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Utah Wastewater Operator Certification Program
Administered by the Utah Division of Water Quality
- Applications and Forms
- Becoming a Certified Wastewater Operator in Utah
- Calendar: Utah W/WW Operator Training Calendar Events
- Certification Exams
- Certification Without Examination (Grandfather Clause)
- Contact Information
- Continuing Education (CEU) Requirements
- Criteria for Wastewater Operator Training Courses
- Current CEU Status
- Examination Preparation
This page contains information intended to help interested parties become familiar with the Certification Program and related upcoming events. If you have further questions about the program, phone (801) 536-4344, or send an Email. Rules governing this program can be found in Utah Administrative Code, R317-10.
NoticeThe recent proposed changes to Rule R317-10, Certification of Wastewater Works Operators, were made effective on August 27, 2014. The official public notice and text of the changes are available on the Division of Administrative Rules Website.
Becoming a Wastewater Operator
How do I become a wastewater operator in Utah?
Certification fees were approved by the legislature and went into effect July 1, 2009.
Citizenship/Alien ID Certification | PDF | DOC
DWQ is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of age who has applied for Wastewater Operator certification. This form must be completed, notarized, and submitted to the Division along with a copy of photo identification.
When are the next Wastewater Operator Certification Exams and when are applications due? Where are the next exams going to be offered? Am I registered for the next exams? How do I prepare for the exams?
R317-10: Recent Changes
(Effective 10/26/11) Text of changes as found on DAR Website.
How do I renew my certification? (Note: Recent changes to R317-10 now allow for reinstatement of an expired certificate up to one year after its expiration if the required CEUs were earned prior to its expiration.)
Training Calendar: Online
When are water and wastewater training classes scheduled in Utah? (Provided by Utah Water and Wastewater Operator Training Coalition.)
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- Phone: (801) 536-4344
- FAX: (801) 536-4301
Wastewater Operator Certification
Division of Water Quality
P.O. Box 144870
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4870
Division of Water Quality
Multi Agency State Office Building (MASOB)
195 North 1950 West, DEQ 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116