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*Announcements & Special Information*

New! 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 anticipate the CBT examination services to resume January 2015. 

In the meantime, if you do not wish to wait for the CBT services to resume, the OCP will be offering pencil & paper examinations at various locations throughout Florida.  At this time, however, the specific dates, times and site locations are not available.  Please stay tuned to our web page for paper & pencil exam dates, locations, scheduling instructions and additional information.

Change of Address:  Donít assume!!

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 address. A change of address cannot be done over the phone, and requires you to fill out a change of address form, and then fax or mail it to the address provided on the form.

Attention!!!  GED Program

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 Center Information.)

Attention!!! You may now apply for your re-examination on-line!!!!

CEU's

  • 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 http://ocp.dep.state.fl.us/default.asp.
  • 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 at 850-245-7500.

 

Venice wastewater treatment plantFlorida 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 license desired.

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 you.  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.

Licensing Process

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 information.

Step 2: Apply for License - I have taken and passed my Florida exam and I am ready to get my license.

Renewals


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

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Last updated: August 25, 2014

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