Wastewater Operator Certification Program



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The Wastewater Operator Certification program (WWOCP) administers Wastewater Treatment Plant Certification examinations, certifications (grades I to V), and certification renewals. Additionally, the WWOCP classifies Wastewater Treatment Plants. Currently, there are approximately 6,000 active certified wastewater treatment plant operators. Since 1972, the State Water Board examines and certifies wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators for competency to operate WWTPs. Since 1994, the State Water Board has registered contract operators to operate WWTPs. As of April 2013, all classified privately owned Wastewater Treatment Plants must have certified wastewater treatment plant operators and now have the same requirements as publically owned WWTPs.


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13

Apr

Wastewater Treatment Operator Exam
(Application Deadline Date is Feb 12, 2019. Must be received by the deadline.)
Examination Application
Examination Schedule and Important Information for Examinees


05

Dec

Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday / 10:00 AM. The conference call-in number is (916) 227-1132
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Wastewater Operators

Operator Certification Information System (OCIS)
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Wastewater Operator Certificate Renewals
(Renewal is very important; as it is illegal to work as an operator with an expired certificate.)

Wastewater Operator Online Payments



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