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Spring 2024 Utah Wastewater Operator Certification Exam


March 1, 2024

  • Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Dixie Center, St. George, Utah
  • Applications must be received at the Division of Water Quality office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.

This is a separate application and fee from the RWAU conference registration.


  • Mandatory Program
    Wastewater Treatment (Grades I-IV); Collection (Grades I-IV); Small Lagoon System I
  • Voluntary Program
    Biosolids Land Applier (Grades I-II); Wastewater Laboratory Analyst (Grades I-IV); Plant Maintenance Technologist (Grades I-III)


Applications are available through the Division of Water Quality:

Note: The exam rosters for each location are posted on our wastewater operator certification website under “Exams”/“Rosters” as soon as the applications are processed. Check to be certain that you are scheduled for the specific type of exam and location you requested. The 2019 version standardized treatment and collection exams now include 110 questions, which include 100 pre-determined questions to be scored, plus 10 unidentified questions being “beta tested” for future use. Time allotted to take the exam is three (3) hours for either 100 or 110 question exams, in compliance with ABC’s testing recommendations. No additional time is allowed if you choose to take more than one exam during a session. A photo ID is required for admittance. You will need to bring two sharp #2 pencils, good eraser, and non-programmable calculator. Cell phones may NOT be used as calculators during the exam session. No cell phones, textbooks, notes, or any other materials are permitted in the testing room—scratch paper, answer sheets, formula sheets, etc. will be provided.


$100.00 per exam – make checks payable to the “Division of Water Quality.” (Full refund up to the deadline —after the deadline, no refunds can be given.)


Submit a fully completed exam application, notarized Citizenship/Alien ID Certification form with copy of photo ID (if not previously submitted), and the $100.00/exam fee payable by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit cards Completed forms may be submitted by email to wwopcert@utah.gov if the fee has been pre-paid using the online Payment Portal (Water Quality Shopping Cart). Do NOT MAIL cash. Payments accepted “in office” ONLY by previously scheduled appointment.

Mail to:

Wastewater Operator Certification
C/O Division of Water Quality
PO Box 144870
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870

Deliver to:

Division of Water Quality
Multi Agency State Office Bldg, DEQ 3rd Floor
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

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