Training and Supporting Massachusetts Environmental Professionals

NEIWPCC coordinates Massachusetts wastewater operator training, certification exams, and renewals. Classes associated with the Massachusetts operator training program and with certification exam preparation are included in NEIWPCC’s regional training catalog. NEIWPCC also maintains a list of licensed Massachusetts wastewater treatment plant operators.

This program began in 2005 and is managed by NEIWPCC on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Wastewater Operator Certification.

Others involved with Massachusetts wastewater certification and/or training include the New England Water Environment Association, Massachusetts Water Environment Association, Mass Rural Water Association, U.S. EPA New England, Upper Blackstone Clean Water. Representatives of these organizations constitute a Training Advisory Committee (TAC) that steers the direction of the training program.

NEIWPCC similarly trains and certifies soil evaluators and system inspectors for the Commonwealth under Massachusetts Title 5, and co-leads the Massachusetts Wastewater Management Training Program.

For questions about:

  • Training
  • Registration for Training programs
  • Municipal and industrial exam review sessions
  • Contract training

Contact: NEIWPCC
Ryan Buckley, 978-349-4318,
Ashley Harrington, 978-349-2517
Training questions:
Operator Training Calendar

  • Applications for wastewater license and status change
  • Wastewater License Renewals
  • Massachusetts Title 5 Certification Training
  • Mass Title 5 Approval Renewals
  • Mass Title 5 Training Contact Hours Approval

Contact: NEIWPCC
Michelle Jenkins, 978-349-2516,
License questions:
Title 5 questions:
Wastewater Operator Search

  • Exam types and grade levels
  • Emergency certifications
  • Reciprocity
  • Plant grading
  • Approval of wastewater training hours

Contact: MassDEP, Wastewater Operator Certification and Training, Bureau of Water Resources, Boston, MA
John Murphy, 617-352-3375,
Mass DEP website

  • MAWEA Membership information
  • Educational opportunities
  • Employment opportunities
  • Quarterly meetings and technical sessions
  • Plant profiles of facilities in MA

Contact: Massachusetts Water Environment Association (MAWEA)
774-276-9722, email:
MAWEA website

Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Massachusetts.