Certification Exam Registration & Info


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


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


2020 Operator Certification Exams Offered by PWEA  


NOTE:  The DEP has obtained approval to resume computer-based exams at their Harrisburg, Meadville and Williamsport offices.  The Governor's office will still need to approve the health and safety plans for each DEP office location and for each each exam provider.



REGISTER ONLINE for one of the exam dates shown below


October 20, 2020 - computer-based exam at DEP Williamsport Regional Office
This exam date will be split into an AM exam session (8:30-11:30am) and a PM exam session (12:30-3:30pm) to allow for indoor social distancing, as required by the Governor's Executive Order. Health and Safety plans have been submitted to the Governor's Office for approval.


November 4, 2020 - computer-based exam at DEP Williamsport Regional Office
This exam date will be split into an AM exam session (8:30-11:30am) and a PM exam session (12:30-3:30pm) to allow for indoor social distancing, as required by the Governor's Executive Order.  Health and Safety plans have been submitted to the Governor's Office for approval.


November 10, 2020 - computer-based exam at DEP Harrisburg Regional Office
This exam is SOLD OUT


November 17, 2020 - paper-based exam at Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center (off Route 22 at Allentown/Bethlehem border)
This exam date will be split into an AM exam session (9am-12pm) and a PM exam session (1-5pm) to allow for indoor social distancing, as required by the Governor's Executive OrderHealth and Safety plans have been submitted to the Governor's Office for approval.


REGISTER ONLINE for one of the exam dates shown above

September 8, 2020 - computer-based exam at DEP Pittsburgh Regional Office
This exam date will be rescheduled to November or December 2020.  Registration will be reopened after exams can resume at the DEP's Pittsburgh Office and after a rescheduled date is confirmed by DEP.  This exam date will be split into an AM exam session and a PM exam session to allow for indoor social distancing, as required by the Governor's Executive Order. Health and Safety plans will be submitted to the Governor's Office for approval.

 


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)




 

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