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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 16, 2017 (all locations, except Reno) — Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2017 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before April 17th. Certificates will be mailed on or before May 1st.
  • March 17, 2017 (Reno - NvRWA conference) — Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2017 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before April 17th. Certificates will be mailed on or before May 1st.
  • June 22, 2017 — Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before July 21st. Certificates will be mailed on or before August 4th.
  • September 21, 2017 —Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2017 in our Carson City office. Test results will be mailed by the AWWA on or before October 20th. Certificates will be mailed on or before November 3rd.

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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