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
Jan 07 - Jan 27, 2019 Class II
Jan 07 - Jan 27, 2019 Basic Industrial
Jan 07 - Jan 27, 2019 Class I
Feb 04 - Feb 24, 2019 Class III
Feb 04 - Feb 24, 2019 Class IV
Feb 04 - Feb 24, 2019 Advanced Industrial
Mar 04 - Mar 24, 2019 Class II
Mar 04 - Mar 24, 2019 Water/Wastewater Operator Safety
Mar 04 - Mar 24, 2019 Class I
Apr 01 - Apr 21, 2019 Class IV
Apr 01 - Apr 21, 2019 Stabilization Ponds
Apr 01 - Apr 21, 2019 Class III
May 06 - May 26, 2019 Class I
May 06 - May 26, 2019 Class II
May 06 - May 26, 2019 Basic Industrial
Jun 03 - Jun 23, 2019 Advanced Industrial
Jun 03 - Jun 23, 2019 Class IV
Jun 03 - Jun 23, 2019 Class III
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 III
Aug 05 - Aug 25, 2019 Class IV
Sep 09 - Sep 29, 2019 Basic Industrial
Sep 09 - Sep 29, 2019 Class I
Sep 09 - Sep 29, 2019 Class II
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
Membrane Treatment of Wastewater
Water Utility Safety
Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Collection
Valve & Hydrant Maintenance
Primary Sludge Fermentation
Operator Handbook
Math Basics
Dissolved Air Flotation
Advanced Math
Practical Personnel Management
Basic Environmental Chemistry
Corrosion Control Treatment Optimization
Applied Confined Space Safety
Basic Board and Council Training
Chemical Feed Systems & Pump Calibrations
Chlorinator Systems & Chemical Handling
Basic Wastewater

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. 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

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
December Basic Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
January WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Jan. 1, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jan 08, 2019
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
January Basic Industrial Wastewater

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jan 15 - Jan 16, 2019

Jan 16, 2019
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
January Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jan 15 - Jan 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
January Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Jan. 17, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Jan 22 - Jan 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2018
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
January Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Jan. 25, 2018
APPLY for TEST
Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
January Basic Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Clarksville
February Class IV Wastewater Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Feb 04 - Feb 07, 2019

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Springdale
February WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Heber Springs
February Water/WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Heber Springs
February Advanced Wastewater Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Springdale
February WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Heber Springs
February Class I

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

Feb 14, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
February WWL EXAM ONLY

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

NO WWL EXAM
Arkansas Wastewater Licensing Committee Meeting


10:00 am
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
February Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2019

Feb 28, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Jonesboro
March WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed. Feb. 6, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Mar 06, 2019
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
March Advanced Industrial

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

Mar 14, 2019
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
March Basic Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Siloam Springs
March WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., March 5 , 2019
APPLY for TEST
Mar 12, 2019
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
March Arkansas Department of Health Compliance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Siloam Springs
March Applied Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Siloam Springs
March Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., March 14, 2019

Mar 18 - Mar 21, 2019

Mar 21, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Clarksville
March Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., March 14, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2019

Mar 21, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fort Smith
March WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Mt. Magazine State Park
March Water/WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Mt. Magazine State Park
March WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Mt. Magazine State Park
April Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., March 28, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Apr 01 - Apr 04, 2019

Apr 04, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
April Wastewater Microbiology Class

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
April Wastewater Microbiology Class

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
April Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., April 4, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Apr 09 - Apr 11, 2019

Mar 21, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fort Smith
April Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., April 4, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Apr 09 - Apr 11, 2019

Apr 11, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
El Dorado
April WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., April 2, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Apr 09, 2019
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
April Chlorine Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
April Basic Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
April WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Fort Smith
April Advanced Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
April Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., April 11, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Blytheville
April Water/WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Fort Smith
April WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Fort Smith
April Class IV 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 Advanced Wastewater Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Little Rock
April AWW&WEA Conference
 
Apr 29 - May 01, 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 Wastewater Microbiology Class

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

May 06 - May 07, 2019

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
May Wastewater Microbiology Class

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

May 06 - May 07, 2019

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
May WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
APPLY for TEST
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Bono
May AWLC Quarterly Meeting

NO WWL EXAM
Arkansas Wastewater Licensing Committee Meeting


10:00 am
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
May Water/WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Bono
May WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Bono
May WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Bono
May Basic Industrial Wastewater

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

May 14, 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, 2019
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
May WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., May 7, 2019
APPLY for TEST
May 14, 2019
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, 2018
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Springdale
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
June Chlorine Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Little Rock
June Basic Industrial Wastewater

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., May 29, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jun 05 - Jun 06, 2019

May 29, 2019
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Rogers
June Class IV EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., May 22, 2019
APPLY for TEST
Jun 05, 2019
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
June Water/Wastewater Operator Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Little Rock
June WWL EXAM ONLY

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

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
June Trenching

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Little Rock
June Arkansas Department of Health Compliance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
June Applied Math

NO WWL Exam
Training Course Only

ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
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, 2019
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
June WWL EXAM ONLY

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

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jun 17 - Jun 20, 2019

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Russellville
June Basic Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
June Basic Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Bono
June Advanced Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
June Arkansas Department of Health Compliance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Bono
June Applied Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Bono
June WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Mountain Home
June Water/WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Mountain Home
June WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL Exam
Training Course Only

REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
501-676-2255
Mountain Home
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
June Filter Optimization

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

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