WHAT IS CERTIFICATION?
The Voluntary Certification Program for Wastewater Collection System Operators and Biosolids Operators is a tiered professional licensing program much like the mandatory certification program for environmental system operators.
A Wastewater Collection System Operator prepares for and takes the appropriate level exam, beginning with the "D" level and is awarded that Certification upon successful completion (a score of 70 or above) of the exam. The individual may continue with the process, gaining practical experience and taking exams until the desired Certification level is achieved, "A" being the highest possible.
Biosolids Operators must first achieve an "operator in training" (OIT) by completing the WEASC Biosolids and Residual Management Workshop and completing the OIT application form. After one year of working in a bio-solids and residual management program, the OIT is eligible to take the licensing exam and upon successful completion (a score of 70 or above) obtains his or her license.
Once an individual is licensed in either Wastewater Collection System or Biosolids Operator, they must obtain six (6) hours of continuing education training annually to maintain their license status along with annually renewing their certification through the Voluntary Certification Program.
Voluntary Collection System Operator Certification &
Biosolids Operator Certification and Exam Info
click here for: Governing Rules for Certification
Applicants will only be permitted to sit for one exam per test date. No exceptions!
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click here for: 2017 VCC Exam Dates
Exam fees are due and payable two weeks prior to exam, with a completed exam request form and initial application if applicable. Applicants will no longer be permitted to take an exam unless the required forms for each certification level are received by the Association Office NO LESS THAN two weeks prior to the exam.
click here for: Initial Application for Voluntary Wastewater Collection This is required for individuals seeking certification as a Wastewater Collection System Operator for the 1st Time!
click here for: Initial Application for Voluntary Biosolids / Residual Solids Operator Certification - This is required for individuals seeking certification as a Biosolids / Residual Solids Operator for the 1st Time!
click here for: Examination Request Form - Individuals who have completed their initial application need only to complete this exam application form for each exam.
click here for: 2017 VCC Renewal Form - Collections
2017 VCC Renewal Form - Biosolids
click here for: VCC Change of Address Form
Effective July 1, 2010
|Initial Application (required for all 1st time Level D applicants)
|| Examination Fee
| Oral Examination Fee
|| Annual Renewal Fee
| Late Renewal Fee
|| Certificate Replacement Fee
|Exam Re-Grading (request for re-grading
must be made within 10 days of results letter)
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