Approved Wastewater Operator Training Courses and Certification Exam

Wastewater operators are required to take training courses, workshops, or seminars from ADEQ-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
Oct 05 - Oct 25, 2020 Advanced Industrial
Oct 05 - Oct 25, 2020 Class IV
Oct 05 - Oct 25, 2020 Class III
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

TRAINING:

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

Month Course Type Dates Training Provider
October WWL Renewal Training

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Oct 14 - Oct 15, 2020

Sadie T. Johnson Community Ctr
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
707 US-278
Monticello
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
Nov 05 - Nov 05, 2020

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
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

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
September Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020
APPLY for TEST
Sep 28 - Oct 02, 2020

Oct 02, 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 Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 15
APPLY for TEST
Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2020

Oct 22, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
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. 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 19, 2020
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Hot Springs
December Class I

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