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 ModulesDEP'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: email@example.com
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 717-787-0122. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division
HACC WWTP Program Flyer
HACC WWTP Program Schedule