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
    • 10/28/2019 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 11/26/2019 – Board Meeting Review
    • Week of 1/27/2020 – Exam
  • April Exam
    • 1/28/2020 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 2/25/2020 – Board Meeting Review
    • Week of 4/27/2020 – Exam
  • July Exam
    • 4/28/2020 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 5/26/2020 – Board Meeting Review
    • Week of 8/3/2020 – Exam
  • October Exam
    • 7/27/2020 – Application & Exam Registration Due
    • 8/25/2020 – Board Meeting Review
    • Week of 10/26/2020 – 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 25, 2020 Meeting
  • May 26, 2020 Meeting
  • August 25, 2020 Meeting
    • Agenda [pdf]
    • Minutes [pdf]
  • November 24, 2020 Meeting
    • Agenda [pdf]
    • Minutes [pdf]

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

Department of Health/Safe Drinking Water Branch
Uluakupu Building 4
2385 Waimano Home Road suite 110
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-1400

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

Last Update: 8 June 2020