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 Self-Study Modules
 

DEP's complete 2023 Exam Schedule will be posted by January 13. 
 

PWEA's 2023 Exam Schedule


- Examinees taking computer-based exams at the DEP Regional Offices, receive immediate test results at end of exam.

- Examinees taking paper-based tests will receive results via email only; allow 30 days to receive your test results before contacting the PA DEP.  Be sure to check your Junk and Spam folders!


Reserve Your Seat - registration can only be completed online with credit or debit card

The name and address information for the credit/debit card you use to make an online payment must EXACTLY match what is on record with the financial institution issuing the card or else the transaction will be declined.  This is a security measure to prevent fraudulent activity.  Credit card numbers are NOT stored by PWEA or the payment gateway vendor.


Questions about certification exams should be directed to:  sboynton@pwea.org
 

April 12 – DEP Williamsport Regional Office  FULL
April 19 – DEP Pittsburgh Regional Office  FULL
June 7 – DEP Pittsburgh Regional Office 
June 21 – Hershey Lodge & Conference Center (Hershey PA) 
June 28 – DEP Williamsport Regional Office 
June 29 – DEP Wilkes-Barre Regional Office 
August 15 – DEP Pittsburgh Regional Office 
August 17 – DEP Wilkes-Barre Regional Office 
September 19 – Berks Fire Training Center (Reading PA) 
November 14 – Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center (Bethlehem PA) 



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.
 

Study Programs, Associates Degree and Community College Certificate Programs

Sacramento Home Study Program

Offers training materials and manuals.
Visit our website
Contact us by email
916-278-6142


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
ebrink@hacc.edu
Manufacturing Coordinator
Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division


HACC WWTP Program Flyer
HACC WWTP Program Schedule