This page provides access to the Wastewater Operator Certification Application forms. For a simple renewal, use the Renewal Form (1 MB). All other requests require the longer form.
Note: A Citizenship/Alien ID Certification Form is required to be in your file as of July 1, 2009. If you have not already submitted one to DWQ, please include it with your application.
Exams, Change of Status, and Reciprocity
Once you have Adobe Reader installed, simply click on the link below to access the application. Don’t forget the due dates for exam submittals. Instructions and related fees are listed on Page 4 of the application. Please include the application with the fees. Good luck on the exam!
- Fill-in Form (2.1 MB) (Links at the top of the form do NOT work when the form is completed using the web browser window. If you want to use the links, “Save” the blank form to your computer; “exit the browser”; then “open and complete it using Adobe Acrobat.”)
This includes the voluntary certification exams for Wastewater Laboratory Analyst (I-IV), Biosolids Land Applier (I-II), and Plant Maintenance Technologist (I-III). Fill in before printing. Cash, check, money order, or credit card payments are now accepted. A link to the DWQ Shopping Cart is at the top of the application form. You MUST submit an application form as well as the payment.
- Wastewater Operator Certification Application (Old) (185 KB)
(Not a digital form, must be completed by hand)
Please use only if the Fill-in Form does not work for you.
Reinstatement of Expired Certificates
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. To reinstate a certificate, use the Renewal form found below unless you also want to Change the Status of a “Restricted” certificate to “unrestricted.” Then, use the above form for Exams, Change of Status, and Reciprocity and include all necessary information.
- Wastewater Operator Certification Renewal Application (1 MB)
(Links at the top of the form do NOT work when the form is completed using the web browser window. If you want to use the links, “Save” the blank form to your computer; “exit the browser”; then “open and complete it using Adobe Acrobat.”)
Cash, check, money order, or credit card payments are now accepted. A link to the DWQ Shopping Cart is at the top of the application form. You MUST submit an application form as well as the payment.
Citizenship/Alien ID Certification
Utah Department of Environmental Quality Certification Pursuant to UCA 63G-12-104 is required for all individuals receiving a certification from the State as of July 1, 2009.
- Citizenship/Alien ID Certification PDF (1 MB) | DOC (24 KB)
All first time applications for wastewater certification must be accompanied with this signed and notarized form and copy of photo identification.
Wastewater Operator Certification Fees
Certification fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or online using the Water Quality Shopping Cart. On-line payments CANNOT be processed without a corresponding application, so the application form must also be submitted and include the “Order Number” when an online payment is used.
Proposed changes to the Wastewater Operator Certification Fees to become effective July 1, 2021, were adopted by the legislature after being available for public comment through September 24, 2020. Check here for more information on the Public Hearing-Fiscal Year 2022 (315 KB) and the DEQ Fee Schedule (254 KB). These fees are found on page 12 of the schedule. Please note that the “total” maximum reinstatement charge, including the renewal fee and the renewal of lapsed certificate fee, will be $200 since the fee increases by $50 for up to three months following the expiration date before reaching the maximum.
Effective July 1, 2021
|Type of Application||Fee / per Certificate or Exam beginning July 1, 2021|
|Reciprocity for Certification from Another State||$100|
|Renewal of Wastewater Operator Certificate||$50|
|Reinstatement of Expired Certificate (in addition to renewal fee—per month, up to 3 months maximum. No reinstatement allowed if more than 12 months late.)||$50|
|Change in Status—Restricted to Unrestricted Certificate||$50|