Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-10-1-.07 - Examinations

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 Rule 335-1-1-.06. 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 first-serve basis.
(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.
(4) Upon passing the examination, the operator intern must obtain the necessary working experience as detailed in 335-10-1-.08 in order to become certified. If the necessary working experience is not obtained within five years of passing the examination, the operator intern must retest.
(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. 335-10-1-.07
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, 2007.

Rule 335-10-1-.08, Examinations, was renumbered to 335-10-1-.07, Examinations, as per certification filed October 21, 2004; effective November 25, 2004.

Author: Aubrey White

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 22-22A-5, 22-22A-6, 22-22A-8, 22-25-11, 22-25-13.

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