How do I become a drinking Water or Wastewater operator?
Q: Where can I find the laws and rules for state licensed operators?
A: Click Here to Review the Idaho State Licensure Laws
Q: What type of education and experience do I need to become a licensed operator?
A: Click Here to view the Education and Experience Reference Chart for DRINKING WATER operators
A: Click Here to view the Education and Experience Reference Chart for WASTEWATER operators
Q: When are the Drinking Water and Wastewater Operator exam dates?
A: Click Here to view the dates
Q: Where can I get an Exam Application?
A: Click Here for exam Application
Q. What do I need to study to become a drinking water or wastewater operator?
A: Attend any and all training sessions relevant to the profession.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY VERY SMALL OPERATOR LICENSE?
DISTRIBUTION DRINKING WATER: Combined total of 100 hours which include 88 hours of acceptable OIT experience at a water system & approved 6 hour water treatment or chlorination course & approved 6 hour water distribution course.
WASTEWATER COLLECTION or TREATMENT: Combined total of 112 hours which include 50 hours of acceptable OIT experience at a wastewater treatment system & 50 hours of acceptable OIT experience at a wastewater collection system & approved 6 hour pumps & motors course & approved 6 hour lagoon operation and maintenance course or approved 6 hour large soil absorption system course.
Here are a couple links to help you find water and wastewater training material:
If you are not an AWWA member and would like to order books please call Barbi @ 208-634-6694