The OTCO Office is still working remotely.
Our office hours are still 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday - Friday. Your emails are forwarded to the office staff.
Thank you for your continued support. Stay Safe.
-Curtis L. Truss
March 13, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine’s updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) directly impacts many of you in the water & wastewater profession. Some facilities where classes are being held are restricting the entrance of non-essential personnel on the premises.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, OTCO classroom courses, workshops, and backflow trainings have been suspended until Monday, April 6, 2020.
Trainings that were scheduled between March 16th thru April 6th will be rescheduled or alternative on-line training will be offered.
At this time, the April 14-15, 2020 Wastewater Workshop in Columbus will still be offered.
We will provide updates and information on the OTCO website starting Monday, March 16, 2020, as decisions and announcements are made.
OTCO staff will be available at:
Telephone: (614) 268-6826
Meanwhile, please take care of yourselves and your families.
Curtis L. Truss Jr., OTCO Executive Director
OEPA Professional Certified Class III Operator: Water & Wastewater
(614) 268-6826 Office
(614) 268-3244 (Fax)
(937) 215-6554 (Cell)
UPDATE AS OF 3/31/2020
(E) Contact hour course approval.
(a) Web-based course, which shall be interactive and not static or pre-recorded:
(i) Results of an interactive test given during the course for comprehension.
(ii) A report of how long a student had the course as their main screen. A student is considered in attendance for the course if the report indicates ninety per cent of the time was spent with the course as the main screen.
(iii) Completion certificate that includes the course date, course name, name of training provider, signature of person verifying attendance and name of operator.
New & Revised Distant Learning Courses Coming Soon
(includes internet and webinar based at $15/contact hour. Price subject to change without notice)
UPDATE AS OF 5/4/2020
Workshops are now being offered as a Webinar
Water Lab Webinar (May 12, 2020)
Please continue to register for these workshops and the other workshops by clicking here.
UPDATE AS OF 5/4/2020:
Most of our Regional Traininings have turned into webinars here is the upcoming webinar.
CLICK HERE to see the webinars we are offering.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in advance and remember... We are all in this together.
Curtis L. Truss Jr. OTCO Executive Director
UPDATES AS OF 4/14/2020
Backflow Prevention Training will be rescheduled for after July 2020.
All OTCO Backflow Certifications that expire 12/31/20 will be extended to 6/30/2021. In order to receive this extension, you will be required to complete a 8 hour course.
CLICK HERE for the guidelines to file an extension.
CLICK HERE to file for an extension due to the
"A virtual classroom is an on-line learning environment that allows for live interaction between the tutor and the learners."
Backflow Prevention Webinar
June 22-25, 2020
Please CLICK HERE to review information on the
Backflow Prevention Webinar.
Click here for the Ohio EPA Backflow Update Due to COVID-19