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Operator Certification for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities

The Operator Certification Program is administered by the Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse.  There are four levels of Operator Certification: Class I (lowest) through Class IV (highest).  Certification is obtained by meeting experience, education and exam criteria.

DEEP's Municipal Wastewater section is responsible for certifying the qualifications of wastewater treatment operators in Connecticut, as well as the classification of wastewater treatment facilities.

Upcoming Operator Examination Information

  • Please read this Temporary Certification Examination Notice for updated requirements and information.  This Exam Notice is ONLY for individuals who took and failed a computer-based exam between 12/1/20 and 2/20/21. 

Application for Reciprocity or Examination

  • Application for Examination or Reciprocity for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification (Word PDF )

Chief, Shift, Process Control Operator, and Direct Responsible Charge Verification Form

  • Chief, Shift, Process Control Operator, and Direct Responsible Charge Verification Form (Word PDF )

Within 14 days after a chief operator, shift operator, or process control operator begins or terminates employment in such capacity at a wastewater treatment facility, the owner thereof shall notify the commissioner in writing of such fact.  Direct responsible charge (DRC) experience shall not start to accumulate for such chief operator, shift operator, or process control operator until the date the commissioner receives such notification from the owner.

 

The Chief, Shift, Process Control Operator, and Direct Responsible Charge Verification Form shall be used to make this notification and must be submitted to Craig Motasky within 14 days of a change to any of the positions noted above.  The document can be scanned and emailed to craig.motasky@ct.gov or a hard copy can be sent to:

 

CT DEEP

Municipal Wastewater Section

Attention: Craig Motasky

79 Elm Street

Hartford, CT 06106


Connecticut Wastewater Operator Guidelines and Regulations

For additional information regarding the Operator Certification Program, please e-mail or contact the Municipal Wastewater section at 860-424-3704.

 

Content last updated April 20, 2021