Water Systems Technology Industry Certification


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Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators
 

The law requires that individuals working as drinking water treatment and/or distribution system operators must be certified by the State Water Resources Control Board. There are 5 levels (T1-T5) of certification for treatment operators and 5 levels (D1-D5) for distribution operators.

The exam for each treatment and distribution certification level has minimum qualifications that must be met in order to be eligible to take the exam. The minimum qualifications may include both coursework and work experience depending on the certification level. More detailed information on these requirements can be found on the State Water Resources Control Board website. 


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Wastewater Operators



There are five levels of wastewater operator certification (Grades I – V). In order to work in a Wastewater Treatment Plant, you will need to be certified. Certification requires both work experience and education as well as passing a written exam. 

More detailed information on these requirements can be found on the State Water Resources Control Board website.