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2020 PA DEP Operator Certification Exams
1/1/2020 - 11/21/2020

The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) is offering PA DEP Operator Certification Exams on different dates and locations in 2020.  You may register for more than one exam date, but you should allow at least 30 days between exam dates so DEP has time to grade exams and send pass/fail notifications.

Register for your exam(s) through PWEA's online registration system.  Payment for exams is by credit/debit card only. 

NOTE: REGISTRATION IS A TWO-PART PROCESS.  You must first complete the online registration pages and pay the registration fee in order to reserve your seat; and then you MUST complete and return the DEP Test Selection Form within 10 work days. The Test Selection Form advises the DEP of what tests to set up or package for your exam. PWEA will use the Test Selection Form to prepare a confirmation letter, which will include information you will need to know prior to showing up at the exam site.  

Exam Dates and Locations:
April 16, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - DEP Southwest Regional Office in Pittsburgh (computer-based exam) - SOLD OUT
April 28, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - Holiday Inn - East Mountain in Wilkes-Barre (written exam)
June 10, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - DEP Southcentral Regional Office in Harrisburg (computer-based exam)- SOLD OUT

June 23, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - DEP Southeast Regional Office in Norristown (computer-based exam)- SOLD OUT
August 5, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - DEP Northeast Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre (computer-based exam)
August 26, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - Penn Stater Conference Center in State College (written exam)
September 1, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - DEP Northcentral Regional Office in Williamsport (computer-based exam)
October 20, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - DEP Northcentral Regional Office in Williamsport (computer-based exam)
November 17, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm - Lehigh Valley Conference Center in Bethlehem (written exam)

Exam registration fees are:  for written exams, $70 for PWEA Members or $120 for Non-Members; for computer-based exams held at DEP Regional Offices, $50 for PWEA Members or $100 for Non-Members. 

Before registering, please download and review the DEP informational document titled "Important Information for Operators Taking 2020 Certification Exams" PDF.

In addition to registering online, you MUST also complete and submit the PA DEP Test Selection Form. This form is to indicate to the DEP your requested Class as well as specific Water or Wastewater tests you with to take.
Completed DEP Test Selection Forms must be returned by email to exams@pwea.org OR faxed to 717-303-5219 within 10 days of your online payment.  Your registration confirmation email will contain a link to download the DEP Test Selection Form.

You will receive a system-generated confirmation which reserves your seat at the exam, after completing the registration fee payment.  A formal, detailed confirmation letter will be emailed to the email address you’ve provided, which will include the exam date, location and tests you selected on the PA DEP Registration Form.   Please ensure you mark exams@pwea.org as a safe sender in your address book to prevent the confirmation letter from going to the Spam or Junk folder.  

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds after the detailed confirmation letter has been processed and emailed to you.  
Location: Various dates and locations


Questions? Contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock@pwea.org or at 570-549-2204.