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Water Certification Exam Dates


All exams will be proctored on the date listed.

Applications are due as required below. Please send the original current form and fees to BSDW's Operator Certification Program and keep a copy of the application and attachments for future reference. Examinees will be contacted by a proctor with testing schedule details and logistics.

  • March 15, 2018 (all locations, except Reno and Lyon County) — Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2018 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before April 13, 2018. Certificates will be mailed on or before April 27, 2018. *NOTE - There will not be a Lyon County test in March, those interested in testing may choose Fallon or Hawthorne on Thursday (3/15) or Reno on Friday (3/16)
  • March 16, 2018 (Reno - NvRWA conference) — Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2018 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before April 13, 2018. Certificates will be mailed on or before April 27, 2018.
  • June 21, 2018 — Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before July 20, 2018. Certificates will be mailed on or before July 27, 2018.
  • September 13, 2018 (Tentative) —Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2018 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before October 19, 2018. Certificates will be mailed on or before November 2, 2018.

Make sure to follow all instructions on the form and ensure your application is complete, also include all necessary attachments. We encourge operators to submit applications early in case we need more information before the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact us before you apply. Completed applications and fees must be received at the NDEP's Carson City office by 5:00 pm on the application deadline date to be considered for the exam.

Application review fees may be paid by using E-Pay. Please follow instructions on the application, not the website. You will receive a confirmation email. Please scan it with your application prior to sending, and send all pages as one document, if possible.

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