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Study Help: Division of Drinking Water

Prepare and study for the certification exam. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions and a minimum of 70% is required to pass.

The exam will cover these six categories:

  1. Math
  2. Operation and Maintenance
  3. Pumps
  4. Chemical Feed
  5. Rules
  6. Safety and Security

Choosing a Grade Level to Test For

Some Public Water Systems may be required to have a certified operator at a certain grade level depending on the system’s population and complexity. This requirement is specified on the system’s IPS Report and is available online at waterlink.utah.gov.

Distribution Treatment
Small System: 25-500 population Treatment Grade 1: 25-1,500
Dist. Grade 1: 501-1,500 Treatment Grade 2: 1,501-5,000
Dist. Grade 2: 1,501-5,000 Treatment Grade 3: 5,001-15,000
Dist. Grade 3: 5,001-15,000 Treatment Grade 4: > 15,001
Dist. Grade 4: > 15,001

Study Materials

Study for your desired discipline and grade level.

Discipline Grade Levels Study
Distribution Small System (SS)
Distribution Grade I (D1)
Distribution Grade II (D2)
Distribution: Basic
Distribution Grade III (D3)
Distribution Grade IV ( D4)
Distribution: Advanced
Treatment Treatment Grade I (T1)
Treatment Grade II (T2)
Treatment Basic
Treatment Grade III (T3)
Treatment Grade IV (T4)
Treatment Advanced
Distribution
Basic

Basic:
Grade Levels SS, D1, D2

Study Presentations

These PowerPoint presentations cover most of the material covered in the exam.

Screencasts
Watch pre-certification videos and take the practice quizzes.

Study Guide

This covers each category with about 30 or more practice questions each. Answers are
covered in the study presentations linked above.

  • Distribution Basic
    PDF | DOC

Math Formulas
You will need to know these formulas for many questions in the exam.

American Water College Math Videos
Watch the videos in the water math section to help prepare for the exam.

Advanced

Advanced:
Grade Levels D3 & D4

Study Presentations

These PowerPoint presentations cover most of the material covered in the exam.

Screencasts
Watch pre-certification videos and take the practice quizzes.

Study Guide

This covers each category with about 30 or more practice questions each. Answers are
covered in the study presentations linked above.

  • Distribution Advanced
    PDF | DOC

Math Formulas
You will need to know these formulas for many questions in the exam.

American Water College Math Videos
Watch the videos in the water math section to help prepare for the exam.

Treatment
Basic

Treatment:
Grade Levels T1 & T2

Study Presentations

These PowerPoint presentations cover most of the material covered in the exam.

Screencasts
Watch pre-certification videos and take the practice quizzes.

Study Guide

This covers each category with about 30 or more practice questions each. Answers are
covered in the study presentations linked above.

Math Formulas
You will need to know these formulas for many questions in the exam.

American Water College Math Videos
Watch the videos in the water math section to help prepare for the exam.

Advanced

Treatment:
Grade Levels T3 & T4

Study Presentations

These PowerPoint presentations cover most of the material covered in the exam.

  • Advanced Math
    PPT | PDF
  • Disinfection
    PPT | PDF
  • Pumps and Motors
    PPT | PDF
  • Rules Update
    PPT | PDF
  • Safety and Security
    PPT | PDF
  • Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance
    PPT | PDF

Screencasts
Watch pre-certification videos and take the practice quizzes.

Study Guide

This covers each category with about 30 or more practice questions each. Answers are
covered in the study presentations linked above.

  • Treatment Advanced
    PDF | DOC

Math Formulas
You will need to know these formulas for many questions in the exam.

American Water College Math Videos
Watch the videos in the water math section to help prepare for the exam.

Training Calendar
Find pre-certification classes and more training and relevant events near you. Provided by the Utah Water and Wastewater Training Coalition.

Lending Library
The exams were created using certain textbooks as official references. You can check out these books and many more great resources for free. We have books and DVDs that cover everything you need to know about water systems and drinking water. You can check out these books by filling out the request form.

Request Form

Email DDWOpCert@utah.gov to get started.

Contact Info

Dawnie Jacobo
(801) 536-4217
DDWOpCert@utah.gov