The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer.
Industrial/Commercial Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification
Contact: Earl Wuestnick 517-881-0797
Certification is offered in a variety of classifications, each relating to a unit process. Follow this link to a List of the Current Classifications and Definitions. Education and experience requirements for each of the classifications are described in the Industrial/Commercial Certification Practices.
Operators requesting only A-1a (Special Classification) or A-1h (Non-Contact Cooling Water) certification may apply throughout the year. Download the Application for A-1a and A-1h Certification, complete it, and mail it to the address indicated.
- EXAM DATE: August 19, 2022
- Application Deadline Date: July 19, 2022
- We will accept applications for the August 19, 2022, exam date between May 16, 2022, and July 19, 2022.
- Download the Application and Instructions - PDF for Fill-in or Printing
These Industrial/Commercial Wastewater Certification Examinations are offered twice a year in August and February. The Examination Announcement Letter and Application for the current cycle are posted above. Applications are only accepted from May into July and from November into January. Also included are directions for completing the application and the qualifications for each classification. Complete the form and mail it to the address indicated (do not fax or email it, original signatures are required). Operators may find the Examination Guide and the list of Sources of Reference Material helpful in preparing for the certification exams.
Industrial / Commercial certification is valid for 5 years from the year it is issued. In the year that your certification expires on July 1, you may apply for certification renewal beginning in January of that year. Download and complete the Renewal Application, and mail it to the address indicated.
If you cannot download this material, we will mail it to you. Send your name and address to Earl Wuestnick at WuestnickE@michigan.gov.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Part 31 of Act 451, Industrial Rules for Industrial Wastewater Operator Certification