Who Needs One?
What Information Must I Provide?
How Will My Application be Processed?
What Fees are Required?
What are My Responsibilities After the Permit is Issued?
What are the Division's Responsibilities After the Permit is Issued?
Whom do I contact for assistance?
Fleming Training Center
TDEC Rule 1200-5-3: Rules Governing Water and Wastewater Operator Certification
TCA Section 68-221-101 et seq: Water and Sewerage
TCA Section 68-221-901 et seq: Water Environmental Health
Each person in direct charge at a water treatment plant, a wastewater treatment plant, a water distribution system, or a wastewater collection system must have a certificate in a grade equal to or higher than the grade of the treatment plant, distribution system, or collection system he/she operates.
Applicants must submit a signed, sworn and notarized copy of "Department of Environment and Conservation Water/Wastewater Operator Certification Application for Certificate of Competency" form (Form CN-0704). Applicants must also submit a copy of any verifying documents as required by the application (e.g.,proof of education). Applicants must submit a separate application for each certification on an original form.
|Water/Wastewater Operator Certification - Application for Certificate of Competency||CN-0704|
Completed application forms and application fees must be sent to the Operator Certification Board office at least sixty days (post mark date) prior to the examination date. A detailed review of the application is conducted, and staff of the Board makes a recommendation to approve, disprove, or refer to the Board each applicant. Incomplete applications are returned to the applicants who have ten (10) days to submit the required information. If an amended application is not received the application will be denied and the applicant must submit a new application for consideration. Upon approval by the Board, the applicant may take any one scheduled examination during the following twelve (12) months. Certifications must be renewed annually. A discount cost rate applies until February 1. From February 1 until June 30, a standard rate applies. Certifications are cancelled if not renewed by June 30. Certifications are not transferable.
|» Certification Application Fee:||$100|
|» Annual Renewal Fee:||$30 (if received prior to February 1)
$60 (if received after February 1)
The applicant has the right to proceed with activities outlined in the approved certification. They must notify the Department of any changes to application information. The applicant is responsible for following all applicable state statutes and regulations. Applicants have the right to appeal a certification that has been suspended or revoked.
The Commissioner has the right to suspend or revoke the issuance of a certification to any applicant who violates the state statutes or departmental regulations. Any person who violates or fails to comply with the state statutes, rules, or regulations may be subject to civil penalties.
Applicants may obtain applications and information from the Operator Certification Board Office at the Fleming Training Center.