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Georgia Participates in WW Test Pilot Program

The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) has spent the last two years completely revamping its standardized certification exams for Water, Wastewater, Collection, and Distribution. The last step in the process is pilot testing these new exams. 

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: Water Treatment Class III, Water Treatment Class I, Wastewater Treatment Class III, Wastewater Treatment Class I, Collection, and Distribution. The scores will be mailed to the examinees after the exams and exam questions have been psychometrically evaluated, which should take 4 – 6 weeks. 

New Need-to-Know (NTK) criteria have been developed, and the exams are based on these new NTK documents. The new NTK documents are posted on the Board’s website

ABC names their exam levels differently from Georgia. The ABC Water and Wastewater Class II exams are used for the GA Water and Wastewater Class III tests; the ABC Water and Wastewater Class IV exams are used for the GA Water and Wastewater Class I tests; and the ABC Collection and Distribution Class I exams are used for the GA Collection and Distribution tests. 


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