Water Distribution Operator Certification

 SUNSET of Drinking Water Treatment & Distribution Operator certification exams as of July 1, 2023. No new certification exam applications will be accepted after July 1, 2023.

Renewals of current certifications WILL CONTINUE for the foreseeable future.

The Section offers a professional certification in Water Distribution.

Each Water Distribution Operator applicant must submit the following items:
1)    Completed application (all requested information)
2)    Exam payment ($260 Members, $285 Non-Members)
3)    Proof of qualifications:
    • Be able to comprehend the English language to the extent that effective communications can be held with co‐workers and supervisors.
    • Have attained his/her 18th birthday.

                           Mail:    10435 Ashford St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
                           Email:   Gina Enriquez
                           Fax:      (909) 481-4688

5)    RENEWAL - Click here to download your application or to renew your certification, please complete the Renewal Form.

When your application is approved you will be notified of various testing locations, including written and computer based options.  You will be allowed to schedule your exam at a convenient time and place.



Credential Lookup - search the CA-NV AWWA database for individuals with specific CA-NV AWWA-issued water industry certifications.

Exam Options

Computer based - you will go to a local testing center in your area and take the exam via a computer and results will be available immediately after you complete the exam. If you choose this option, please leave the exam site and date blank on the application form. Once your application is approved our testing center will notify you via email, to set your exam date, location and time.

Important Contacts

Gina Enriquez
(909) 291-2100

Steven Garner
Certification Manager

(916) 798-0220