Operator Certification

Certification Program

Get Certified: Operators

ABC offers certification to operators in water treatment, distribution, very small water systems, wastewater treatment, collection, and industrial waste. Along with examination requirements, the following education and experience requirements must be met for ABC certification:

 

Operator Certification Requirements
  Education Experience
Class I High school diploma, GED, or equivalent 1 year of acceptable experience
Class II High school diploma, GED, or equivalent 3 years of acceptable experience
Class III High school diploma, GED, or equivalent; 900 contact hours of post high school education

4 years of acceptable experience including 2 years of direct responsible charge

Class IV High school diploma, GED, or equivalent; 1,800 contact hours of post high school education 4 years of acceptable experience including 2 years of direct responsible charge
Very Small Water Systems
 

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent, Six contact hours of very small water system education

Six months of acceptable operating experience of a very small water system or higher utility.

 

Individuals who do not meet the above requirements may still be eligible through ABC’s system that allows for substitution of education and experience. In addition, ABC offers an “in-training” certification to those applicants that do not yet meet our education and experience requirements.

Along with meeting the education and experience requirements, the operator must pass the ABC Certification Exam or an equivalent exam with a score of 70% or higher. For more information about the examination, please refer to Examination Resources.

 

Applications:

Collection Certification 

Distribution Certification

Industrial Waste Treatment Certification

Wastewater Treatment Certification  

Water Treatment Certification

Very Small Water Systems Application

 

Download and print the application. Return the completed application to:

ABC

Attn: Certification Application

2805 SW Snyder Blvd., Suite 535

Ankeny, IA 50023