New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Wastewater Operator Renewal

In January 2006, the Maine DEP transferred all of the administrative duties for Maine's Wastewater Operator Certification program to NEIWPCC, administered through the NEIWPCC South Portland/JETCC office. These duties include coordinating certificate renewal, record keeping, and processing applications for Maine's Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator exams.

Maine’s certified wastewater treatment plant operators are required to obtain 18 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Eligibility of training courses for continuing education credit must be approved by Maine DEP. To receive training approval, proof of training and participation in training courses should be submitted directly to the NEIWPCC South Portland/JETCC office.

Maine certified wastewater operators are due to renew their certificates biennially no later than March 1. Renewal years are based on assigned operator certificate numbers. Operators with even numbers are due to renew in even years; odd numbers are due to renew in odd years.

Wastewater treatment plant operator certification in Maine is attained after passing a state exam using a computer-based test. A paper exam option is available in Presque Isle only and is offered each May and November. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection oversees Maine’s Wastewater Operation Certification Program.

Training Contact Hour (TCH) 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. This report is updated on the first business day of the month, so please feel free to contact the NEIWPCC South Portland/JETCC office for up-to-date training records.

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.

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For more information on this program visit the Maine DEP website.