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Certification and Training Program



WV Operator Licenses Temporarily Extended


During the COVID-19 pandemic, events have been canceled where the majority of Certified Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers, Wastewater Plant Operators and Drinking Water Plant Operators acquire their Continuing Education Hours (CEH's) required for license renewal. To provide additional time for the operators to acquire the required CEH's, the Office of Environmental Health Services, Certification and Training Program will be extending all operator licenses until July 2021. The need for any additional extensions will be determined once the ramifications of the COVID-19 virus are known. There is no need for individual operators to request extensions.

The WV Office of Environmental Health Services will also allow out of state operators to work in a WV water or wastewater plant. To be sure that the operators are working in appropriate level plants, interested operators should contact the Certification and Training Program to determine their WV operator classification based on their education and experience.

Certification and Training Program Contacts:
Wastewater: Becky.S.Payne@wv.gov or (304) 356-4334
Drinking Water: Patrick.L.Marchio@wv.gov or (304) 356-4266

 

 

The Certification and Training (C&T) Program is based on administration of the following legislative rules as part of the state drinking water program:

         64CSR04 Public Water Systems Operators

         64CSR05 Wastewater Systems and Operators

         64CSR19 Water Well Regulations

         64CSR25 Certification Of Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers

         47CSR59 Monitoring Well Rules

Certification is the minimum standard for professionals working directly with drinking water resources. Please use the West Virginia Secretary of State (WVSOS) website as the official source of the state regulations governing these professions at: Apps.sos.wv.gov

Please also ensure C&T has your current mailing address and contact information so you do not miss out on any important certification correspondence.

Please direct monitoring well driller certification questions to Rick Shaver at Richard.K.Shaver@wv.gov or (304) 356-4296 or the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at (304) 926-0440.

To find schedules of upcoming training courses, we recommend you check directly with:

         WV Rural Water Association www.wvrwa.org 1-800-339-4513

         WV Environmental Training Center www.resa5.k12.wv.us 304-372-7878

         WV Rural Community Assistance Program www.wvcommunityactionpartnership.org/rcap.html 304-542-3122

         Sacramento State Office of Water Programs www.owp.csus.edu 916-278-6142

         WV Section - American Water Works Association wvawwa.org

         Environmental Finance Center Network www.efcnetwork.org/upcoming-events/

         WV Water Well Driller Association 304-636-6025

Please direct any other questions or concerns to Becky Payne at Becky.S.Payne@wv.gov or (304) 356-4337.


Last updated April 26, 2018.