The first step in the certification process is the written
examination. A person wishing to apply for examination must submit a complete
application to the Department, together with the appropriate fees required by
The applicant must have a high school diploma from a school accredited by a
nationally recognized accrediting agency or must have successfully passed the
Tests of General Educational Development (GED) developed by the American
Council on Education's GED Testing Service.
(1) Examinations shall reflect the minimum
knowledge and skills required to competently operate the various
classifications of water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water
distribution systems, and public wastewater collection systems.
(2) The Department shall hold at least one
examination each year for the purpose of examining candidates for
certification, at a time and place designated by the Department. The Department
reserves the right to limit the number of examinees for each scheduled exam
based on space limitations. The examinees will be scheduled on a first-come
(3) The minimum
passing grade shall be seventy percent. Each applicant shall be notified in
writing of the results of his examination. All examinations shall remain the
property of the Department.
Upon passing the examination, the operator intern must obtain the necessary
working experience as detailed in
in order to become certified. If the necessary working experience is not
obtained within five years of passing the examination, the operator intern must
(5) The application and
fees for examination must be received by the Department no later than 30 days
prior to the scheduled examination.
(6) The Director may deny an application for
cause, including violations of this Chapter.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
September 18, 1986.
Amended: Filed May 25, 1994; effective July 1, 1994. Amended: Filed May 2,
2000; effective June 6, 2000. Amended: Filed December 19, 2002; effective
January 23, 2003. Amended: Filed October 21, 2004; effective November 25, 2004.
Amended: Filed February 27, 2007; effective April 3,
Examinations, was renumbered to 335-10-1-.07, Examinations, as per
certification filed October 21, 2004; effective November 25,
Author: Aubrey White
Code of Ala.