Water Treatment Operator – Water Treatment Certification

Water Treatment Operator CertificationWater Treatment Plant Operators make water safe to drink by removing contaminants and pollutants from raw water through the use

of chemicals and filters. Water Treatment Operators are required to obtain state certification. To reach the highest level of certification typically requires four years of work experience as well as passing four separate water treatment certification exams.

Those desiring a career in water treatment must be willing to work at night and on holidays and weekends. A solid background in math, chemistry and biology will prepare you for work as a water treatment operator.

As the population grows and the demand for clean water increases, job growth in this field is expected to far out pace that of any other occupation. The national average salary in 2009 was $41,208. Expect to see sharp increases as the number of  job openings exceed the number of qualified employees.

Water Treatment Operator Certification Study Guide

 

Water Treatment Operator Certification Information By State

Alabama - Alabama Department of Environmental Management

Alaska – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation – Water and Wastewater Operator Certification

Arizona – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Arkansas – Arkansas Department of Health

California – California Environmental Protection Agency

Colorado – Colorado Department of Health and Environment

Connecticut – Connecticut Department of Public Health

Delaware - Delaware Health and Social Services

Florida – Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Georgia – Georgia Board of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Hawaii - Hawaii

Idaho - Idaho

Illinois - Illinois

Indiana - Indiana

Iowa - Iowa

Kansas - Kansas

Kentucky - Kentucky

Louisiana - Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

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