Getting Started is Easy!

1. Complete the online registration

You will find the registration page by clicking the "Sign up" button in the top right corner of our website, then select the association or college you want to register with. You will be asked to provide your name, company name (if applicable), address, e-mail, and telephone number. You will choose your own username and password. Please write these down for future reference. You may also want to "bookmark" the log-in page.

2. Enroll in and pay for the course you wish to take

Payments made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) through our secure online payment site are processed within seconds. You also have the option to pay by check, money order, or get invoiced. You will find specific instructions regarding check/MO/invoice payments on the checkout page.

3. Now you can begin your course!

Once payment clears, click on "Take my course." Open the module by clicking on the Module Name or the blue "Launch" button under the "Actions" column. Once you have completed the first module, you can proceed to the next module. Need to take a break from a particular module? You are free to move on to the next module at any time.

Ready to get started?

How Our Courses Work

Our courses are text-based and include helpful photos, charts, tables and illustrations, with a few having small video clips. Each course is divided into several chapters called modules. Most modules have quizzes at the end, and some courses feature non-graded "Interim Quizzes" so you can check your learning progress. States require a passing grade of 70% in all modules to attain certification credit. Quiz questions feature a variety of formats: True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Response, and Drop-down Menu choice questions.
Students can log-in and log-out of the courses as often as needed. Our Learning Management System (LMS) tracks courses taken and the scores in each module as well as registration information. Students can access their courses from any computer meeting system requirements.

Help is a call or click away

If you have technical questions, please call SunCoast Learning Systems at 800-269-1181 or email us at
If you have any questions on course content or certification requirements, please call your state Rural Water Association training specialist.

System Requirements

Our system runs on Windows, Mac and Linux using a modern browser (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, IE 11, etc.). Many courses are also compatible with mobile devices, with more becoming mobile-compatible in the future. Access to mobile-ready courses does not require downloading an app--simply log-in with your web browser.
If you experience issues running your course, please try one of the recommended configurations below. See our support page for more info.
We recommend the following configuration for taking a course:
  • Windows PC: Google Chrome
  • Mac PC: Google Chrome or Safari 3 and later
  • Linux PC: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • iPad/iPhone: Mobile Safari only in iOS 5.0 and later*
  • Android tablet/smartphone: Google Chrome*
*Some courses are not yet mobile-friendly at this time. Please check your state's course listing page for more details.
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