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
- DEEP is accepting applications for computer based testing beginning in November. Applications MUST be received by 3/1/2021 and the exam must be taken by 4/18/2021. Please read the UPDATED Temporary Certification Examination Procedures memo for additional requirements and information.
- Please join the Municipal Listserve for updates on future exam dates.
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 or a hard copy can be sent to:
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 Feb 10, 2021