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2024 Annual Conference – Attendee/Classroom Registration

July 14 - July 19

$15.00 – $575.00

4 Hour Management Class

Monday, July 15th (1pm-5pm)

LDH approval is pending for the 4-Hour Management class for hours.

This is a separate class from the 24-Hour Technical and has a separate registration that must be completed if you wish to attend.

*Management Training – As outlined in LAC 48: Part V. 7707-7719

“As a part of meeting the managerial capacity requirements, all appropriate staff of existing public water systems shall attend a training session provided by the state, its contractors, or the state-recognized trainers for board members, council members/mayors/owners, etc. Management training for all board members/council members/mayors/owners of existing public water systems will be based on whether their water system has been issued an administrative order, and/or is on the significant non-compliers’s list, and/or has had primary MCL violations during the past three years. The department will continue to encourage attendance voluntarily at management training sessions by board members/council members/mayors/owners of other public water systems. Training sessions shall be provided periodically and appropriate parties as noted above will have the opportunity to attend one of the scheduled sessions within six months after the system has been notified that is it being evaluated for technical, managerial, and financial capacity.”

!!Attention Operators!!!: At least one Decision Maker (mayor, board president, or council member/board member) from the water/wastewater system must be present for the operator of that system to receive recertification credit hours. 

Please understand you will need to scan your name badge (in/out) when you enter/depart the classroom.  Take time to look at the screen to make sure your name pops up when you are scanning.  If it does not please go to the LRWA registration desk to receive assistance.  LRWA is not responsible for you scanning in/out to receive the correct hours.

32 Hour Certification Review Classes

Monday, July 15th (8am-5pm); Tuesday, July 16th (8am-6pm);
Wednesday, July 17th (8am-5pm), and Thursday, July 18th (8am-5pm)

LDH approval is pending for the 32-Hour Certification Review Classes for hours.  Water classes are approved for water hours ONLY and Wastewater classes are approved for wastewater hours ONLY.

Certification classes are designed for those not certified or who need to advance their certification level. If you need hours please register for the 24-hour Technical Sessions, we need to hold spaces for those who will be taking an exam on Friday.

You can only attend ONE class because they are held simultaneously. Sitting in one class and then moving to another to get hours is no longer allowed.

  • Water Certification Training for Levels 1 and 2 (A) Production, Treatment, & Distribution
    • Dennis McGehee, Instructor (LDH Course Approval #####)
  • Water Certification Training for Levels 1 and 2 (B) Production, Treatment, & Distribution
    • Curtis Davis, Instructor (LDH Course Approval #####)
  • Water Certification Training for Level 3 and 4 Production, Treatment, & Distribution
    • Vern Breland, Instructors  (LDH Course Approval #####)
  • Wastewater Certification Training for Level 1 and 2 Collection & Treatment
    • Scott Finney, Instructor (LDH Course Approval #####)
  • Wastewater Certification Training for Level 3 and 4 Collection & Treatment
    • Eric Mouton, Instructor (LDH Course Approval #####)

You must attend the Welcome Address, lunches with guest speakers, Awards Luncheon, and Exhibit Hall Viewing to receive full hours of credit.

Please understand you will need to scan your name badge (in/out) each time you enter/depart the classroom.  You will also need to scan for each special event during the week. Take time to look at the screen to make sure your name pops up when you are scanning.  If it does not please go to the LRWA registration desk to receive assistance.  LRWA is not responsible for you scanning in/out to receive the correct hours.

*$20 from this registration will be allocated to LRWA PAC funds  (Federal $10 and State $10)

24 Hour Technical Sessions

Tuesday, July 16th (8am-6pm); Wednesday, July 17th (8am-5pm),
and Thursday, July 18th (8am-1:15pm)

LDH approval is pending for 24 hours of credit in both water and wastewater.

The Technical Sessions are designed for you to choose the session you would like to attend. Session topics will pertain to water, wastewater, and management (mayors, board/council members, clerks/ bookkeepers, etc.). These sessions will allow you to receive the necessary recertification credits in water and/or wastewater.

You must attend the Welcome Address, lunches with guest speakers, Awards Luncheon, and Exhibit Hall Viewing to receive full hours of credit.

Please understand you will need to scan your name badge (in/out) each time you enter/depart the classroom.  You will also need to scan for each special event during the week. Take time to look at the screen to make sure your name pops up when you are scanning.  If it does not please go to the LRWA registration desk to receive assistance.  LRWA is not responsible for you scanning in/out to receive the correct hours.

