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GEORGIA TO PARTICIPATE IN STANDARDIZED TESTING PILOT PROGRAM

Georgia, along with many other states and provinces, will be participating in the pilot test for the May 2017 administration of exams. 

During the pilot test, examinees for the following categories of exams will not receive their scores upon leaving the test site but will receive their scores in mid-July:


(NOTE: Looking for Need-to-Know Criteria for the other exams? In the "Quick Links" tab to the right, click "exam need-to-know criteria" to find the info for Water Laboratory, Wastewater Laboratory, Water Class II, and Wastewater Class II. ) 

Why the delay in receiving scores?  ABC must review data from 100 tests to ensure that the exam score is accurate and to use this data to establish the passing score. Once this has been completed, the scores for the first testers will be released - around mid-July. When that process is complete and the passing score has been established, scores will once again be available promptly after completion of the test. 

Visit ABC's Website, and view Georgia's announcement HERE for more detailed information.


New Need-to-Know (NTK) criteria have been developed and can be reviewed HERE.   


Reminder! License renewal deadline is June 30, 2017. 
Required points for renewal:

  • Class I Operator Water - 24 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Water or for both.
  • Class I Operator Wastewater - 24 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Wastewater or for both.
  • Class II Operator Water - 18 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Water or for both.
  • Class II Operator Wastewater - 18 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for  Wastewater, or for both.
  • Industrial Wastewater Operator - 18 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Wastewater, or for both.
  • Laboratory Analyst Water - 18 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Water or for both.
  • Laboratory Analyst Wastewater - 18 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Wastewater or for both.
  • Class III Operator Water - 12 -At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Water or for both.
  • Class III Operator Wastewater - 12 - At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Wastewater or for both.
  • Water Distribution System Operator - 12 -At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Water or for both.
  • Wastewater Collection System Operator - 12 -At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Wastewater, or for both.
  • Class IV Operator Water - 6 - All of the points must be in coursework approved for Water or for both.
  • Class IV Operator Wastewater -  6 - All of the points must be in coursework approved for Wastewater or for both.

The Georgia State Board of Examiners for the Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts was created by legislation enacted in 1969 for the purpose of protecting the public health, safety, and welfare by establishing minimum qualifications for persons who operate wastewater treatment plants, wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, public water supply systems, or who conduct certain tests of water or wastewater samples in conjunction with the operation of public water system or wastewater treatment plants.

The Board certifies thirteen categories of license. Requirements for all categories include education, training, experience, and passage of a national examination.

The Board is comprised of six members appointed by the governor. Five are active in the profession and one is a member from the public at large. All members are appointed for terms of four years. The Board meets six times per year.






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