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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Wastewater Operations Certification, Training, and Technical Assistance
Operator Certification

State law requires licensing of all wastewater operators who are in responsible charge of a wastewater facility. The operator in responsible charge oversees the daily operation of the wastewater treatment facility and is accountable for all plant operational duties, record keeping, and reporting. Each facility must also designate and have certified a backup operator in responsible charge who takes over in the absence of the chief operator. To become a certified wastewater operator, individuals must apply for eligibility to sit for one of the four grades of examinations or apply for a reciprocal license. Applications for reciprocity are reviewed by a five member Certification Committee. A copy of the operator's current license along with a copy of that state's certification rules must accompany the application. Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis with the appropriate grade of New Hampshire license issued to qualified candidates.



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