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Division of Compliance Assistance
Continuing Education Requirements

Drinking water treatment, bottled water and distribution certified operators must complete their continuing education for each renewal during the two-year period immediately prior to the certificate expiration date. Certified operators holding separate treatment, distribution and bottled water certificates shall complete the training hours for recertification required only for the highest certificate in lieu of the continuing education requirements specified for both certificates.

Wastewater treatment and collection certified operators training hours shall expire two years from the date earned. Certified operators holding both a treatment and a collection certificate shall complete the required number of cabinet-approved training hours for the highest certificate held in lieu of completing the required number of continuing education hours required for both certificates.

Reminder: continuing education hours earned prior to certification shall not count toward certificate renewal.


 

 Certification and Education

 
Certification Level
  
Certificate Duration
Limited (only available for operators working for a school water treatment plant or for a semipublic water supply; or for operators working for a school wastewater treatment plant and collection system.
12 hours
Certificates shall terminate if not renewed on or before Dec. 31 of the year the certification expired.
Class I and Class II
12 hours
Certificates shall terminate if not renewed on or before Dec. 31 of the year the certification expired.
Class III and Class IV
24 hours
Certificates shall terminate if not renewed on or before Dec. 31 of the year the certification expired.
Class I-OIT and Class II-OIT
12 hours
Certificates shall terminate if not renewed on or before June 30 of the year the certification expired.
Class III-OIT and Class IV-OIT
24 hours
Certificates shall terminate if not renewed on or before June 30 of the year the certification expired.