Earthwise Academy


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Allow us to take this opportunity to introduce you to EarthWise Academy, DEP’s online training center, which can be found at www.earthwise.dep.state.pa.us/edu/. Through EarthWise Academy you can:

  1. View your personal operator certification continuing education transcript.
  2. Search the catalog of all water and wastewater continuing education courses.
  3. Take DEP web-based training courses.
  4. View the Training Events calendar

I. View Transcript

Enter the EarthWise Academy home page at the URL shown above (or click the EarthWise Academy logo) and click "Transcripts". Then enter your PA DEP Client ID number to view training records.

II. Search the Complete Continuing Education Catalog (all sponsors)

Enter the EarthWise Academy home page at the URL shown above and click “Course Catalog”. Click "Show Search Options" to browse through all courses approved by DEP for water and wastewater operator pre-certification training and continuing education.

III. Take a DEP Web-Based Course

Go to the DEP eLearning server at www.padepelearn.com/ to take courses developed by the Department of Environmental Protection.

To review web-based courses developed by other organizations yet still approved by DEP, go to the course catalog as listed above and set Training Format to "Distance Education" and Media Type to "Web Based."

IV. View Calendar

DEP provides an online calendar as a service for training providers. Organizations offering training opportunities may post here to inform operators looking for training.

In addition to approving courses given by its training partners, DEP also sponsors the four types of courses below. Click on the links below for instructions on how to enroll.

  1. Securing Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities
    All certified operators must complete the DEP’s system security course called "Securing Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities" by the end of the operator’s first full cycle that begins after 9/18/2010. The training is being made available in three formats:
    • Web-based (ID#2954 - 3.5 contact hours)
      The web-based version is available through DEP’s Earthwise Academy, eLearning site: padepelearn.com. Under “Required Security Training” click on course 2954, Securing Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities. Follow the log-in instructions displayed.
    • Correspondence Courses (ID#2953 - 5 contact hours)
      Correspondence versions of the course are administered by the following training providers. Choose one of the following organizations and contact them to enroll:
      Training Provider Website / email Phone number
      Cross Connection Control Management, Inc. www.cccminc.com 724-446-3300
      pH Environmental www.phenvironmental.com 
      dpike@phenvironmental.com
      508-393-3973
      Skillworks www.skillworks.com 877-754-5596
      Technical Learning College

      www.abctlc.com
      Enrollment Form (PDF) 
      Enrollment Form (DOC)

      928-468-0665
      Water System Solutions www.water-system-solutions.com 814-443-3894
    • Classroom Training(ID#2952 - 5 contact hours)

    • To find classroom versions of this course, go to the events calendar and click on the calendar dates marked "Securing Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities (Classroom)".
  2. FEMA National Incident Management (NIMS) Courses
  3. EarthWise Academy web-based training courses
  4. Face-to-face Courses taught by DEP