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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
pplicants will only be permitted to sit for one exam per test date. No exceptions!

Wastewater Collection System Operators
"Needs to Know" Documents
NTK for A, B,C & D

Click here to: Order Additional Study Materials


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.






Currently no exam dates are scheduled past May 30, 2018.  Please check back on updates for future exam information.  


David G. Baize

Executive Director


121 Executive Center Dr, Suite 115

Columbia, SC 29210


Office: (803) 358-0658






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:  2018 VCC Renewal Form - Collections

                         2018 VCC Renewal Form - Biosolids

click here for:  
VCC Change of Address Form

Exam Fees

Effective July 1, 2010

Initial Application  (required for all 1st time Level D applicants) $50   Examination Fee $60
Oral Examination Fee     $100   Annual Renewal Fee  $25
 Late Renewal Fee
$75   Certificate Replacement Fee  $25
Exam Re-Grading (request for re-grading
must be made within 10 days of results letter)


Operator Certification Pins

Certification Pin Order Form                         Certification Pin Info

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