ZDHC Wastewater & Sludge Sample Collection Training (Version 2)

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Welcome to the ZDHC Wastewater & Sludge Sample Collection Training e-Learning course (Version 2.1). You have now been successfully nominated by your organisation to take this course.

In this e-Learning course, you will learn how to conduct wastewater & sludge sampling according to the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines Version 2.0. This is a practical training course intending to highlight key elements of technical and practical considerations before, during and after the on-site wastewater & sludge sampling. You will learn more on how to develop and update skills and knowledge about Wastewater sampling. The training will provide a standardised approach to collect ZDHC Samples and Field Information.

How Does This Work?

The entire course needs to be completed in 6 weeks once you have accepted the invitation, including the final examination. After which you will be provided with a ZDHC Certificate.

This are the steps you need to take:

  • Accept the invitation that was sent to you via email.
  • Follow the training course (you are able to take this training at your own pace and repeat the training if needed)
  • Sit the exam. To pass, you will need to score at least 75% (maximum 2 attempts)
  • Download the ZDHC Academy certificate

There is a document control number on the certificate, and your laboratory must state this number on the test report that is uploaded onto the ZDHC Gateways for reporting.

target audience

Wastewater & Sludge Samplers working for one of the ZDHC Wastewater Accepted Laboratories.

Note: Leaner must be nominated by their employer, which is an Approved Supplier To Zero Reviewer, via the Solution Provider Platform

learning outcome

By completing this training, the learners will:

  • Have an understanding of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (Version 2) and the necessary requirement under the ZDHC Wastewater & Sludge Sample Analysis Plan (SAP)
  • Understand the ZDHC expectation when it comes to sampling wastewater and sludge
  • Be granted permission to sample against the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (Version 2)

course curriculum

This course consists of 8 learning modules:

  1. Introduction to ZDHC & Training Module
  2. Sample Collection Planning Activities
  3. Sampling Considerations & Sampling Locations
  4. Collecting Water Samples
  5. Field Test Measurement
  6. Collecting Solid Sludge Samples
  7. Collecting Liquid Sludge Samples
  8. Sample Documentation & Shipments

Upcoming courses

Upcoming available courses have not been planned in at the moment, contact ZDHC Academy via support@zdhc.org for information.