Since July 2005, NEIWPCC has coordinated Massachusetts operator training, certification exams, and renewals.
All renewal applications are submitted to NEIWPCC and will be processed and reviewed, along with the TCH (training contact hour) requirements.
NEIWPCC similarly trains and certifies soil evaluators and system inspectors for the Commonwealth under Massachusetts Title 5.
The NEIWPCC staff trains and certifies wastewater operators on behalf of MassDEP and the Board of Wastewater Operator Certification.
Others involved with or assisting in wastewater certification and/or training are as follows:
Representatives of these organizations constitute a Training Advisory Committee (TAC) that steers the direction of the training program.
MassDEP and the Board of Certification continue to be involved by approving courses for TCHs, grading of treatment plants, developing questions for the certification examination, and issuing emergency certifications and other statutory requirements.
NEIWPCC’s comprehensive Training Catalog includes our current regional training courses, along with classes associated with the Massachusetts operator training program (preparatory courses for certification exams). Registration fees now reflect the increased need for the program to be self-supporting. In addition, credit card payments are now accepted.
For information on how to become a wastewater treatment plant operator in Massachusetts, please download our “How To” document.
To assist wastewater operators, the following contact list is being provided.
Wastewater Operator Certification and Training
Bureau of Water Resources