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Office of Operator Certification

Our Mission...

          The mission of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is to preserve and enhance the quality of California's water resources and ensure their proper allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations. One aspect to accomplishing this mission is to ensure that operators of wastewater treatment facilities in the State meet the minimum level of competence; thereby, protecting the public health and the environment. The Legislature has given the State Water Board this responsibility.

          The State Water Board adopted regulations to define the experience and training requirements necessary to meet the minimum levels of competence. To administer this responsibility, the State Water Board established the Office of Operator Certification in the Division of Financial Assistance.


August 11, 2015 October 10, 2015

(Must be RECEIVED by the deadline.)

»» Examination Application

»»  Examination Schedule and Important Information for Examinees

Public Listing of Certified WWTP Operators

Provides a list of Certified WWTP Operators by County, Grade Level, etc.

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State Water Resources Control Board
Wastewater Operator Certification
P.O. Box 944212
1001 I Street, 17th Floor
Sacramento, CA 94244-2120
Phone: (916) 341-5819
Fax: (916) 341-5734
Email: wwopcertprogram@waterboards.ca.gov