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2019 PA DEP Operator Certification Exams
01/01/19 - 11/21/19

The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) is offering PA DEP Operator Certification Exams on different dates and locations in 2019.  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 is required by credit card for online registrations. 

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 Certification Exam Registration Form within 10 work days in order to select the tests you wish to take.  

Exam Dates and Locations:
August 7, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - Exam is Full
October 16, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - Clarion Hotel in New Cumberland
November 21, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - NC DEP Regional Office in Williamsport

Exam registration fees are:  $55 for PWEA Members or $105 for Non-Members. 

Before registering, please download and review the DEP informational document titled "Important Information for Operators Taking 2019 Certification Exams" PDF.

In addition to registering online, you MUST also complete and submit the PA DEP Certification Exam Registration Form,
on which you will indicate your requested Class as well as specific Water or Wastewater tests you wish to takeCompleted DEP Registration Forms must be returned by email to pwea@pwea.org OR faxed to 717-303-5219 within 10 days or registering online.  Your registration confirmation email will contain links to download the DEP Registration 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 pwea@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

PWEA Distribution Systems Course

“Distribution Systems
A One-Day PA DEP Approved Course
Friday, July 12, 2019 - Cranberry Township, PA

This course is presented by the PWEA Professional Wastewater Operations Committee.  It has been approved for 5.5 PA DEP contact hours for drinking water operator licenses. A total of 6.5 Professional Development Hours may be earned by attendees with Professional Engineer licenses.

Conference Overview

There are various components and considerations which must be addressed in a distribution system.  The goal of this workshop is to supply students with the necessary knowledge to prepare for the distribution system certification examination. Content will include: Distribution Operator Certification; Distribution Network Components; Distribution Storage; and Water Quality and Monitoring.

Target Audience
This course is intended to help participants prepare for the Class E certification examination. Therefore, the target audience is those who wish to take the Class E certification or those who wish to gain a better understanding of distribution system networks, storage and monitoring.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the certification process for Water Class E Certification;
  • Identify the components of a distribution network;
  • Explain the basics of distribution system hydraulics;
  • Describe the basic principles of distribution system storage facilities; and
  • Identify water quality concerns and monitoring in a distribution system.
Michael Sedon, Cranberry Township
7:30am        Registration – Coffee & Pastries
8:00am        Introduction to Operator Certification
8:15am        Distribution Network Components, Part 1
9:30am        Break
9:45am        Distribution Network Components, Part 2
10:45am      Distribution Storage, Part 1
11:45am      Lunch (Included)
12:45pm      Distribution Storage, Part 2
1:15pm        Self-Monitoring & Reporting
1:30pm        Break
1:45pm        Water Quality and Monitoring
2:30pm        Review and Questions
3:00pm        Adjourn

The concepts, ideas, procedures, and opinions offered at PWEA educational opportunities are those expressed by the various presenters. The PWEA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the presentations.
Conference Fees
PWEA Member* - $100 (includes lunch)
Non-Member - $150 (includes lunch)
*To qualify for the Member Rate, you must be a PWEA member or a WEF member with PWEA selected as your State Association. 

Register online by clicking the link below.  Or download the PWEA Distribution Systems Registration Flyer to register by mail, fax or email. The registration deadline is July 2nd.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Cancellations received in writing 3 weeks prior to the date of the workshop will receive a full refund less a $30 administrative fee.  No refunds will be made after that date.  Substitutions may be made until the registration deadline and must be made in writing, accompanied by a registration form for the substitute.
Cranberry Township Training Building
1000 Maintenance Dr
Cranberry Township, PA  16066

Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations are the responsibility of each individual.  PWEA does not have a room block at any area hotels.  

Directions to the Conference Location
The location can be found by entering the street address in your GPS device, or by going to an online mapping website.

Location: Cranberry Township Training Building
1000 Maintenance Dr
Cranberry Township, PA 16066



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