Contaminants of Concern - PFAS (EL306)
Course Length: 1 Hour / 0.1 CEU*
Course Level: Basic
Course Description: “Forever Chemicals” have made it into mainstream news, but what are per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS? This self-paced eLearning course will explain PFAS and how this class of synthetic chemicals is being found in water systems, becoming an important topic in the water sector and contaminant of concern.
The purpose of this course is to provide important information on the scope of the PFAS issue as it relates to drinking water. It covers EPA’s integrated approach to PFAS including requirements and best practices for water monitoring, testing, treatment, disposal, and stakeholder communication.
• Define the occurrence and formation of PFAS including what makes them the forever chemical
• Recognize the relationship between PFAS and health effects
• Examine EPAs integrated approach to PFAS including interim and final health advisories
• Gather and critically interpret existing data to inform monitoring and testing plans to evaluate sources waters for PFAS
• Identify the current technologies and strategies for PFAS removal from drinking water sources
Certificates of Completion: AWWA will award a Certificate of Completion upon success passing of this course. This does not automatically imply that your state agency will award you CEUs. It is the individual's responsibility, before registering for any continuing education credit program, to contact the appropriate licensing agency.