Certification Exam Registration & Info


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


2020 Operator Certification Exams Offered by PWEA  


PWEA has received information from the PA DEP regarding the process they are following as to cancellation of certification exams.  Read DEP's Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Process, released March 23, 2020.


REGISTER ONLINE for an exam date


April 16, 2020 - this exam date is sold out

April 28, 2020 - written exam at Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre East Mountain

June 10, 2020 - this exam date is sold out

May 6, 2020 - this exam date has been rescheduled to August 26, 2020 during PWEA's Annual Conference

June 23, 2020 - this exam date is sold out

August 5, 2020 - computer-based exam at DEP Northeast Regional Office

August 26, 2020 - written exam at Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center (during PWEA's Annual Conference)

September 1, 2020 - computer-based exam at DEP Northcentral Regional Office

October 20, 2020 - computer-based exam at DEP Northcentral Regional Office

November 17, 2020 - written exam at Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center



The entire 2020 schedule of certification exams can be viewed on the DEP website.


View the Operator Code of Ethics - Adopted by PWEA


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 717-787-0122Email 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

 

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

Operator Certification Process At a Glance (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


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