of Environmental Quality's Operator Certification
Program establishes guidelines to ensure that only
certified operators make decisions about process
control or system integrity that affects public
health. The program establishes minimum standards
for certification and recertification of the
operators of community and non-transient
non-community public water systems.
certifications are classified into one of four
grades by facility type, size, complexity and
population served. The grade corresponds with the
level of system complexity, with Grade 1 being the
most simple and Grade 4 being the most complex.
Operators are required to maintain their
certification through participation in continuing
professional education workshops and must be
re-certified every three years.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Water
Arizona Department of
Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will recognize
certifications obtained from other states or
jurisdictions. To receive reciprocity, you must:
Demonstrate that you
passed an examination that is substantially
equivalent to those administered by ADEQ
Arizona Request for Operator Certification
evidence that you meet the experience and
education requirements of A.A.C R18-5-112
(Experience and Education).
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Operator