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

  • 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
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**
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December 12-13, 2018
CLICK HERE for info and registration.
8:30 am — 4:00 pm
Join the BioLynceus Team for a fun day of training at  Cortez, CO. CRWA will be on-site as well as Rick Allen of BioLynceus and other
State Association Staff.

Day 1 - we will focus on wastewater operations, maintenance, biological nutrient removal, improving water clarity in wastewater, and
system issues.

Day 2 - we will focus on safety and collections. Discussed topics will include mitigating contaminants, FOG, flushables, how to keep
yourself and others safe in the field, and H2S safety.

Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.
There are limited seats for each day - Register Today to guarantee your spot!