Drinking Water Operator


  • Renewal applications are sent out 60 days before your expiration date. If you have lost your renewal application or did not receive one contact us for a new copy.

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 is upgraded quarterly as the Board approves new courses.

Board of Water Supply Treatment and Distribution Operators Certification