Oregon law requires owners of wastewater systems and drinking water systems (public and private) to have their systems under responsible control and direction of certified operators. Trained and certified operators are necessary to ensure that the systems are managed in a manner that fully protects public health and the environment.
The Department of Environmental Quality administers the program for domestic wastewater system operators. The Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Services administers the certification program for drinking water system operators.
Operator Certification FAQs
Operator Certificate Renewal FAQ
Pathways to entry level Operator Certification
Operator Certification Reports to the Legislature
Approved training for CEU credit
- CEU Lookup: Select the “Courses" tab at the top to view DEQ-approved wastewater continuing education units (CEUs)
Wastewater CEU Options
Approved training for Operator in Training (OIT)
and Provisional Grade I
(when applicant has less than 12 months experience, see Application Instructions Page 1
Documents courtesy of the Association of Boards of Certification
Find certified operators by name
Find applicants/operators who passed the exam by date
Find Designated System Supervisory Wastewater Operators by Facility