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TOWN OF WINDSOR, CA

DateClass Title
March 2-3, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades1 & 2
March 9-10, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades 3-5
May 4-5, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades1 & 2
May 11-12, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades 3 & 4
Aug 31-Sep 1, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades1 & 2
September 8-9, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades 3-5
October 26-27, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades 1 & 2
November 2-3, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades 3 & 4


VALLEJO, CA

DateClass Title
March 19-20, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades 1, 2 & 3



SACRAMENTO, CA

Date                        Class Title
March 16-17, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades1 & 2
March 17-18, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades 3-5
May 13-14, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades 1 & 2
May 14-15, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades 3 & 4
September 14-15, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades1 & 2
September 15-16, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Distribution Exam Review for Grades 3-5
November 4-5, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades 1 & 2
March 5-6, 20202-Day CA SWRCB Treatment Exam Review for Grades 3 & 4




NOTE: Due to significant operator feedback, the CA SWRCB Operator Certification Unit is no longer planning to alter the current schedule to just three dates a year for all exams. Instead, they are evaluating the feasibility of adopting a computer-based testing procedure. If you have input regarding this proposed change, you may contact the OCU by phone at (916) 449-5610 or 449-5611, or by email at dwopcertprogram@waterboards.ca.gov


DISTRIBUTION TEST INFORMATION

SWRCB Distribution Operator exams in 2020 are on March 21 and September 19.

  • Application Deadlines - The deadline for the March 21 test is January 2, 2020 and for the September 19 test is July 1, 2020. Applications postmarked after these dates are not considered. If you need an application for these exams, click here. (pdf, 4 pages)
  • For a copy of the mathematical formulas & conversion factors sheet provided with the test packet during distribution operator examinations , click here. (pdf, 1 page)
  • The SWRCB provides a breakdown of information that may appear on Distribution Operator Certification Exams known as a Range of Knowledge. For a copy of this document , click here. (pdf, 11 pages)
  • To get a copy of the recommended reading material list for the Distribution exams, click here. (pdf, 1 page)

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TREATMENT TEST INFORMATION

SWRCB Water Treatment Operator exams in 2020 are on May 16 and November 7.

  • The deadlines to apply for these exams are March 2, 2020 for the May 16 test and September 1, 2020 for the November 7 test. If you need an application for these exams, click here. (pdf, 4 pages)
  • For a copy of the mathematical formulas & conversion factors sheet provided with the test packet during treatment operator examinations, click here. (pdf, 2 pages)
  • The SWRCB provides a breakdown of the information that may appear on Water Treatment Operator Certification Exams known as a Range of Knowledge. For a copy of this document, click here. (pdf, 11 pages)
  • To get a copy of the recommended reading material list for the Water Treatment exams, click here. (pdf, 2 pages)

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Exam Prep Classes

If you are a water operator and would like information about classes in your area, please call (530) 277-2255 or email postmaster@opcertschool.com.

If you are a manager or supervisor and would like to host an exam review class, please call (530) 277-2255 or email Richard Vierra at richard@opcertschool.com.

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Certification renewal contact hours may be earned in a variety of ways. One advantage of all Water Opcert School classes and courses is that they earn contact hours that can be used to renew a treatment or distribution license. So, if your expiration date is rapidly approaching, there is no need to wait for a class specifically designed for license renewal. Simply enroll in your choice of sessions that meet the required number of hours.


If you need to complete a course to test at the next higher level, we offer five specialized training courses in conjunction with the Office of Water Programs at CSUS (aka the Ken Kerri courses):

  • Small Water System Operation and Maintenance
  • Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance
  • Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume One
  • Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume Two
  • Manage for Success

If you are a water operator and would like information about enrolling in a course, please call (530) 277-2255 or email Richard Vierra at richard@opcertschool.com.

If you are a manager or supervisor and would like to host a water operator course, please call (530) 277-2255 or email Richard Vierra at richard@opcertschool.com.

Each course is approved by the State as specialized training for both treatment and distribution operators. To determine if a particular course will meet your needs, the CA State Water Resources Control Board's Operator Certification Unit provides this chart. Or, you can contact Richard at Water Opcert School by phone or text at (530) 277-2255 or by email at richard@opcertschool.com.

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Specialized training courses can be scheduled to best meet the needs of your group. The cost is $500 per person and includes all class sessions, books, supplemental materials, reference materials, and related supplies.

A calculator is required for the math sessions. Scientific calculators can be purchased during the course. TI-30Xa models are $10 and TI-30XIIS models are $15.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A minimum 36-contact hour course must be completed prior to applying for the grade 2 or above treatment or distribution operator exams. There are three types of specialized training courses: fundamentals of drinking water treatment, water supply principles, and supplemental courses. A copy of the completion certificate showing the total number of contact hours earned for the course must accompany your exam application. Certificates for classes or courses with a total of less than 36 contact hours cannot be combined to meet the specialized training course requirement.