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Our Mission:

Water Opcert School was created to provide water districts and their operators with educational services that are effective, relevant, flexible, and inexpensive. We offer programs designed to help fulfill State certification requirements in three areas: contact hours for renewal of current licenses, exam preparation classes, and specialized training courses.

   1) We bring the classroom to your facility                     
        No hotel, travel, or overtime expenses                                                                        
 We provide all educational materials               
        There are no surprise costs                                                                                            
    3) We will meet your scheduling needs   
        Weekday, evening, and Saturday sessions are available

  • Opcert School classes start as low as $100 per person, per day.
  • 36-90 hour courses start as low as $450 per person for a 4-5 day course.

Water Opcert School was started by Richard Vierra and Kay Tivol in October 2007. Both are professional educators who have taught water treatment, distribution, collecton system, and wastewater plant operators in California, Oregon, and Hawaii. With more than fourteen years experience teaching Grade One through Grade Five level material, Richard knows how to establish a dynamic learning environment that benefits all participants. The water industry is changing like never before, but one thing that will not change is our commitment to being your source for quality operator education.

If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Or, if you are considering any of Water Opcert School's programs, let us know what your needs and/or questions are, and we will be more than happy to help. Call (530) 277-2255, or email richard@opcertschool.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Effective Date: June 1, 2021

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.opcertschool.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

  • What information we collect
  • With whom it is shared
  • How it can be corrected
  • How it is secured
  • How policy changes will be communicated
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal data

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any
  • Change/correct any data we have about you
  • Have us delete any data we have about you
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

Whenever material changes are made to the privacy notice, you will be notified by email.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (530) 277-2255 or via email.