Certification Exam Registration & Info

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Certification Exam Information

Visit DEP's Operator Certification Information Center for all information related to becoming a certified operator for a drinking water or wastewater treatment facility.  For DEP's Certification Exam Study material, click here or contact the Operator Training staff at 717-787-0122.  Email the DEP if you have questions related to becoming certified or call the DEP at 717-787-5236.

Operators who intend to take the certification exam should read the document posted directly below  titled "Important Information for Operators Taking Exams" PRIOR to completing any registration forms.

Important Information for Operators Registering to Take Exams (PDF)

Courtesy of the PA DEP


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Click here to view DEP's entire list of 2017 Certification Exams. 

Study Programs, Associates Degree and Community College Certificate Programs

Sacramento Home Study Program

Offers training materials and manuals.
Visit our website
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Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Water Management Technology - Associate Degree
750 E King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

For information on Associates Degree Program, email: Katie Surra 
Thaddeous Stevens College of Technology Website 
Thaddeous Stevens College of Technology Facebook Page

Water Management Technology Brochure
Water Management Technology Model Schedule

Harrisburg Area Community College

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
HACC Harrisburg Campus
Contact Rusty Brink at 717-221-1338
Email Rusty Brink at
Manufacturing Coordinator
Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division

HACC WWTP Program Flyer
HACC WWTP Program Schedule


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Visit the PA DEP Operator Information Center webpages.

Email the PA DEP if you have questions related to becoming certified or what to study for the certification exam. Or, call the PaDEP at 717.787.5236.