Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification

Contact: Earl Wuestnick 517-881-0797

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the May 7, 2020 exam is rescheduled for July 30, 2020. If you applied by the original application deadline, your application is being moved to this date; you will be contacted regarding this change. If you did not apply for the May 7 exam, you are not eligible for the July 30 exam but may apply for the November 5, 2020 exam.  If you have questions, please contact Earl Wuestnick at WuestnickE@michigan.gov or Alyssa Sarver at SarverA@michigan.gov.

Municipal wastewater certification examinations are offered twice a year, usually in May and November. Certification is offered for Class A, B, C, D, L1, L2, and SC. Education and experience requirements for each of the classifications are described in the Certification Board Policy.  The semester hour credits required at the A and B classifications may be earned from colleges and universities or by successfully completing the appropriate courses from the list of Board Approved Semester Hour Equivalent (SHE) Courses.

CERTIFICATION RENEWAL: To renew a certificate, the certified operator must submit a renewal application and provide proof of approved continuing education credits (CECs) earned during the renewal cycle.  These should be submitted 4 to 6 weeks before the certificate expiration date.  To renew an A or B certificate, the certified operator shall have completed, during the renewal cycle, not less than 2.4 CECs of board-approved continuing education training.  Not less than 0.6 CECs of the training shall be technical training and not less than 0.6 CECs of the training shall be managerial training.  To renew a Class C, D, L2, or L1 certificate, the certified operator shall have completed, during the renewal cycle, not less than 1.2 CECs of board-approved continuing education training.  For Class C certification renewal, no more than 0.6 CECs of training in the non-managerial, non-technical category may be used to meet the continuing education requirement.  There are no continuing education requirements for a class "SC" certificate.  Please refer to the following documents for more information. 

Municipal Wastewater Certification Renewal Application

Continuing Education Credit for Certified Wastewater Operators (word) 

List of Operator Training Program's Approved Wastewater Courses (word) 

List of All EGLE Approved Courses

Approval of Programs for Continuing Education Credit - CEC

APPLICABLE RULES:

The Municipal Wastewater Treatment Certification section of  Act 451, Part 41