Operator Certification & Training
Operator Certification (OpCert)

All PWS operators on the Navajo Nation are required to become state certified
to the appropriate level as established by the Navajo PWSSP. The PWSSP will
recognize state certificates until the Navajo Nation has fully developed and
implemented it's own operator certification program

  • The certifications are valid for the same period as with the certifying
    state.

  • Operators are required to submit a copy of their certification along with
    an application form and fee to register with the Navajo PWSSP.

  • Operator certifications received from the States of New Mexico, Arizona
    and Utah acceptable to the Navajo PWSSP.

If you need more information, please contact Valerie Tannie at (928) 871-7757
or email
Valerie
Operator Training & Workshops

All Navajo Nation Water Operators are encouraged to attend these workshops. Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) from either
a training or workshop to maintain your operator certification. NOTE: Navajo PWSSP does not reimburse trainees/attendees for their travel
(i.e., meals, mileage, lodging, etc). The trainee/attendee is responsible for their own travel expenses. For all free workshops and training
classes, please contact Valerie Tannie at (928) 871-7757 or fax your training registration forms to (928) 871-7818.
Educational Studies in Water Technologies

Working in the water technology involves monitoring quality of water resources and
maintaining local, state and federal requirements for safety purposes.

Our program has found educational water operator training at some colleges and
universities. These classroom or online sessions are available to operators who are willing
to further to educate themselves and to enhance water resources, protecting public health,
and coordinating job readiness. A successful career in this profession requires technician
and/or operators to have:

  • A high level of math and science proficiency
  • Thorough knowledge of water quality standards
  • Knowledge of plant operations and maintenance procedures
Below are a list of college/universities and government office that accredit towards higher learning to a degree program and/or of a
certificate in that particular field. Check out the links!
Gateway Community College
Water Technology
Maricopa, AZ
Utah Valley University
Environmental Science & Management, B.S.
Orem, UT
Red Rocks Community College
Water Quality Management Technology
Lakewood, CO
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Water & Wastewater Operation Certification
Helena, MT
Bismark State College
Water & Wastewater Technology
Bismark, ND
California State University Sacramento
Office of the Programs
Sacramento, CA
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute - W/WW
College Station, TX
**All registration form are required for all training**
**NEW** Water Distribution & Water
Treatment ABC Exam
DATE
Exam Site
TIME
March 19, 2020
PWSSP Office Conference Room, Window Rock, AZ
8:30 am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Closing Date: 03-06-20 PAYMENT REQUIRED at the time of the exam...No Exceptions!!  NO Show
for Pre-Ordered Exam Books will be invoiced $60. Upper Exam Levels will be ordered with prior certification is on file.
**NEW** AWWA Exam Prep App

The new AWWA Exam Prep App allows you to take certification preparation with you wherever studying is most
convenient.
  • See detailed answer explanations
  • Track your performance
  • Create mock exams

Download the free app with sample questions through the
Apple or Android Play Store. Additional question sets
are only $19 each!

Study anywhere, anytime with 2,000+ practice questions and answers. Study on your phone, tablet, or desktop.
When you login you will see where you left off.
**NEW** Wastewater Collection, Treatment
and Small Wastewater System ABC Exam
DATE
Exam Site
TIME
March 19, 2020
PWSSP Office Conference Room, Window Rock, AZ
1:00 pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Closing Date: 03-06-20 PAYMENT REQUIRED at the time of the exam...No Exceptions!!  NO Show
for Pre-Ordered Exam Books will be invoiced $60. Upper Exam Levels will be ordered with prior certification is on file.
**NEW** Public Water Systems &
Wastewater Operator Workshop
DATE
Workshop Site
TIME
Mar 18, 2020
TBD-BIA Conference Room, Shiprock, NM
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
April 23, 2020
PWSSP Office Conference Room, Window Rock, AZ
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Aug 05, 2020
NTUA Conference Room, Chinle, AZ
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Aug 27, 2020
TBD-BIA Conference Room, Tuba City, AZ
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Sept 16, 2020
PWSSP Office Conference Room, Window Rock, AZ
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Registration form is required for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) issuance.
Please check this webpage for changes, updates and cancellations. Lunch On Your Own.