Certification Exam Registration & Info

Important Information for Operators Planning to Take Certification Exams  
(Provided by PA DEP; please open and read)

Study for drinking water and wastewater tests - download any of the PA DEP Training Modules

PWEAs Last 2022 Certification Exam Date with Available Seating

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - Ramada by Wyndham - Indiana PA  
        Registration for the 11/2 exam date will be closed at 5pm on Friday, October 21st.


PWEA Member Registration Fee - $75
Non-Member Registration Fee - $125


A link to the DEP form to select the tests you need to take during an exam date is included in the email confirmation you will receive after reserving your seat at an exam. Download the form and submit to PWEA within 10 days after reserving your seat.  The information on your form will be used to create a confirmation letter, which will contain information you need to know before attending an exam; the confirmation letter will be issued to you by email and also sent to you through US Mail.

View DEP's entire 2022 Exam Schedule 

View the Operator Code of Ethics - Adopted by PWEA


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 717-787-0122Email the DEP if you have questions related to becoming certified or call the DEP at 717-787-5236.

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750 E King Street
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