Fee Changes for Operator Certification and Cross Connection Certification

Our legislative mandate requires that the certification programs be fully funded by the fees collected for the program. Because of this, the Utah Division of Drinking Water’s fees for the Operator Certification and Cross Connection Control Certification programs are changing. Changes will go into effect on January 1, 2019, in order to comply with legislative requirements (detailed below).

Operator Certification Fee Changes

Old Fee New Fee
Online Exam $130 $150*
Paper Exam $100 $200
Renewal (every 3 years) $100 $150
Reinstatement $200 $300
Reciprocity $100 $150

*The online exam fee of $150 includes the $30 online testing fee in the price.

Cross Connection Program Certification Fee Changes

New Fee
Program Administrator Exam $225
Program Administrator Annual Renewal $125
Backflow Assembly Tester
(Does not include 3rd party exam fee)
$225
Backflow Assembly Tester Renewal
(Does not include 3rd party exam fee)
$225
Reciprocity $225

Rule That Is Affecting Fee Changes

Title 19-4-104(2), (4)

(2) (a) The board may adopt and enforce standards and establish fees for certification of operators of any public water system.

(b) The board may not require certification of operators for a water system serving a population of 800 or less except:
(i) to the extent required for compliance with Section 1419 of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 300f et seq.; and
(ii) for a system that is required to treat its drinking water.

(c) The certification program shall be funded from certification and renewal fees.

(4) (a) The board may adopt and enforce standards and establish fees for certification of persons engaged in administering cross connection control programs or backflow
prevention assembly training, repair, and maintenance testing.

(b) The certification program shall be funded from certification and renewal fees.

 

Originally posted: November 26, 2018 at 1:32 pm
Last updated: November 30, 2018 at 8:30 am
Categories: Drinking Water