Professional growth and training

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) status update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're only issuing renewal notices electronically. Please update your contact information to make sure we have your current email address. We plan to send the notices by email in mid-October.

As we respond to the coronavirus outbreak, we are committed to helping you maintain a safe and healthy workplace, provide vital services to your communities, and protect water quality. Below are the answers to some questions related to the Wastewater Operator Certification (OpCert) Program during this time.

*Reminder* The 2021 renewal fee increases to $98. For more information see the fee schedule established in the updated Rule as directed by the Legislature in 2018.

Operators commonly meet their professional growth by earning 3.0 continuing education units (CEU) each professional growth cycle. Operators earn these CEUs by attending approved training courses. Operators must document their CEUs and submit it to the OpCert Program as they receive it. This ensures that they stay current on their requirements.

The OpCert Program Coordinator reviews training courses to ensure that all training meets the ABC CEU Relevancy Criteria for wastewater operators. Trainers must seek authorization to give CEUs to operators for their courses. 

The current professional growth cycle is Jan. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2021.  

Frequently Asked Questions


Documenting professional growth

Approved courses and trainers

Resources for trainers