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Certification Courses and Testing: Certification Program

All initial and renewal certification testing will be conducted the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and the third Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the DEQ/DERR office located at 195 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City. You must submit application, supporting documents and certification fee five business days prior to taking the exam, not the day of testing. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.

First time certification for Groundwater and Soil Sampler, UST Remover, and UST Installer requires that you attend a DERR approved course. These courses are taught by independent organizations and may only be taught three or four times a year.

Groundwater and Soil Sampler Initial Certification

  • Environmental Contractors Incorporated (ECI):  (801) 885-3838.

UST Tester Initial and Renewal Certification

  • Exams can be taken on one of the certification renewal dates.

UST Installer and UST Remover Initial Certification

UST Consultant Certification Initial and Renewal