Credit Hours

Available Process credit hours for water and wastewater operators:

Tuesday (Pre-Conference Workshop) = 3.5 

Available Non-Process credit hours:

Wednesday (if 9 Technical Sessions are attended - .5 credit each) = 4.5

Thursday (if 12 Technical Sessions are attended - .5 credit each) = 6.0

Friday (if 6 Technical Sessions are attended - .5 credit each) = 3.0

Exhibit Hall - offered exclusively for Operators (visit 10 vendor booths and obtain signatures) = 1.0

Up to 18 available credit hours for Operators and Superintendents

Pre-Conference Workshop

Three hours of Process Credit for Water and Wastewater Operators!

OPERATOR ​COMPETITIONS  click links below to sponsor or to compete!


MDE Certification Exam  

Friday, September 3, 9:00 AM - You must apply directly with the Maryland Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators to sit for the Maryland Certification Exam.   No more than 100 applications will be accepted for this exam. 

to link to MDE’s website for more information.

You do not need to register for the TriCon to sit for this exam, but 

you MUST submit your application to MDE!

Operators who participate in a competition are eligible for a discounted registration fee of $90, which is equal to the "Full Conference No Ticketed Events" option.  Visit the competition pages via links below for more information.

August 31 - September 3, 2021


Tri-Association Conference

Roland E. Powell Convention Center   ***  Ocean City, Maryland

Tuesday, August 31, beginning at 8:30 AM - Get to the beach early, and join us for a 3-hour session on PFAS - Understand the Dangers of and Treatment Methods for PFAS Chemicals.  The session is approved by MDE for process credits for both water and wastewater operators!  CLICK HERE for Workshop Schedule and Information. 

Ticketed event, $40