OR II OR COLLECTION SYSTEM I OR II WASTEWATER EXAMINATION MAY DO SO BY PRE-REGISTERING FOR THE EXAM. PERSONS DESIRING TO TAKE A CLASS III OR IV WASTEWATER EXAM MUST HAVE TAKEN AND PASSED A CLASS II EXAM PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING THE CLASS III OR IV. A photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) must be presented before a test will be issued. Only writing instruments and a non-programmable calculator will be allowed in the testing area. All other materials will be provided.

Pre-registration fee for the wastewater certification classes ( I, II, III, IV) for members of the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operators’ Association, Inc. is $300 and $450.00 for non-members. Pre-registration fee for the CEU classes (water or wastewater) is $250 for members and $400 (includes 3 year membership) for non- members. These fees cover the cost of supplies, the lunch on Tuesday (tickets for the lunch will be $20.00 for those not registered for the short course), and services related to the short course. The registration fee does not include manual fee, testing fee or expenses for lodging or meals.

The following hotels are available in the area. No room blocks have been reserved:

Quality Inn & Suites
360 Gilcrest Drive: 601-932-4025

Sleep Inn & Suites
333 Airport Road: 601-896-9638

Additional motels in the area at the Pearson Road Exit off I-20 are:

Candlewood Suites
Exit 48, 632 Pearson Rd: 601-936-3442

Days Inn
234 S Pearson Road: 601-932-6009

Hampton Inn
1234 Phillips Street: 601-932-7676

Holiday Inn Express
100 Riverwind East Drive: 601-936-7005

Register online with credit/debit card or complete the attached by answering all questions. Return pre-registration form with your check made payable to MWPCOA, Post Office Box 720399, Jackson, Mississippi 39272, before January 27, 2021, to avoid the late fee. A late fee of $50 will be charged if the envelope is postmarked after January 27, 2021. There is a $50 processing fee for cancellations prior to January 27, 2021. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations after January 27, 2021. DO NOT MAIL REGISTRATION AFTER JANUARY 27, 2021. THERE IS A $75 LATE FEE FOR REGISTRATION FEES PAID AT THE DOOR. If you have any questions, please call our office at (601) 857-0512. PURCHASE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.