Wastewater Training Course Schedule and Exam Opportunities

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.

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


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
July Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., July 7, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Jul 12 - Jul 14, 2022

Jul 14, 2022
Arkadelphia Recreation Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Arkadelphia
July WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., July 5, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Jul 12
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
July Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., July 14, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Jul 18 - Jul 21, 2022

Jul 21, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Jonesboro
July Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., July 14, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Jul 19 - Jul 21, 2022

Jul 21, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Springdale
July Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., July, 21, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2022

Jul 28, 2022
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
August WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., August 2, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Aug 09
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
August Class IV Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2022

REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
August Adv. Industrial
FEE for course: $250/Pay to AETA
WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 11, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Aug 16 - Aug 18, 2022

Aug 18, 2022
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
August Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 25, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Aug 22 - Aug 25, 2022

Aug 25, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Monticello
August Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Aug. 19, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2022

Aug 26, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
September Basic Industrial
FEE for course: $150/Pay to AETA
WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Aug. 31, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Sep 06 - Sep 07, 2022

Sep 07, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
September WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Aug. 17, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Sep 07
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
September ARWA Annual Technical Conference
 
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2022

Hot Springs Convention Center
REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE AT ARWA
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
September Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Sept. 8, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Sep 12 - Sep 15, 2022

Sep 15, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Springdale
September WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Sept. 6, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Sep 13
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
September Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri.,Sept. 16, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2022

Sep 23, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
October Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 6, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Oct 11 - Oct 13, 2022

Oct 13, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Centerton
October Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Oct. 6, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Oct 11 - Oct 13, 2022

Oct 13, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Maumelle
October WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Oct. 4, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Oct 11
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
October Class I

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., 10/28/2022
Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2022

Oct 27, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
October Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 20, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2022

Oct 27, 2022
ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
October Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Oct. 28, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2022

Nov 04, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Springdale
October Class IV

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., 10/28/2022
Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2022

Nov 04, 2022
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
November Class IV

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., 11/27/2022
APPLY for TEST
Nov 07 - Nov 10, 2022

Nov 10, 2022
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
November WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Nov. 1, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Nov 08
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
December Basic Industrial
FEE for course: $150/Pay to AETA
WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Tues., Nov. 30, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Dec 06 - Dec 07, 2022

Dec 07, 2022
SAU Tech
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
6415 Spellman Rd.
Camden
AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
December WWL EXAM ONLY

WWL CLASS IV EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Nov. 16, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Dec 07
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock
December Class III

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Fri., Dec. 9, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Dec 12 - Dec 16, 2022

Dec 16, 2022
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. 6, 2022
APPLY for TEST
Dec 13
8:30 am or 1 pm
ADEQ Headquarters
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock

TRAINING:

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

Month Course Type Dates Training Provider
July Basic Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Jul 19 REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Centerton
July AR Department of Health Compliance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Jul 20 REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Centerton
July Applied Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Jul 21 REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Centerton
August Basic Industrial

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Wed., Aug. 3, 2022
Aug 09 - Aug 10, 2022

Aug 10, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Rogers
August Class II

WWL EXAM
Application/Fee Due: Thurs., Aug. 11, 2022
Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2022

Aug 18, 2022
REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Jacksonville
August Class IV Review

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2022

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

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 18 REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Fayetteville
August Basic Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 23 REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Bono
August AR Department of Health Compliance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 24 REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Bono
August Basic Pumps Operation & Maintenance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 24 REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Lowell
August Applied Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 25 REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
Bono
August Chlorine Safety

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Aug 25 REGISTER for CLASS (AETA)
870-574-4550/870-574-4589
Lowell
September ARWA Annual Technical Conference
 
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2022

Hot Springs Convention Center
REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE AT ARWA
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs
November Basic Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Nov 08 ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
November AR Department of Health Compliance

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Nov 09 ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke
November Applied Water Math

NO WWL EXAM
Training Course Only
Nov 10 ARWA Dale Bumpers Training Center
REGISTER for CLASS (ARWA)
240 Dee Dee Lane
Lonoke

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

Contact Kassondra Ivie at 870-574-4550 or Laurel Williams at 870-574-4589

Dates Course Type Fee
Jul 11 - Jul 31, 2022 Class I $125
Jul 11 - Jul 31, 2022 Class II $150
Jul 11 - Jul 31, 2022 Basic Industrial $165
Aug 07 - Aug 28, 2022 Adv. Industrial $280
Aug 07 - Aug 28, 2022 Class IV $180
Aug 07 - Aug 28, 2022 Class III $175
Sep 05 - Sep 25, 2022 Class I $125
Sep 05 - Sep 25, 2022 Basic Industrial $165
Sep 05 - Sep 25, 2022 Class II $150
Oct 03 - Oct 30, 2022 Advanced Industrial $280
Oct 03 - Oct 30, 2022 Class III $175
Oct 03 - Oct 30, 2022 Class IV $180
Nov 07 - Nov 27, 2022 Class II $150
Nov 07 - Nov 27, 2022 Advanced Industrial $280
Nov 07 - Nov 27, 2022 Basic Industrial $165
Nov 07 - Nov 27, 2022 Class I $125

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

Contact ARWA at 501-676-2255

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

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.