Approved Wastewater Operator Training Courses and Certification Exam

Wastewater operators are required to take training courses, workshops, or seminars from ADEQ-approved sources, which are listed below. The department conducts exams and issues and renews licenses for wastewater operators.

Need to Sign Up for a Wastewater Course - TRAINING?

Contact one of the following training providers to sign up for either classroom training or online courses. If training course requires registration fee, pay directly to training providers.

Planning to Take a Wastewater Licensing Exam – TESTING?

Testing applications and testing fees must be submitted directly to ADEQ. ADEQ testing fees are in addition to any training fees, and must be paid directly to ADEQ Wastewater Licensing. For assistance contact Wastewater Licensing Help Desk.

Testing applications and fee payments must reach ADEQ five (5) business days prior to test date.

Instructions

  • Include your social security number.
  • Use your full legal name or first and last names with a middle initial.
  • Indicate the classification and level of license(s) for which you are applying.
  • Attach a check or money order in payment of licensing fees (see licensing fee schedule). For credit card payment arrangements, contact Sandy Luttrell at 501-682-0998. These fees are nonrefundable.
  • Mail completed application and fee payment to:

    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
    Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
    5301 Northshore Drive
    North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

Application Forms

Wastewater Operator License

Please make note of the following, regarding wastewater licensure and renewal:

DO contact training provider(s) at AETA or ARWA to sign up for either classroom training or online courses.

  • Please note:
    Separate registration fees may apply for training courses and must be paid to the training providers. ADEQ exam fees are in addition to any training fees, and must be paid to ADEQ Wastewater Licensing.

DO make sure exam applications and fee payments reach ADEQ five (5) business days prior to test date. Failure to do so may delay the issuance of your license!

DO include payment for exam fees with your application, or make arrangements to pay online by calling Sandy Luttrell at 501-682-0998.

  • Employers and Facilities, please note:
    If paying exam or renewal fees for more than one operator, the payment can be made with one check or placed onto one invoice for a single online credit card transaction.

DO NOT combine payment for Wastewater License fees with any other fees that may be owed to different divisions of ADEQ.

DO NOT bring exam applications and/or fees to the testing location, unless specifically instructed to do so by ADEQ Wastewater Licensing staff.

License Fee Type Fee Per License
Application Fee (exam and license) $40
Retaking of Exam $20
Reciprocity Fee (review and license) $40
License Renewal Fee $40
Late Renewal Penalty $10
Apprentice License $10

* Receipt can be provided upon request.

Wastewater Training Course Schedule and Exam Opportunities

ADEQ maintains the list below for current training and exam opportunities. Contact specific training providers for course registration, course fee, and other details.

Register on the internet at www.sautech.edu/aeta/aeta-class-schedule-wastewater/

Contact Letitia Rusch at 870-574-4550 or Mitzy Bynum at 870-574-4589

Dates Course Type
Dec 04 - Dec 18, 2017 Class I

Register on the internet at www.suncoastlearning.com/courses/ar/ar.html

Contact ARWA at 501-676-2255

Course Type
Wastewater Collection
Pump and Motor Maintenance
Primary Sludge Fermentation
Practical Personnel Management
Operator Handbook
Math Basics
Basic Wastewater Math
Chlorinator Systems and Chemical Handling
Valve & Hydrant Maintenance
Membrane Treatment of Wastewater
Dissolved Air Flotation
Corrosion Control Treatment Optimization
Basic Wastewater
Basic Environmental Chemistry
Basic Board and Council Training
Applied Confined Space Safety
Water Utility Safety

Registration for Training and Testing are completely separate.

TRAINING:

To register for training courses contact the appropriate training provider and pay registration fees if needed.

TESTING:

To take a test for a WWL operation license fill out the license application form and pay licensing fee directly to ADEQ. DO include payment for exam fees with your application, or make arrangements to pay online by contacting Wastewater Licensing at wwl@adeq.state.ar.us.

Testing applications and fee payments must reach ADEQ five (5) business days prior to test date.

*Class IV testing applications and fee payments must reach ADEQ four (4) weeks prior to test date.

Month Course Type Dates Training Provider
December Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
APPLY for TEST
Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
December Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
APPLY for TEST
Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
December Class IV EXAM ONLY

Class IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: *Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
APPLY for TEST
Dec 06, 2017
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Dec. 5, 2017
APPLY for TEST
Dec 12, 2017
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock