Certification Exam Registration & Info



View the Operator Code of Ethics - Adopted by PWEA on December 10, 2015


Before registering, please download and review the Important Information for Operators Taking 2018 Certification Exams (PDF).
 

2018 Certification Exams Offered by PWEA

Register Online

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Hershey Lodge - Hershey PA (Paper Exam)

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - SOLD OUT


Thursday, August 30, 2018 - DEP Northeast Office - Wilkes-Barre PA (Computer-based Exam)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Holiday Inn - Wilkes-Barre PA (Paper Exam)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - DEP Northcentral Office - Williamsport PA (Computer-based Exam)

Register Online


The entire 2018 schedule of certification exams can be viewed on the DEP website.


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.

 

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

 

~ ~ ~ ~ Additional Information for Operators to Read ~ ~ ~ ~
 

Operator Certification Process At a Glance (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP


Important Information for Operators Registering to Take Exams (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP

Operator Certification - Program Handbook (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP

EarthWise Operator Announcement - Required Security Course (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP

Training Advice for Wastewater Certification (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP

Training Advice for Water Certification (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP

PA Wastewater Operator Demographics by Age (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP

PA Wastewater Operator Demographics by Education (PDF)
Courtesy of the PA DEP

Operator Certification Program, Survey Results, 10-2-15 (PDF)

Certification Program External Review, 5-28-15 (PDF)

Operator Certification Program 5-Year Review Report 2011-2015 (PDF)



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.