Drinking Water Operator Certification Program
The Drinking Water Operator Training & Certification Program provides rules and regulations, technical assistance, training and certification for Drinking Water System Operators. Whether you are new to the industry or you are a veteran Operator, this website can answer many of your questions.
For Wastewater Operator information, please see the Wastewater Operator Certification page.
Drinking Water Operator Training Contacts
Operator Training and Certification Line: 517-284-5424
Scott Schmidt (Exam applications, Reciprocity/Shift Operation Cases,
and Training): 517-284-5431
Ariel Zoldan (Exam Applications, Training, Course Approvals): 517-284-5426
John Koenigsknecht (Renewals, CEC Credit): 517-284-5430
Koren Carpenter (Assistant Unit Supervisor): 517-284-6857
Fax Number: 517-241-1328
Physical Mailing Address:
Constitution Hall, 4-South
525 West Allegan Street
Lansing, Michigan 48933
(Please do not send checks to this mailing address)
Certification Exams are offered twice a year in May and November. Certification exam application and study guides can be found in the link to the right. In addition to applying for exams, you can also check the number of CECs you have earned, as well as look up certification renewal information.
The DEQ offers a number of independent training courses, as well as courses co-sponsored with the Michigan Section of the AWWA. In addition to the DEQ courses, we approve courses by other providers for CEC credits. This list can be found in the links on the right.
Here you will find a number of forms that you will need to maintain your certification and course approval.