Certification Information

Water Operator Certification Information

Water operator certification is a three-day course (unless taken at Annual or Fall Conference) that is designed to help attendees pass their state certification exam. Anyone who works or operates at a public water system in Utah, must be certified by the state.

Certification Topics

This certification covers topics including: 

  • Distribution or Treatment Operation & Maintenance
  • Pumps and Motors
  • Safety & Security
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Water Math
  • Disinfection
Requirements

The state has provided the certification requirements, along with helpful tools to get you through your certification.

Utah state certification requirements

Trainings & Events

We host a slew of certification trainings for you throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events to stay on top of your certification!

  • Spring & Fall courses are virtual classes only
  • Annual and Fall Conference classes are in person

Upcoming water operator certification events

Exams

In order to become certified, you will need to pass the state exam. There are many opportunities to take this exam:

  • Paper Exams are available to those who take the exam at fall or annual conference. Those exams are proctored by the state. 
  • We proctor exams in the field and at our office year-round.

Register for an exam

Wastewater Operator Certification Information

Wastewater operator certification is a three-day course (unless taken at Annual or Fall Conference) that is designed to help attendees pass their state certification exam. Anyone who works or operates at a public wastewater system in Utah, must be certified by the state.

Certification Topics
This certification covers topics including:
  • Lagoons & Collections Operation & Maintenance
  • Lagoons and Collections System Monitoring
  • Treatment Equipment Operation
  • Wastewater Math
  • Safety & Security
  • Pumps & Motors
  • Lab Processes & Analysis
Requirements

The state has provided the certification requirements, along with helpful tools to get you through your certification.

Utah state certification requirements

Trainings and Events

We host a slew of certification trainings for you throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events to stay on top of your certification!

Upcoming wastewater operator certification events

Exams

In order to become certified, you will need to pass the state exam. Wastewater exams are only offered through the Division of Water Quality.