The first step in the certification process is the written examination. A person wishing to apply for examination must submit a complete application to the Department, together with the appropriate fees required by Rule 335-1-1-.06. The applicant must have a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED).
(1) Examinations shall reflect the minimum knowledge and skills required to competently operate the various classifications of water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water distribution systems, and public wastewater collection systems.
(2) The Department shall hold at least one examination each year for the purpose of examining candidates for certification, at a time and place designated by the Department. The Department reserves the right to limit the number of examinees for each scheduled exam based on space limitations. The examinees will be scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis.
(3) The minimum passing grade shall be seventy percent. Each applicant shall be notified in writing of the results of his examination. All examinations shall remain the property of the Department.
(4) Upon passing the examination, the Operator intern must
obtain the necessary working experience as detailed in 335-10-1-.08 in order
to become certified. If the necessary working experience is not obtained
within five years of passing the examination, the operator intern must
(5) The application and fees for examination must be received by the Department no later than 30 days prior to the examination.
(6) The Director may deny an application for \cause, including violations of this Chapter.