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Safe Drinking Water Act

EPA Institute


The Safe Drinking Water Act training course has been designed to offers students a well-rounded summary of the significant components of the SDWA as it exists today.

Starting with the basics of regulatory compliance, such as EPA definitions, this online SDWA class will take its students through a number of areas related to this Act, including the history of drinking water regulation in the US and the evolution of the Safe Drinking Water Act including the 1996 Amendments.

This online SDWA training program will also walk its students through the process that is used to set drinking water standards, including Underground Injection Control Programs and classes of wells.

While in this online SDWA class, individuals will look at:

  • Compliance
  • What is required according to the Public Notification Rule
  • Consumer Confidence Reports
  • Total Coliform Rule
  • Surface Water Treatment Standards
  • The Disinfection By Product Rules
  • Lead and Copper Rule
  • Inorganic ContaminationRadionuclides Contamination

Towards the conclusion of this online SDWA course, students will also look at the basic requirements of the Groundwater Rule, and the general health effects related to water safety.


The specific objectives of this online Safe Drinking Water Act course are:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of federal, state, and local laws relating to Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Learning the summary of current drinking water standards.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of microbiological, organic, inorganic, and toxic contaminants.
  • Learning about Underground Injection Control Wells program, their specifications, classes and uses as described by law.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of National Secondary Drinking Water Standards, Maximum Contaminant Level, and Maximum Contaminant Level Goals


CEUs are awarded for participation in educational activities with professional associations, business and industry, occupational groups, and education. Workshops, seminars, training programs, conferences, institutes, and short courses may qualify. As a guideline, these activities must be developed for a specific clientele, with the purpose of professional updating, re-certification, re-licensing, and retraining/vocational adjustment, or new career orientation.

Participants earn one CEU for each 10 "contact" hours spent in an organized educational activity. According to requirements set by the National Task Force on Continuing Education, this activity must meet under the direction of an approved sponsor and qualified instructors.

Generally, a 60-minute clock hour is the standard of measurement for each contact hour. Any portion of an hour does not count toward CEUs. The total number of CEUs awarded depends on how much time a participant spends in a formal learning situation.

course quick facts
course code DED-EPA7
cost $79.99
estimated time to
complete course
2 Hours
course materials

This online course is taught in conjunction with the EPA Institute - a leader in EPA training and environmental education. The EPA Institute's environmental education courses provide students with a flexible option for developing the skills and exploratory experience that is needed to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers and professionals who are better equipped to address a variety of environmental issues.