Certification Announcements

Questions/Comments: Contact Steven Garner at (916) 798-0220 or sgarner@ca-nv-awwa.org.
2021 Announcements are below. Past announcements are available here: 2019 Announcements , 2020 Announcements

2021 Announcements

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State Water Resources Control Board Changes to Operator Certification Testing

State Water Resources Control Board Changes to Operator Certification Testing
The State Water Resources Control Board (the State Water Board) is changing the way they administer Operator Certification examinations by moving from paper-pencil testing to computer-based testing beginning in February 2021.
In the past, the State Water Board offered paper-pencil exams twice a year (one Saturday in Spring and one Saturday in Fall) at 10 locations throughout the state. Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, they are moving to year-round computer-based testing at more than 30 testing centers statewide.
All examinees who were approved and scheduled for the Spring or Fall 2020 Drinking Water Distribution (D1-D5), Drinking Water Treatment (T1-T4) or Wastewater Operator (I-V) Certification examinations will be approved to schedule a testing opportunity for Operator Certification CBT. Due to the backlog of candidates awaiting testing, the State Water Board will be approving candidates for Computer Based Operator Certification examinations in phases. Candidates who applied for and were scheduled for the Spring 2020 examination, will be provided scheduling opportunities first followed by candidates who applied for and were scheduled for the Fall 2020 examinations. Subsequent to all 2020 examinees being provided a scheduling opportunity, approved applicants that submitted applications after the fall examination deadlines, up though present, will be provided scheduling opportunities. Candidates with an email on file with the State Water Boar’s Office of Operator Certification will receive an email from SMT Notice (registrations@isoqualitytesting.com) with the details of how to schedule a computer based test at a testing center. Candidates who do not have an email address on file with the State Water Board’s Office of Operator Certification will receive notification by U.S. mail at the address on file. 
Computer-based testing means…

  • No application deadlines.
  • Year-round testing opportunities.
  • More testing locations.
  • Faster exam results.

For more information, please review our Computer-Based Testing Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Office of Operator Certification:
DWOpCertProgram@waterboards.ca.gov or Drinking Water Operator Certification.
WWOpCertProgram@waterboards.ca.gov for Wastewater Operator Certification.
For OPERATOR CERTIFICATION, please contact the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) .
For more information on the CBT Process click HERE
For CBT FAQs click HERE!


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