Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/26/2020-10/30/2020
7:30 am-5:00 pm

Location
Biloxi Civic Center


BILOXI CIVIC CENTER
578 HOWARD AVENUE
BILOXI, MS

OCTOBER 26-30, 2020

The 45th Annual MWPCOA South Mississippi Short Course is scheduled at BILOXI CIVIC CENTER, 578 HOWARD AVENUE, BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, October 26-30, 2020. Registration and check-in will be held in the lobby of the Civic Center at 7:30 a.m. on Monday for persons attending certification classes. Certification classes will start at 8:00 AM and dismiss at 5:00 PM each day. Instruction will be offered for Class I, II, III, and IV pollution control operators. WATER SUPPLY CERTIFICATION CLASSES AND EXAMS WILL NOT BE OFFERED AT THIS SHORT COURSE. All attendees are requested to bring calculators.

Registration for WATER AND WASTEWATER CEU classes will be held at 7:30 AM on Tuesday. The CEU Class will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday and finish at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday for a total of 16 hours.

Certifying examinations for all pollution control classes will be held Friday morning, October 30, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. ALL PERSONS DESIRING TO TAKE AN EXAMINATION MUST PRE-REGISTER AND PAY THE EXAM FEE BY THE DEADLINE. 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. THERE WILL BE A $40.00 TESTING FEE CHARGED FOR TAKING AN EXAM. All classes and exams will be held in the Civic Center. Wastewater Manuals – $50.00 (2007 edition) will be available for purchase at registration as usual. All attendees are highly encouraged to register early and order a manual to study prior to the course.

Pre-registration fee for the certification classes (I, II, III, IV) for members of the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operators’ Association, Inc. is $250 and $400.00 for non-members. Pre-registration fee for the CEU classes (water or wastewater) is $200 for members and $350 for non-members. These fees cover the cost of supplies and services related to the short course. One ticket to a Fishfry sponsored by the Association on Tuesday evening is included. Tickets for the Fishfry will be $20.00 for those not registered for the short course. The registration fee does not include manual fee, testing fee or expenses for lodging or meals.

The following hotels are located in close proximity of the Biloxi Civic Center:

IP Casino Resort
Beau Rivage
Palace Casino Resort
Harrah’s Gulf Coast
Doubletree by Hilton
Hard Rock
Best Western Oak Manor
Golden Nugget Hotel

Please be informed that group blocks have NOT been set up at any of these hotels. Please call the hotels directly to make your reservations.

For an interactive map showing the location of hotels and the Biloxi Civic Center, please visit:  Biloxi Hotels Map

FOR THIS COURSE ONLY, PRE-REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PAYMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 1. ALL PAYMENT OF FEES MUST BE MADE BY OCTOBER 1 TO BE ACCEPTED FOR CLASSES.

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2020. ALL FEES ARE DUE PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. A late registration fee of $50 will be charged if the envelope is postmarked after October 1, 2020. Please make your check payable to MWPCOA. Mail it and your pre-registration form to MWPCOA, P. O. Box 720399, Jackson, MS 39272. There is a $50 processing fee for cancellations for WASTEWATER CERTIFICATION CLASSES prior to October 1, 2020. No refunds will be given for cancellation of CEU CLASS registration prior to October 1, 2020. No refunds for no- shows or cancellations after October 1, 2020. DO NOT MAIL REGISTRATION AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2020. 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 on a case by case basis. You must call our office to get pre-approval for Purchase Order.