2017 Standardized Wastewater Treatment Operator Exams

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Wastewater Treatment Operator Need-to-Know Criteria

Need-to-Know Criteria outline the content that will be covered on the 2017 ABC standardized exams.


Wastewater Treatment Operator Formula/Conversion Table

ABC standardized exams are administered with an ABC Formula/Conversion Table containing mathematical formulas and common abbreviations that may be present on the exam.

2017 Wastewater Treatment Operator Formula/Conversion Table


Wastewater Treatment Operator Exam References

The following are approved as reference sources for the 2017 ABC standardized wastewater treatment operator exams.

California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Foundation, Office of Water Programs
  • Advanced Waste Treatment
  • Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I and II

Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Activated Sludge - Manual of Practice OM-9
  • Basic Laboratory Procedures for the Operator-Analyst
  • Chlorination/Dechlorination Handbook
  • Operation of Extended Aeration Package Plants
  • Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants - Manual of Practice No. 11
  • Operation of Nutrient Removal Facilities
  • Wastewater Biology: The Microlife

  • Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater