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Wastewater Operator Certification and Continuing Education

The Wastewater Certification and Continuing Education Homepage can help keep you up-to-date with Operator Certification requirements. This website includes an overview of the Operator Certification Program, IDEM contact information, the Operator Certification Application, and information on how operators can ensure that they keep their certification status.

Wastewater Operators can renew their certification license online. Online renewal is available from May 1 through July 1.

Certification and Exam Information

  • Certification Information
  • Exam Prep Materials
  • Upcoming dates for the Wastewater Operator Exam:
    • Ivy Tech offers the exam any business day throughout the year. This is a computerized exam. After submitting an application and $30 application fee to IDEM to sit for the wastewater certification exam, each applicant who has been approved will receive an exam admission letter containing the IVY Tech web address, a list of participating IVY Tech locations and their phone numbers. Approved applicants may schedule an exam any time prior to the admission letter expiration (180 days from the date of the letter). Ivy Tech will charge an additional fee payable to them for use of their facility.
  • Exam Training Courses:
    • Various private parties and organizations offer courses designed to prepare candidates to sit for the wastewater operator exams. IDEM does not recommend or endorse any specific provider, but does include a listing here of courses that we know are available. IDEM does recommend adequate preparation be done prior to sitting for one of the exams, either through individual study or participating in an organized class. These classes are offered at various times and locations throughout the year and may vary in degree of engagement and cost.

Continuing Education Information

Forms, Applications and Publications

Questions and Concerns?

If after reviewing the material on the WWC/CE Web site and still have questions, please contact the Certification Staff.

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