Testing, Renewal and Training Event Information
the time being we are continuing to register people for exam events.
Please note that our ability to hold exams will be contingent upon
testing events will continue to be small with a limited number of
operators. Testing slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. The
training and exam calendar can be found here.
Registering for Exams
we are unable to provide in-person training, we will be providing our
training course material online for those registering for testing. At
this time, we are offering this at no additional charge. So, you will
only pay the exam fee.
When you register, register for the exam only.
A link to the training materials will be provided to you in your notification email.
Math study guides are now available on our test preparation page.
The wastewater renewal deadline is June 30, 2021. This deadline will
not be extended. Licenses submitted for renewal after the June 30th
deadline will incur a late fee.
For operators who are retired and no longer actively using their
license at a facility or in support of water or wastewater operations,
there is inactive license renewal option of $100. An operator holding
this license does not have to seek CEUs to renew. However if they wish
to go back to using their license, they will have to seek the required
CEUs and pay the difference in the licensing fees to reactivate the
license. This type of license renewal will have to be submitted through
the mail by completing the Application for Certification Renewal Form.
There will be an electronic process available in the future. Until the
electronic process is available, the cabinet will waive the additional
paper submittal fee.
Live Training Events:
division will not be offering in-person classes at this time. A
decision on offering in-person classes will be made later in the
year. For the time being, anyone that registers
for an exam will be allowed access to the recorded certification courses
of charge. After registration, the division will send each operator a
the on demand classes. Please make sure your email address is up to date
with us as the links will be sent there.
DCA is now offering wastewater treatment and collection online CEUs. You can register for these classes on eSearch. The training and exam calendar can be found here.
A list of approved training providers and courses for
continuing education can be found on our Training Provider Information page. Many of these providers have online options.
Where can I locate a copy of the Registration Form for Exams and Training?
All forms necessary for the application, registration and renewal of drinking water and wastewater operator certification are available on the forms library. ($50 additional processing fee is required for paper applications.)
Are there materials available to help me prepare for the exam?
Yes, check out the test preparation page to find materials to aid you in preparing for drinking water, wastewater and solid waste exams.
Are there continuing education requirements for each certification level?
Certified treatment, distribution, collection and bottled water operators must complete a minimum number of continuing education hours in order to renew their licenses.
Limited (only available for operators working for a school water treatment plant or for a semipublic water supply; or for operators working for a school wastewater treatment plant and collection system.
Class I and Class II
Class III and Class IV
Class I-OIT and Class II-OIT
Class III-OIT and Class IV-OIT