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certificate recipientMPUA training is designed to meet the unique needs of members. We provide regular and periodic training opportunities throughout the year and on-going training options which are available at any time for local use. 

Additional training opportunities are provided throughout the year when new challenges or needs are identified. The Member Services Committee advises staff on training topics and needs. Contact MPUA at 573-445-3279 or email with any training questions.

Regular Training Opportunities

  • MPUA Annual Conference

  • Spring Tech Days
    • Held each spring, this technical training has an electric or water/wastewater track and is offered at two different locations for member convenience
    • Designed for field and technical staff

  • RP3 Application Training
    • 2018:  August 1  10 am to 2 pm | Columbia, MO 
    • Training is provided each spring/summer for members interested in applying for the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA)
    • Click for Registration Form 

  • Supervisory Leadership Development Certification
    • 2018:  Aug 14-15, Dec 11 | Farmington, MO (in-person, webinars & online)
    • Held at least once a year, this 24 credit hour certification is a supervisor training series for current and prospective supervisory staff in every department and level of your city and utility; includes in-person and web-based coursework
    • Click for Registration Form

  • Customer Service Training
    • 2018:  September 12  9 am to 4 pm  | Nixa, MO 
    • Serving emotional, difficult-to-please customers
    • Click for Registration Form
  • Utility Policy Development Certification for Public Officials
    • Training program for city administrators, mayors, city council members, boards of alderman, or finance directors to equip them to make decisions regarding local utility management
    • Email to express interest in scheduling this training

On-Demand Training Opportunities

  • Safety Training DVD Library
    • Over 100 water, wastewater, and electric safety training DVDs on a wide range of topics are available to members for local training
    • View Available Topics

  • Safety Meeting Program 
    • On-site monthly safety program provided in cooperation with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association
    • Helps members maintain a safe working environment for employees, reduce accidents, and limit exposure to liability claims
    • Program Brochure
    • Registration Information

  • E-Learning
    • Over 200 online courses which cover a wide variety of topics with a pay as you learn system for group or individual learner settings
    • Web-based courses, learner registration, tracking, testing, and course administration
    • Program Brochure
    • MPUA Course List

  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Online Training
    • Online re-certification courses approved by DNR for Operator Certification Renewal
    • Employees may earn up to 24 hours toward Drinking Water Certification, 24 hours for Water Distribution Certification, and 25.5 hours for Wastewater Certification; all are voucher eligible except for the Wastewater Certification courses
    • DNR Course List

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