Certification Exam Registration & Info

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

- 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

Final PWEA 2023 Exam (with available seats)

November 14Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center (Bethlehem PA) 

View PA DEP's Complete 2023 Exam Schedule

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 at  depwstechtrain@pa.gov  if you have questions related to becoming certified or call the DEP at 717-787-5236.

View the Operator Code of Ethics - Adopted by PWEA

Study Programs, Associates Degree and Community College Certificate Programs

PA DEP Self-Study Modules

Water Environment Federation
Water Environment Federation

Self Study books:

Text book purchase with final exam (worth up to 6 CEU credit; includes certificate of completion)

Text book purchase

Online Course purchase & final exam
(worth up to 6 CEU credit)

Sacramento Home Study Program

Offers training materials and manuals.
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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