New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Wastewater Operator Renewal

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) contracts with New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) to administer the Maine Wastewater Operator Certification Program through the NEIWPCC South Portland/JETCC office. DEP and NEIWPCC work closely to ensure the Program operates efficiently and effectively.

Renewal Policy: Maine certified wastewater operators are due to renew their certificates biennially no later than March 1, as follows:

To maintain Active status, Maine certified wastewater operators must renew their certificate every two years by doing all of the following by their March 1 renewal date:

Procedures to Renew your active Even-Numbered Certificate (Deadline March 1, 2018):
Operators can renew their certificate beginning October 2, 2017. Renewals can be accomplished in the following ways:


If your certification is INACTIVE please contact NEIWPCC-JETCC for further instructions.

Timely renewal of your operator certification is very importantFailure to do so makes the certificate inactive, increases cost of renewal, and may lead to other complications.

Renewals Received after the March 1 Renewal Deadline

Continuing Education

Eligibility of training courses for continuing education credit must be approved by DEP. Training approval requests, must be submitted directly to the NEIWPCC South Portland/JETCC office. Click here for instructions on how to submit training for DEP approval.

Training Summary Report
If you currently hold an Active Maine Wastewater Operator Certificate, you may view a summary of the Training Contact Hours on file for you. The report is updated on the first business day of the month. If you have training you would like to add to your records, fax to (207) 771-9028 or email to

View TCH Summary

If you do not see your Certificate Number listed, please call the NEIWPCC South Portland/JETCC office for the status of your Maine Wastewater Operator Certificate.

Maine DEP manages the Maine Wastewater Operator Certification Program under authority granted in law at MRS 32, Ch. 62, §§4171-4182. Program authority is further established in rule at C.M.R. 06-096 ch. 531, Regulations for Wastewater Operators (2006) (Rule). For more information on this program visit the Maine DEP website. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Judy Bruenjes at DEP at or telephone 207-287-7806.