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Operator Requirements

Small Water System Requirements

Small water systems need an operator with an "S" certification, which can be obtained by attending our free training and completing the exam administered after the course with a passing score of 70%.

No fees are associated with the "S" certification. The only requirements are to take a free small water system training course (see below) once every 3 years, pass the exam, and complete and submit a new PDF iconSmall Water System Operator Application with proof of attendance at the training. No other courses are required or can be substituted for these requirements.

An operator who is certified at Levels 1-4 can be the operator in charge of an "S" system. The system still needs to complete a new Small Water System Operator Application form every 3 years. Inform Drinking Water Services of any changes within 30 days.

Small Water System Training Courses

The small water system training courses are developed specifically for small water system operators, or "S" systems. The following training options are available:

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