Implementation of the Operator Certification guidelines happens through state operator certification programs. Although specific requirements vary from state to state, the program’s goal is the treatment and distribution of safe drinking water. The documents and memos below contain information helpful to state program management.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- EPA Operator Certification Guidelines: Implementation Guidance (PDF)(34 pp, 69 K)
Summary of State Operator Certification Programs (PDF)(131 pp, 2 MB,
A summary of state drinking water operator certification programs. This document is a reference tool for making comparisons among state programs for certifying operators of community water systems (CWSs) and nontransient noncommunity water systems (NTNCWSs).