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IDEM > Compliance > Water Compliance > Wastewater Operator Certification & Continuing Education > Wastewater Certification Information > Indiana Wastewater Operator Certification Process > Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Book List Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Book List

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Class
Book I-SP I II III IV A-SO A B C D
1 X1 X X X X   X      
2 X2 X X X X   X X3 X3 X3
3       X X          
4               X X X
5               X X X
10 X X X X X X X X X X
11 X                  
12           X        
14     X X X     X X X

1 Study only Chapter 3 (Wastewater Treatment Facilities) of Book #1
2 Study only Chapter 15 (Maintenance) and Chapter 16 (Laboratory Procedures and Chemistry) of Book #2
3 Study only Chapter 16 (Laboratory Procedures and Chemistry) of Book #2

Reference Books

  1. Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I, current edition
  2. Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume II, current edition
  3. Advanced Waste Treatment, current edition
  4. Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume I, current edition
  5. Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume II, current edition
  1. Wastewater Operator Certification Manual, July 2008, available on-line from IDEM
  2. Stabilization Ponds, U.S. EPA Operation Manual, August 1977, available on-line from IDEM
  3. Study Guide for A-SO Operators, October 2003, available on-line from IDEM
  1. Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program, June 2011, available on-line from U.S. EPA (Note: updated version)

How to Obtain Exam Reference Books

Books 1 - 5

California State University, Sacramento
ATTN: Dr. Ken Kerri
Department of Civil Engineering
Sacramento , CA 95819-2964
(916) 278-6142;
Web site: http://www.owp.csus.edu/
Email: mailto:wateroffice@csus.edu/

Book 10

Wastewater Operator Certification Manual - July 2008
IDEM Office of Water Quality
Compliance Section
(317) 232-8791, Certification Staff
Documentation [PDF]

Book 11

Stabilization Ponds, U.S. EPA Operation Manual
IDEM Office of Water Quality
Compliance Section
(317) 232-8791, Certification Staff
Documentation [PDF]

Book 12

Study Guide for A-SO Operators, Oct. 2003
IDEM Office of Water Quality
Compliance Section
(317) 232-8791, Certification Staff
Documentation [PDF]

Book 14 (Updated Reference)

Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program
U.S. EPA - Office of Water Resource Center
(202) 566-1729
Web site: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/pretreatment_program_intro_2011.pdf
Publication: EPA-833-B-11-001, June 2011