Water and Domestic Wastewater Operator
Please complete this form and fax back to our office in order
to be scheduled for the Paper and Pencil Examinations. Once we
have received your location request you will receive
confirmation of the location, date and time. Please fax your
completed form to: 850-245-8410.
additional information please see our Pencil and Paper Exam
Frequently Asked Questions.
Computer Based Testing
Please be aware the Operator Certification Program (OCP) will
be experiencing a temporary break in computer based testing
services. The contract that permits us to offer computer based
testing through Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) expires
August 28, 2014. We are currently in the process of
procuring a computer based testing vendor in order that we may
continue to offer you the same level of testing services. We
will make an announcement on this website when a new computer
based vendor has been selected.
Change of Address:
During the last
renewal cycle many
operators did not
receive their renewal
notice due to incorrect
addresses. Please verify
your mailing address and
update it as needed. It
is the responsibility of
each individual operator
to notify our office of
your current mailing
change of address cannot
be done over the phone,
and requires you to fill
and then fax or mail it
to the address provided
on the form.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Operator
Certification Program, only accepts General Educational
Development (GEDís) issued by the
American Council on Education
through an approved GED Administrator. In Florida, the
approved GED Administrator is the
Florida Department of Education through its network of public schools and adult
education centers. (Please Note:
Depending on your location some testing centers
are paper or computer based. Enter your zip code under Testing
- CEU Requirements
- If you have not completed your required amount of continuing
education, you should begin making arrangements now! Please do
not wait until the last minute when all classes are full and
unavailable. You may search the status of your CEUís at
- CEU Splitting -
Please note that the splitting of CEUís is no longer allowed.
An example of this would be a management course worth 4.0 CEUís.
These CEUís cannot be split into 2.0 for water and 2.0 for
wastewater if you are dually licensed. If you have any questions
regarding this, please call the Certification and Restoration Program
Florida Statutes require anyone who operates a drinking water
treatment plant or a domestic wastewater treatment plant to
be licensed by FDEP. Beginning May 1, 2011, licensure for Water
Distribution System Operators becomes mandatory. To qualify for licensure an applicant must meet
minimum educational and work experience requirements for each class of
license. A passing score is required on the exam for the type and level
You may now
renew your license on-line and pay with your credit card.
Itís fast and simple. In addition to using this site to renew your
license, you may also check the status of your license(s) and CEUís in
addition to verifying your current mailing address. All you need is your
pin number which is printed on the renewal notice that was mailed to
Your employer may also use this site to renew your license(s) with the
company credit card. Once your license has been renewed, we will
mail your license to you within about 4-5 weeks.
Step 1: Apply for Exam - I have completed my approved training
course and I am ready to take my exam.
- Examination Information Ė Applications and deadlines, fees,
locations, handbooks, reference material
Veteran Services Ė The Department of Veteran Affairs
offers reimbursement of fees associated with professional licensure
exams to qualified veterans. Please contact them for more
Step 2: Apply for License - I have taken and
passed my Florida exam and I am ready to get my license.
Need further assistance or information regarding the program?
Please feel free to call us at 850/245-7500
FAX us at 850/245-8410,
or write to us at: Certification and Restoration Program
Division of Water Resource Management
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3506
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400