CT DPH Operator Certification Examination, Applications and Reference Materials

The following document summarizes the minimum education and experience qualifications for CT DPH Water Operator Certification Examinations, as specified by RCSA Sections 25-32-7a through 14: Regulation Summary: Education and Experience Requirements for Water Treatment Plant, Distribution System and Small Water System Operator Certification Examinations

The below table lists the CT DPH water operator certification type / class level and the specified Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) examination guide for that certification. The below listed guide is a web link to a document that provides detailed information about the exam content.

CT DPH Water Operator Certification Type & Class level (“Full” or Operator-in-Training Certification*)  ABC 2017 Standardized Examination Guide (aka “Need to Know Criteria”)
Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Operator Class I * ABC Water Treatment Operator Class I
WTP Operator Class II * ABC Water Treatment Operator Class II
WTP Operator Class III * ABC Water Treatment Operator Class III
WTP Operator Class IV * ABC Water Treatment Operator Class IV
Distribution System (DS) Operator Class I * ABC Water Distribution Operator Class II
DS Operator Class II * ABC Water Distribution Operator Class III
DS Operator Class III * ABC Water Distribution Operator Class IV
Small Water System Operator ABC Water Distribution Operator Class I

The following table provided the application forms and form instructions for CT DPH Water Operator Certification Examinations.

Examination Titles/Application Forms  Application Instructions 
WTP Operator Class I, II, III, or IV WTP Application Instructions
WTP Operator-in-Training (OIT) Class I, II, III, or IV WT OIT Application Instructions
DS Operator Class I, II, or III DS Application Instructions
DS Operator-In-Training (OIT) Class I, II, or III DS OIT Application Instructions
Small Water System Operator SWS Application Instructions

Individuals who wish to apply to take a certification examination are to complete the appropriate application form and submit it with the non-refundable $224 application, via mail delivery, to the below address:

Operator Certification Program, CT DPH
410 Capitol Ave., MS#12DWS, P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Prior to formal submission of the application with the non-refundable application fee, applicants may wish to submit their completed application via email to dph.opcert@ct.gov to request an informal review.

Applicants will be informed of your confirmation or rejection for the examination via email from this office. If confirmed, applicants will receive an additional email from the test center administrator, PSI, to schedule your computer-based examination. Confirmed applicants will be required to pay a $102.00 examination fee to PSI. Mastery report results will be available to you upon completion of the examination and also provided to the CT DPH, Operator Certification Program.

Should you have further questions in regard to this matter please contact William Sullivan of this office (dph.opcert@ct.gov, 860-936-1266)

Examination Reference Materials

Reference materials and formula / conversion tables for the above exams are found on the following web pages: