Operator Certification

According to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11 Chapter 25, Rules Relating to Certification of Public Water System Operators, each public water system, except for transient, non-community public water systems, shall be under the responsible charge of an operator(s) holding a valid certification equal to or greater than the classification of the water treatment plant and/or distribution system. All operating personnel making daily process control or system integrity decisions about water quality or quantity that affect public health shall be certified. In addition, a designated certified operator shall be available for each operating shift.

Hawaii Administrative Rules

  • HAR Title 11 Chapter 25, Rules Relating to Certification of Public Water System Operators [pdf]

Calendar

  • January Exam
    • 10/25/2021 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 11/23/2021 – Board Meeting Review
    • Month of January 2022 – Exam
  • April Exam
    • 1/26/2022 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 2/22/2022 – Board Meeting Review
    • Month of April 2022 – Exam
  • July Exam
    • 4/26/2022 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 5/24/2022 – Board Meeting Review
    • Month of July 2022 – Exam
  • October Exam
    • 7/25/2022 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 8/23/2022 – Board Meeting Review
    • Month of October 2022 – Exam

Forms

  • WTPO Certification Application [pdf]
  • WTPO Exam Registration [pdf]
  • DSO Certification Application [pdf]
  • DSO Exam Registration [pdf]
  • CEU Request Form [pdf]

Board of Certification of Public Water System Operators

  • February 23, 2021 Meeting
  • May 25, 2021 Meeting
  • August 30, 2021 Meeting
  • November 23, 2021 Meeting

Exams

  • Association of Boards of Certification [link]

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • Most Frequently Used (verify CEU approval with SDWB prior to taking course)
    • Classroom Courses
      • HRWA
    • Online Courses
      • AWWA eLearning
    • Correspondence Courses
      • CSUS
    • Webinars
      • US EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series
  • Short List [pdf]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Contact Us

Phone: (808) 586-4258
Fax: (808) 586-4351
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Oahu
    Safe Drinking Water Branch
    Environmental Management Division
    Hawaii State Department of Health
    2385 Waimano Home Road, Suite 110
    Uluakupu Building 4
    Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-1400
  • East Hawaii
    Safe Drinking Water Branch – Hilo
    Hawaii District Health Office – Hilo
    1582 Kamehameha Avenue
    Hilo, Hawaii 96720
    Phone: (808) 933-0401
    Fax: (808) 933-0400

Last Update: 28 November 2021