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
May 06 - May 26, 2019 Class II
May 06 - May 26, 2019 Basic Industrial
May 06 - May 26, 2019 Class I
Jun 03 - Jun 23, 2019 Class III
Jun 03 - Jun 23, 2019 Class IV
Jun 03 - Jun 23, 2019 Advanced Industrial
Jul 08 - Jul 28, 2019 Class I
Jul 08 - Jul 28, 2019 Class II
Jul 08 - Jul 28, 2019 Advanced Activated Sludge
Aug 05 - Aug 25, 2019 Extended Aeration Activated Sludge
Aug 05 - Aug 25, 2019 Class IV
Aug 05 - Aug 25, 2019 Class III
Sep 09 - Sep 29, 2019 Class I
Sep 09 - Sep 29, 2019 Class II
Sep 09 - Sep 29, 2019 Basic Industrial
Oct 07 - Oct 27, 2019 Class III
Oct 07 - Oct 27, 2019 Class IV
Oct 07 - Oct 27, 2019 Advanced Industrial
Nov 04 - Nov 24, 2019 Water/Wastewater Operator Safety
Nov 04 - Nov 24, 2019 Class I
Nov 04 - Nov 24, 2019 Class II

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

Contact ARWA at 501-676-2255

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

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
April Class IV Wastewater Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Apr 22 - Apr 25, 2019

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Little Rock
April AWW&WEA Conference
 
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2019

Hot Springs Convention Center
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
April Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., April 24, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Apr 29 - May 01, 2019

May 01, 2018
AWW&WEA Conference
Hot Springs Convention Center
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
May AWLC Quarterly Meeting

NO WWL EXAM
Arkansas Wastewater Licensing Committee Meeting

May 08
10:00 am
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
May Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., May 8, 2019
APPLY for TEST
May 14 - May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Hot Springs
May WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., May 7, 2019
APPLY for TEST
May 14
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
May Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., May 16, 2019
APPLY for TEST
May 20 - May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Maumelle
May Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., May 16, 2019
APPLY for TEST
May 20 - May 23, 2019

May 23, 2018
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Springdale
June Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., May 30, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jun 05 - Jun 06, 2019

Jun 06, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Rogers
June WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., May 8, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jun 05
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
June Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., June 6, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2019

Jun 13, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Russellville
June WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., June 4, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jun 11
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
June Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., June 20, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jun 24 - Jun 27, 2019

Jun 27, 2019
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
July Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., July 5, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
July WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., July 2, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jul 09
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
July Basic Industrial Wastewater

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., July 5, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jul 10 - Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Fayetteville
July Class IV Wastewater Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jul 15 - Jul 18, 2019

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
July Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., July 18, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jul 22 - Jul 25, 2019

Jul 25, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Jonesboro
August WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues.,Aug., 2019
APPLY for TEST
Aug 13
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
August AWLC Quarterly Meeting

NO WWL EXAM
Arkansas Wastewater Licensing Committee Meeting

Aug 14
10:00 am
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
August Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 15, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Aug 19 - Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Fort Smith
August Advanced Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 15, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Aug 20 - Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Fayetteville
August Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Aug. 22, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Aug 27 - Aug 29, 2019

Aug 29, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Springdale
September WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Sep 04
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
September Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Sept 4, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Sep 10 - Sep 11, 2019

Sep 11, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Russellville
September WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Sept. 3, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Sep 10
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
September ARWA Annual Technical Conference
 
Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2019

Hot Springs Convention Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
September Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2018
ARWA 42nd Annual Technical Conference
Hot Springs Convention Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
September Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Hot Springs
October Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Oct 01 - Oct 02, 2019

Oct 02, 2019
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
October Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Fayetteville
October WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Oct. 1, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Oct 08
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
October Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Oct 14 - Oct 17, 2019

Oct 17, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Springdale
October Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Oct. 17, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Oct 21 - Oct 24, 2019

Oct 24, 2019
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
October Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Oct 22 - Oct 24, 2019

Oct 24, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Maumelle
November Class IV Wastewater Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Nov 04 - Nov 07, 2019

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Fayetteville
November Advanced Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Nov.7, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Nov 12 - Nov 14, 2019

Nov 14, 2019
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
November WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Nov. 5, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Nov 12
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
November AWLC Quarterly Meeting

NO WWL EXAM
Arkansas Wastewater Licensing Committee Meeting

Nov 13
10:00 am
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
November Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Nov. 14, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Nov 18 - Nov 21, 2019

Nov 21, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Hot Springs
December Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Nov. 28, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Dec 03 - Dec 05, 2019

Dec 05, 2019
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Dec 04
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
December Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2019

Dec 13, 2018
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Dec. 3, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Dec 10
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock