Approved Wastewater Operator Training Courses and Certification Exam

Wastewater operators are required to take training courses, workshops, or seminars from DEQ-approved sources, which are listed below. The department conducts exams and issues and renews licenses for wastewater operators.

Need to Sign Up for a Wastewater Course - TRAINING?

Contact one of the following training providers to sign up for either classroom training or online courses. If training course requires registration fee, pay directly to training providers.

Planning to Take a Wastewater Licensing Exam – TESTING?

Testing applications and testing fees must be submitted directly to DEQ. DEQ testing fees are in addition to any training fees, and must be paid directly to DEQ Wastewater Licensing. For assistance contact Wastewater Licensing Help Desk.

Testing applications and fee payments must reach DEQ five (5) business days prior to test date.

Instructions

  • Include your social security number.
  • Use your full legal name or first and last names with a middle initial.
  • Indicate the classification and level of license(s) for which you are applying.
  • Attach a check or money order in payment of licensing fees (see licensing fee schedule). For credit card payment arrangements, contact Sandy Luttrell at 501-682-0998. These fees are nonrefundable.
  • Mail completed application and fee payment to:

    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
    Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
    5301 Northshore Drive
    North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

Application Forms

Wastewater Operator License

Please make note of the following, regarding wastewater licensure and renewal:

DO contact training provider(s) at AETA or ARWA to sign up for either classroom training or online courses.

  • Please note:
    Separate registration fees may apply for training courses and must be paid to the training providers. DEQ exam fees are in addition to any training fees, and must be paid to DEQ Wastewater Licensing.

DO make sure exam applications and fee payments reach DEQ five (5) business days prior to test date. Failure to do so may delay the issuance of your license!

DO include payment for exam fees with your application, or make arrangements to pay online by calling Sandy Luttrell at 501-682-0998.

  • Employers and Facilities, please note:
    If paying exam or renewal fees for more than one operator, the payment can be made with one check or placed onto one invoice for a single online credit card transaction.

DO NOT combine payment for Wastewater License fees with any other fees that may be owed to different divisions of DEQ.

DO NOT bring exam applications and/or fees to the testing location, unless specifically instructed to do so by DEQ Wastewater Licensing staff.

License Fee Type Fee Per License
Application Fee (exam and license) $40
Retaking of Exam $20
Reciprocity Fee (review and license) $40
License Renewal Fee $40
Late Renewal Penalty $10
Apprentice License $10

* Receipt can be provided upon request.

Wastewater Training Course Schedule and Exam Opportunities

DEQ maintains the list below for current training and exam opportunities. Contact specific training providers for course registration, course fee, and other details.

Register on the internet at www.sautech.edu/aeta/aeta-class-schedule-wastewater/

Contact Letitia Rusch at 870-574-4550 or Mitzy Bynum at 870-574-4589

Dates Course Type
Apr 06 - Apr 26, 2020 Class IV
Apr 06 - Apr 26, 2020 Stabilization Ponds
Apr 06 - Apr 26, 2020 Class III
May 04 - May 24, 2020 Class I
May 04 - May 24, 2020 Class II
May 04 - May 24, 2020 Basic Industrial
Jun 01 - Jun 21, 2020 Class III
Jun 01 - Jun 21, 2020 Class IV
Jun 01 - Jun 21, 2020 Advanced Industrial
Jul 06 - Jul 26, 2020 Advanced Activated Sludge
Jul 06 - Jul 26, 2020 Class I
Jul 06 - Jul 26, 2020 Class II
Aug 03 - Aug 23, 2020 Class IV
Aug 03 - Aug 23, 2020 Extended Aeration Activated Sludge
Aug 03 - Aug 23, 2020 Class III
Sep 07 - Sep 27, 2020 Class I
Sep 07 - Sep 27, 2020 Class II
Sep 07 - Sep 27, 2020 Basic Industrial
Oct 05 - Oct 25, 2020 Class III
Oct 05 - Oct 25, 2020 Class IV
Oct 05 - Oct 25, 2020 Advanced Industrial
Nov 02 - Nov 22, 2020 Class II
Nov 02 - Nov 22, 2020 Class I

Register on the internet at www.suncoastlearning.com/courses/ar/ar.html

Contact ARWA at 501-676-2255

Course Type
Membrane Treatment of Wastewater
Basic Wastewater
Water Utility Safety
Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Collection
Valve & Hydrant Maintenance
Primary Sludge Fermentation
Operator Handbook
Math Basics
Dissolved Air Flotation
Advanced Math
Practical Personnel Management
Basic Environmental Chemistry
Corrosion Control Treatment Optimization
Applied Confined Space Safety
Basic Board and Council Training
Chemical Feed Systems & Pump Calibrations
Chlorinator Systems & Chemical Handling
Pump & Motor Maintenance

Registration for Training and Testing are completely separate.

TRAINING:

To register for training courses contact the appropriate training provider and pay registration fees if needed.

TESTING:

To take a test for a WWL operation license fill out the license application form and pay licensing fee directly to DEQ. DO include payment for exam fees with your application, or make arrangements to pay online by contacting Wastewater Licensing at wwl@adeq.state.ar.us.

Testing applications and fee payments must reach DEQ five (5) business days prior to test date.

*Class IV testing applications and fee payments must reach DEQ four (4) weeks prior to test date.

Month Course Type Dates Training Provider
March Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs. March 26, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Mar 30 - Apr 02, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
April Chlorine Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Apr 07 - Apr 07, 2020

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
April Basic Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Apr 08 - Apr 08, 2020

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
April Advanced Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Apr 09 - Apr 09, 2020

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
April Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed. Apr. 8, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2020

Apr 15, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Hot Springs
April WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., April 7, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Apr 14
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
April WWL Renewal Training

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., April 10, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Apr 15 - Apr 16, 2020

Apr 16, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Warren
April Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Apr. 14, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Apr 20 - Apr 21, 2020

Apr 21, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Blytheville
April Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., April 15, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Apr 20 - Apr 23, 2020

Apr 23, 2020
Bono Community Center
ARWA
100 Woodland Trail
Bono
April AWW&WEA Conference
 
Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2020

Hot Springs Convention Center
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
May Class IV Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
APPLY for TEST
May 04 - May 07, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Springdale
May Wastewater Operator Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

May 04 - May 04, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
May Trenching Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

May 05 - May 05, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
May Adv. Wastewater Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

May 07 - May 07, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Little Rock
May Wastewater Microbiology Class

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

May 12 - May 13, 2020

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
May WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., May 5, 2020
APPLY for TEST
May 12
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
May Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., May 14, 2020
APPLY for TEST
May 18 - May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Jonesboro
June Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., May 28, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jun 02 - Jun 04, 2020

Jun 04, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Russellville
June Wastewater Microbiology Class
 
Jun 03 - Jun 04, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Lonoke
June WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., May 6, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jun 03
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
June Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., June 6, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2020

Jun 12, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Lonoke
June Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., June 3, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jun 09 - Jun 10, 2020

Jun 10, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Rogers
June Water/Wastewater Management

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jun 09 - Jun 09, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
June WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., June 2, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jun 09
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
June Biological Nutrient Removal

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jun 15 - Jun 15, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fort Smith
June Basic Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jun 16 - Jun 16, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
June Traffic Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jun 16 - Jun 16, 2020

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
June Adv. Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jun 17 - Jun 17, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
June Chlorine Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jun 18 - Jun 18, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
June Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., June 18, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jun 22 - Jun 25, 2020

Jun 25, 2020
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
June Adv. Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., June 18, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jun 25 - Jun 25, 2020

Jun 25, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fort Smith
July WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., July 7, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jul 14
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
July Class IV Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2020

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
July Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., July 16, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Jul 21 - Jul 23, 2020

Jul 23, 2020
Charles R. Newton Emergency Svcs. Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
1 East 7th Street
Mountain Home
July Adv. Wastewater Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Jul 23 - Jul 23, 2020

SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
August Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2020

Aug 13, 2020
Siloam Springs Community Building
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
110 N. Mt Olive Street
Siloam Springs
August Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 6, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Aug 11 - Aug 13, 2020

Aug 13, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Springdale
August WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Aug. 4, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Aug 11
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
August Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 13, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Aug 17 - Aug 20, 2020

Aug 20, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fort Smith
August Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Aug. 21, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2020

Aug 28, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Jonesboro
August ARWA Annual Technical Conference

NO WWL EXAM
There will be NO Class I offered

Aug 31 - Sep 02, 2020

Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
September Adv. Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 27, 2020

Sep 01 - Sep 03, 2022

Sep 03, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Osceola
September Basic Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Sep 01 - Sep 01, 2010

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Springdale
September Adv. Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Sep 02 - Sep 02, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Springdale
September WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Sep 02
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
September Chlorine Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Sep 03 - Sep 03, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Lowell
September WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues, Sept. 1, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Sep 08
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
September Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Sep 15 - Sep 16, 2020

Sep 16, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Russellville
September Basic WW Lab

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Sep 22 - Sep 22, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Springdale
September Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Sept. 17.2020
APPLY for TEST
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2020

Sep 24, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Little Rock
September Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Sept. 17.2020
APPLY for TEST
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2020

Sep 24, 2020
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
September Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Sep 28 - Oct 01, 2020

Oct 01, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Hot Springs
October Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Oct. 2, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Oct 05 - Oct 09, 2020

Oct 09, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
October Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Oct. 8, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Oct 12 - Oct 15, 2020

Oct 15, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Springdale
October WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Oct. 6, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Oct 13
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
October WWL Renewal Training

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Oct. 9, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Oct 14 - Oct 15, 2020

Oct 15, 2020
Sadie T. Johnson Community Ctr
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
707 US-278
Monticello
October Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Nov. 15, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2020

Oct 22, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
November Class IV Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Nov 02 - Nov 05, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
November Adv. Wastewater Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
APPLY for TEST
Nov 05 - Nov 05, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
November Adv. Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Nov. 5, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2020

Nov 12, 2020
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
November WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Nov. 3, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Nov 10
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
November Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Nov. 9, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Nov 16 - Nov 19, 2020

Nov 16, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Hot Springs
November Class II

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only

Nov 16 - Nov 19, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
Hot Springs
December Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Nov. 26, 2020

Dec 01 - Dec 03, 2020

Dec 03, 2020
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Nov. 4, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Dec 02
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
December Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Dec. 4, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Dec 07 - Dec 11, 2020

Dec 11, 2020
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Dec. 1, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Dec 08
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock