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
Nov 05 - Nov 23, 2018 Extended Aeration Activated Sludge
Nov 05 - Nov 23, 2018 Aerated Lagoons
Dec 03 - Dec 14, 2018 Treatment of Metal Waste
Dec 03 - Dec 14, 2018 Treatment of Pulp & Paper Waste

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

Contact ARWA at 501-676-2255

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

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
October Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Oct 15 - Oct 18, 2018

Oct 18, 2018
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
October Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Oct 15 - Oct 18, 2018

Oct 18, 2018
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Springdale
October Advanced Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Oct 30 - Nov 01, 2018

Nov 01, 2018
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Little Rock
November Class IV Review
 
Nov 05 - Nov 09, 2018

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
November Advanced Math
 
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
November Filter Optimization
 
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
November WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM

APPLY for TEST
Nov 13, 2018
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
November Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2018

Nov 29, 2018
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Hot Springs
December Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Nov. 20, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Dec 05, 2018
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
December Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM

APPLY for TEST
Dec 11, 2018
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
December Applied Water Math
 
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
December Basic Water Math
 
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke