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Water Quality Division > Programs > Operator Certification

Operator Certification



Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2009

Effective July 1, 2009, fees for operator certification licensure are as follows:

  • Exam Application fee $62
  • Temporary Application fee $62
  • Non-Certified Helper Application fee $23
  • Renewal fee $46

The Operator Certification Unit trains and licenses all people working in water and wastewater plants, operating groundwater systems, and sewage lagoons in the state. This ensures they have training to properly treat and monitor the outgoing product of the facility to protect human health and the environment.

The following links provide information about various programs, classes, and exam dates relating to Operator Certification:

Operator Certification Exam Application Package Adobe Acrobat 5.0 PDF Document

Procedures (and Affidavit) for Obtaining Individual Licenses/Certifications Adobe Acrobat 5.0 PDF Document

Consumer Confidence Reports
Training Schedules
New Addresses
Contact Persons
Water & Wastewater Advisory Council Schedule
Certification Exam Application Checklist
Sample Water Online Web Test

Training Schedules

Training Schedules are posted on the Operator Certification webpage. Click on the "Search for Training" button.

Printable Study Guides

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Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality
Financial & Human Resources
PO Box 2036
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-2036


Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality
Operator Certification
PO Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677

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Contact Persons

Andy Callaway
(405) 702-8114

Andy Callaway
(405) 702-8114

Exams & Application Approvals
Cynthia Morgan
(405) 702-8176

Forms/Study Guides/General Info.
Rose Herrera
(405) 702-8173

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Water and Wastewater Advisory Council

House Bill 1455 dissolved the Waterworks and Wastewater Works Advisory Council (Council), effective November 1,2013. Two new representative members were appointed to the Water Quality Management Advisory Council. One of these members shall be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and will be an active operator of a municipal waterworks or wastewater works facility. The second member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and will be an active operator of a waterworks or wastewater works for a rural water or sewer district.

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Checklist for Completing Exam Applications

To avoid having your exam application returned and to help the review process run smoothly, follow this checklist:

  • Use the current exam application (12/12, or later)
  • Complete the entire form, even if you are applying to retake an exam
  • Indicate which exam session you wish to attend and which exam you wish to take
  • List all of your experience and all of your approved training classes, include all training you will attend before the exam session
  • Bring documentation to the exam session to verify class attendance (if you attend a class after submitting you application)
  • Sign and date the application
  • Include $62 for each exam
  • Make sure the application is postmarked no later than 3 weeks prior to the exam date


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For questions about Operator Certification, please contact Chris Wisniewski.