What is required to have a Distribution System Operator’s Certificate in FL – Would Andrew even be able to pass such a test, since he obviously had difficulty with his Operator’s license?

Licensing Process

Florida statutes require anyone who operates a drinking water treatment plant, domestic wastewater treatment plant and/or water distribution system must be licensed by DEP. To qualify for licensure, an applicant must meet minimum educational and work experience requirements for each class of license. A passing score is required on the exam for the type and level license desired.

 

Water Distribution System Operator Certification Requirements  
Certification Level Education Experience
Class ID High school diploma or GED is required. One year of experience operating a distribution system.
Class IID High school diploma or GED is required. Two years of experience operating a distribution system, with six months of that experience in a Class IID, IIID or IVD distribution system.
Class IIID High school diploma or GED is required. Three years of experience operating a distribution system, with one year of that experience in a Class IID, IIID or IVD distribution system.
Class IVD Baccalaureate degree in engineering, science or equivalent from an accredited college or university. One year of experience operating a Class IIID or IVD distribution system.

 

Computer Based Testing (CBT)

Beginning July 12, 2018 all Operator Certification Program exams will be administered via CBT through our testing vendor PSI.  This change allows greater flexibility and convenience when scheduling your examination as well as receiving grade results before leaving the testing facility.  Once you receive an examination approval letter from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), you may go to http://online.goamp.com or call 1-800-345-6559 to schedule your exam.  Exams may now be scheduled Monday – Saturday.  For more detailed scheduling information, please review the Candidate Handbook located on the PSI’s website.

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