iWR October 2017 Front Page
NEIWPCC has administered the wastewater operator certification and renewal program for Massachusetts since 2005.
Renewal includes a continuing education requirement of 20 training contact hours. Operators must take wastewater classes in every 2-year period, to refresh skills and keep abreast of developments in the field.
A least half of these hours must cover non-safety training (wastewater or wastewater-related training). There are currently 5,547 licensed operators in the state of Massachusetts.
NEIWPCC classes to satisfy this requirement are filling fast, and operators are encouraged to visit our website to register for classes taking place before the end of the year. Operators may also download renewal forms and other supporting documents and a list of training opportunities (p. 2).
NEIWPCC is one of several organizations in the area that offer wastewater training classes.
Renewals are due by December 31. Completing training and submitting paperwork early ensures a smooth process.
Wastewater operators who are retiring or changing fields should consider renewing as “inactive.” That status makes it easier to return to the field in the future.
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