*$20 from this registration will be allocated to LRWA PAC funds (Federal $10 and State $10)

Classroom Registration Includes

  • Classroom admittance/instruction.
  • You cannot register for a 24-hour technical Session and sit in on a 32-hour Certification Class or 4-hour Management Class for hours.  You MUST register for each class individually.
    • The 32-Hour Certification Class is for those needing to take the exam on Friday, not to get recertification hours.
    • The 24-Hour Technical is for those needing recertification hours.
    • The 4-Hour Management is for decision-makers. Operators can only get recertification hours IF a decision maker from that system also registers and attends.
  • Some meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) are provided during the week (check scheduled) at the Lake Charles Event (Civic) Center.
  • Exhibit Hall admittance.
  • Classroom attendee receives one (1) scannable name badge which allows access to the Wednesday Awards Luncheon beginning at 11:00 am.  If a spouse/guest/child(ren) wishes to attend the awards ceremony then an Awards Luncheon Ticket must be purchased before Wednesday. ($40 per adult [14 & up] — $15 per child [13 & under])
  • All special events. (Membership Meeting; Welcome Address; Meet & Greet Exhibitors; Las Vegas Night with Bingo, Fish Fry; etc.)
  • Specially printed name badge to scan (in/out) ALL events to track your Credit Hours. Don’t forget to scan in and out!

Attendees PRE-REGISTERED with PAYMENT for a class before July 1st are eligible for a chance to win one of five $1000 door prize drawings on Thursday during lunch, They MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.  If payment is not received you are not eligible for the drawing.

ALL PAYMENT/CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE July 10th.

Cancellation/Refund Policy/No Show

LRWA will charge a $100 processing fee for ALL cancellations.  Rather than canceling, consider sending a substitute.

A written request for cancellation/refund must be received by fax (337-738-5620), email (lrwa@lrwa.org), or mail before July 1, 2024.

NO refunds are issued for cancellations requested after July 1, 2024.

LRWA has a new policy for attendees who pre-register but don’t pay. If you send a pre-registration, do not pay, and do not attend the conference without calling to cancel we will invoice a No Show Administrative charge of $100.  This is because of the expenses we incurred for the registration.  This is like a doctor’s office charging an appointment no-show fee.

EXAM Application Instructions/Information

Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) states that pre-approval is REQUIRED for ALL certification exams, therefore pre-application must be submitted to their office at least 30 days or more before the exam date.  NO walk-ins are allowed.  Exam Application can be completed through this link Operator Certification | La Dept. of Health.

EXAM APPLICATION should be sent to
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH),    Attn: Certification Office
Mail:  P.O. Box 4489, Bin 10 Box 6, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489
Fax:   225-342-7494
Email: opcert@la.gov

For exam questions, please contact LDH at:

Main office # 225-342-7508

Esteban “Stone” Gonzalez, MPA – Operator Certification Program Administrator   225-342-7512
Reyna Anderson Duffus, MBA – State Training Officer   225-342-7507

email at opcert@la.gov

Printable Information

PDF registration forms:  You can click on the PDF form and complete it on your computer, iPad, Tablet, or phone.  We ask that you DO NOT handwrite on the PDF forms because we have trouble reading them.  Handwritting could delay your registration to be processed. Please type if you do not use the online ticket form.

Online Registration/Tickets

Tickets:  Complete a ticket below. The ticket method allows you to register for class(es) and pay online with a credit card. Once you complete a ticket and submit it, you will receive a copy of the registration by email to the address provided at checkout. If you don’t receive an email, check your spam folder.  This form can be used as a receipt for payment by credit card.  

Attendees PRE-REGISTERED with PAYMENT for a class before July 1st are eligible for a chance to win one of five $1000 door prize drawings on Thursday during lunch, They MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.  If payment is not received you are not eligible for the drawing.

ALL PAYMENT/CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE July 10th.

Pre-registration without payment is subject to a higher price if paid after the discounted date.

Details

Start:
July 14
End:
July 19
Cost:
$15.00 – $575.00

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Guest Awards Luncheon Ticket (Adult)
Purchase extra ticket(s) only if a spouse/guest or child(ren) [age 14 and up] will be attending. Ticket for classroom attendee is included in class registration.
$ 40.00
Unlimited
Guest Awards Luncheon Ticket (Child)
Purchase extra ticket(s) only if a child(ren) [age 13 and under] will be attending. Ticket for classroom attendee is included in class registration.
$ 15.00
Unlimited
Member - 4 Hour Management Class
!!Attention Operators!!!: At least one System Decision Maker (mayor, board president, or council member/board member) from water/wastewater system must be present for water/wastewater operator of that system to receive recertification credit hours at this session.
$ 100.00
Unlimited
Non-Member - 4 Hour Management Class
!!Attention Operators!!!: At least one System Decision Maker (mayor, board president, or council member/board member) from water/wastewater system must be present for water/wastewater operator of that system to receive recertification credit hours at this session.
$ 150.00
Unlimited
Member - 32 Hr Certification Classes
Class for taking Operator Exam
$ 375.00
Unlimited
Non-Member - 32 Hr Certification Classes
Class for taking Operator Exam
$ 450.00
Unlimited
Member - 40 Hr Certification Classes
Class for taking Operator Exam / Contact LDH Certification Department first to verify if 40 hours is required for you to take the exam.
$ 475.00
Unlimited
Non-Member - 40 Hr Certification Classes
Class for taking Operator Exam / Contact LDH Certification Department first to verify if 40 hours is required for you to take the exam.
$ 550.00
Unlimited
Member - 24 Hr Technical Training
$ 355.00
Unlimited
Non-Member - 24 Hr Technical Training
$ 405.00
Unlimited
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