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Voluntary Certification Program

2019 Wastewater Collection School - January

2019 Wastewater Collection School - January 

January 8-10, 2019 

 Central Carolina Sumter

506 N Guignard Dr.

Sumter, SC 29150

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Printable brochure and registration form


What is Certification?

The WEASC Voluntary Certification Program for Wastewater Collection System Operators is a tiered professional certification 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.
Once an individual is certified in Wastewater Collection Systems, they must obtain six (6) hours of continuing education training annually to maintain their license status along with annually renewing their certification through the WEASC Voluntary Certification Program.


Voluntary Collection System Operator Certification Exam Info

The nationally standardized exams used for this certification are developed by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC). ABC’s Need-to-Know Criteria will assist candidates in their exam preparation efforts and is available on ABC’s website or at the links provided below.


ABC's Need-to-Know Criteria (2017 Edition):

Study References


  • AWWA Operator Certification Exam Prep Resources. Attached are updated ads for AWWA’s Operator Certification Exam Prep app. The app (available in any App Store) is FREE. It comes with approximately 20 questions in four areas. Additional sets of questions are $19.99 each. AWWA’s very excited about this new testing tool to operators. The Water Operator Certification Exam Book has also been revised and is on sale. Click Here


  • SCAWWA/WEASC Workshops and Conferences. Click Here


Testing Sites

Exams are administered at PSI testing centers located throughout the United States. While PSI testing sites are subject to change, a list of anticipated testing centers can be found here.


First-Time Certification Candidates

Candidates seeking certification for the first time as a “D” level Wastewater Collection System Operator must complete the Initial Application for Voluntary Wastewater Collection form and the Exam Request Form. Exam fees and a completed exam request form are due and payable at least two weeks prior to the desired exam date.


Candidates Seeking a "C" or Higher Certification

Candidates who have completed their initial application need only to complete the Exam Request Form for each subsequent exam (e.g., level C, B, or A). A completed exam request form is due at least two weeks prior to the desired exam date.


Taking the Exam

Once you are determined to be eligible to sit for an exam, you will receive an email from PSI that outlines the information necessary for you to take the exam, such as your identification number and testing locations. 

ABC Hand Book


You will be notified immediately of your test result upon completion of the exam at the testing center. If you pass the exam, your certification will be mailed to you.


Exam Fees

Effective July 1, 2018


Initial Application Fee

Required for all 1st time Level D applicants, paid to WEASC 


Examination Fee

Paid to PSI


Annual Renewal Fee

Paid to WEASC


Late Renewal Fee

Paid to WEASC


Certificate Replacement Fee

Paid to WEASC



Certification Renewal

Once earned, your certification must be renewed annually by completing the required number of continuing education hours and submitting the VCC Renewal Form and annual renewal fee.


Operator Certification Pins

Certification Pin Info

Certification Pin Order Form


Change of Address Form

Please use the VCC Change of Address Form to update your employer or personal contact information.


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