Certification Information

State Certification

For state certification information, please visit the U.S. Environmental Protecton Agency and click on your state.

Certification Resources

CA State University- Sacramento Office of Water Programs

Certification Study Reference Guide

Montana Water Operator Basics information

PA Rural Water Association Operator Certification

PA DEP Training Modules

PA DEP technical page with quizzes

Utah DEQ examination preparation

Certification Academy

The Environmental Training Center in cooperation with PA American Water Works Association, Water Works Operator Association, Central PA Water Quality Association, PA State Association of Boroughs and PA Rural Water Association hold an Operator Certification Academy at our Penn State Harrisburg location the third week of August. Developed from the DEP certification modules, the preparation sessions are designed for students who would like a structured review prior to the exam. The Academy is a series of workshops offered over a five day period including tracks for drinking water and wastewater as well as a session on study tips and test taking strategies. The courses are applicable to beginners but can be used as a refresher to the season operator and potentially as DEP continuing education contact hours. Registration information is available at the Calendar.

Certification Exam

We will hold the Operator Certification exam on September 9, 2014 at the Dauphin County Extension Office, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018. Registration for the exam will open July 1, 2014. Exam Registration Deadline is August 5, 2014. Click here for Pa.DEP's Important Information for Operators taking the Exam. In addition to our August Certification Academy, a premier exam prep program, we will also be offering Certification Exam Prep classes later this spring and summer. For both the exam registration and certification prep classes, we will be posting registration information here and sending email announcements to our mailing list. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, send an email to Dr. Brenda Firestone at blf3@psu.edu or 717-948-6538. Please note - we will add your name to our registration announcement list and contact you when registration for the September 9, 2014 exam is open. This is not a waiting list and your addition to this list neither guarantees or implies registration into the September 9, 2014 exam.

Environmental Training Center

777 West Harrisburg Pike, TL170, Middletown, PA 17057

Telephone: 717-948-6388; FAX: 717-948-6580