Renewals occur every two years and are due by December 31 of odd-numbered years.

All active Massachusetts wastewater operators are required to provide proof of 20 training contact hours (TCHs) during a given renewal period.

Renewal Invoice

NEIWPCC mails renewal invoices the first week of September. Please do not send in your proof of training until you receive this invoice. The renewal fee is $75; checks, money orders and credit card payments are accepted.

Renewal invoices for current operators require training contact hour (TCH) credits for training completed through June 30, 2023. TCHs can be earned through NEIWPCC, NEWEA, or MAWEA. To receive credit for any class not listed on your individual invoice, submit a copy of the training certificate along with your renewal invoice. 

There is a $30 late fee for invoices postmarked after Dec. 31, 2023.

Please contact with any questions.

Training Contact Hour (TCH) Information

To renew, all ACTIVE operators need 20 TCHs from the period of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023. Active operators certified in 2023 need 10 TCHs to renew.

  • No more than 50% (10 TCHs) of completed training can be safety-related
  • A course cannot be taken twice during a renewal period.
  • TCH’s cannot be carried over into the next renewal cycle.

All TCHs submitted for renewal must be pre-approved for Massachusetts Wastewater Operator renewal/activation and have been designated with a “BC” approval code (for example, BC-2021-0023).

For approved training questions, contact John Murphy at the Massachusetts Board of Certification for Wastewater at (617) 352-3375 or

Pre-Approved Courses TCHs Additional Comments
MA Wastewater Certification Exam 10 Must pass exam
MA Water Environment Association (MAWEA) training, quarterly meetings and trade show   Hours as awarded
New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA)   Hours as awarded
Professional Membership: MAWEA or NEWEA (can only use one) 2 2 TCHs MAXIMUM per renewal period
NEIWPCC   Hours as awarded
Colleges (wastewater or related courses) 15 1 credit hour = 15 TCHs
Red Cross Basic CPR and/or First Aid Courses 3 3 TCHs MAXIMUM per course
If Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded   1 CEU = 10 TCHs
HAZWOPER Annual Refresher 8 Can use only ONCE in two year period

Inactive Status

If you are not currently working as an operator you can apply for inactive status. To change to INACTIVE status, please check the inactive box on the invoice and return the form with your payment. Inactive operators are not required to earn TCHs but they still have to renew at the end of every renewal period.

Renewal Resources

Pre-Approved TCH Courses
Specialty Status Forms

Certified Operators

NEIWPCC maintains a complete list of certified Massachusetts wastewater operators. This list is updated bi-monthly to reflect newly-certified operators.

Contact Us

For questions or for more information about MA wastewater operator renewals, email