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:
  • Math
  • Safety & Security 
  • Lagoons Operations 
  • Treatment Process Monitoring 
  • Treatment Equipment Operation
  • Treatment Equipment Evaluation
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Collections/Lagoons System Monitoring 
  • Collections/Lagoons Equipment Operation
  • Collections/Lagoons Equipment Evaluation 
  • Lift Stations

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


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


Other Study Resources

Below you will find additional resources to help you prepare for your exam: 

  • Click HERE for the ABC Need-to-Know Criteria for COLLECTIONS
  • Click HERE for the ABC Need-to-Know Criteria for TREATMENT 
  • Lagoons doesn't have specific ABC Need-to-know, but you can combine the criteria from grade 1 of both collections and treatment to prepare for the lagoons exam. 
  • COLLECTIONS practice quizzes 
    • Click HERE to access the practice quizzes for collections 
  • TREATMENT practice quizzes
    • Click HERE to access the practice quizzes for treatment 
  • Lagoons additional resources 
    • Click HERE for additional resources and practice quizzes 
  • If you are looking for more information on a specific topic, you can do the following: 
    • Go to google 
      • The EPA has created a number of EPA fact sheets 
    • In the google search bar, type: EPA Fact Sheet "INSERT TOPIC HERE"
    • If the EPA has created an document about that topic it will pop up