Drinking Water Operator

How to get licensed

The daily operations of all community and non-transient non-community public water systems are required to be under the supervision of an individual who has obtained the appropriate certification from the Rhode Island Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities.

Drinking Water Operator Certification Exam Schedule

Examinations are held at least three times per year at a time and place designated by the Board.

Continuing Education/Training

Approved training courses

Rhode Island certified drinking water operators are required to meet a certain amount of Board-approved training credits based on license grade every renewal period. The list of approved training courses is upgraded quarterly as the Board approves new courses. list

The Rhode Island Department of Health does not endorse or promote any individual business.

How to get Board-Approved as a Training Provider
All course providers who wish to provide Drinking Water related courses for continuing education purposes must review the approval process and complete and submit the DWQ Training Course Approval Application. Applications will be reviewed quarterly Board meetings.

Board of Water Supply Treatment and Distribution Operators Certification