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Introducing JumpStart -
A New App for Operators to Test
Their Skills Before Testing!
VIRGINIA RURAL WATER Association

and JumpStart Testing, LLC have joined
together to provide operators with
another tool to help prepare for their next
exam. Many of you are not familiar with
JumpStart Testing, so we are providing
some history about ourselves and the
development of the app.
Who we are

JumpStart Testing was created by
water/wastewater business professionals
with more than 50 total years of experience. Two have worked with Rural Water
for more 20 years. Over the years, we
have seen many changes occur in teaching methods of both the trainers and
learning styles of the operators, and we
saw a need for teaching methods to adapt

to these changes, thus JumpStart Testing
was born.
What is JumpStart Testing?

A vast majority of operators are slated
to retire within the next five to 10 years,
and when they retire, they will be taking
a lot of knowledge and experience with
them. It is vital for every system to have
certified operators ready and in place to
make this transition seamless, both for
the utility and the employees. JumpStart
Testing is a downloadable application to
a smart phone, iPad or computer where
operators can take practice sample
operator tests wherever they have internet access. This is an additional study
tool to make sure they pass their exam.
Practice questions, along with correct
answers and references, are available
for Water Treatment, Water Distribution,
Wastewater Treatment Biological and
Collections and for all levels at this time,
others to be added in the future.
Today's operators are looking for a
convenient method to study, and most
are tech savvy. JumpStart Testing allows
them to study on-the-go. The tests are
Association of Board of Certification
(ABC) formatted and have no state specific questions. When you choose the
correct answer, it is indicated. If you
chose the incorrect answer, the correct
answer, along with the reference book

and chapter, is given so the student can
do additional research. Each time the
operator logs into the exam, a new query
of questions is pulled. Once 100 questions are completed, the percentage correct in each of the core competencies*
will be shown. This allows the operator
to see where they may need to focus
their studies.
This app can be used for 15 minutes
or three hours - anywhere an internet
connection is available. To take a demo
practice exam, simply go to www.jumpstarttesting.net and select: "Sign up for
Free 10 question Demo."
Under "Sign up:" select Your State
and include all requested information.
Check the Terms of Service box, then
click "Create Account." Each exam is
purchased separately ($75) is intended
for one user, per the Terms of Service
and available for 365 days from date of
purchase. For utilities who have multiple operators, there is a Corporate
Subscription available where each operator will have unlimited use of each practice exam for 365 days. This is priced
depending on the number of operators. Utilities interested in this option
should contact VRWA for Corporate
Subscription information.

* JumpStart Testing is aware several states have participated in the 2017 Standardized Exam pilot. If approved, JumpStart
will change the Core Competencies to align with the Need-To-Know criteria.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Winter 2017

From the President: Ammonia-Nitrogen
From the Executive Director: Your Most Important Tool
VRWA’s 2017 Expo
How to Pass a Certification Test – The First Time
Slips, Trips and Falls – Winter Safety Tips
Looking Forward to Being of Service
Floodplain Management
No Wipes in the Pipes
Going Green?
Need Cash? Check the Meter!
The Rate Setting Results…Are In
Introducing JumpStart – A New App for Operators to Test Their Skills Before Testing!
Throwing My Loop: Christmas Lights on the Barn!
VRWA Member Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Intro
Streamline - Winter 2017 - cover1
Streamline - Winter 2017 - cover2
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 3
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 4
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 5
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 6
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 7
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 8
Streamline - Winter 2017 - From the President: Ammonia-Nitrogen
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 10
Streamline - Winter 2017 - From the Executive Director: Your Most Important Tool
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA’s 2017 Expo
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 13
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 14
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 15
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 16
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 17
Streamline - Winter 2017 - How to Pass a Certification Test – The First Time
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 19
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Slips, Trips and Falls – Winter Safety Tips
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Looking Forward to Being of Service
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 22
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Floodplain Management
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 24
Streamline - Winter 2017 - No Wipes in the Pipes
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 26
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Going Green?
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Need Cash? Check the Meter!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 29
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 30
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 31
Streamline - Winter 2017 - The Rate Setting Results…Are In
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 33
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 34
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Introducing JumpStart – A New App for Operators to Test Their Skills Before Testing!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 36
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Throwing My Loop: Christmas Lights on the Barn!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 38
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA Member Corner
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 40
Streamline - Winter 2017 - eLearning Benefits
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Membership Application
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Benefits for VRWA Members
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 44
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA Committees
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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