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Renewal Information

Water Distribution System Operator & Wastewater Collection System Operator Renewal

To renew your GA Water Distribution System Operator License or your Wastewater Collection System Operator License, you must take the appropriate course work and apply for your renewal. To renew either of these two licenses, please review the steps below.


To renew your Collection Systems or Distribution Systems Licence, please follow these two steps.


Take Appropriate Course Work

To renew your certification, you must earn a certain number of points. The number of points necessary is dependent on your certification type and level. Points are earned through approved coursework. Due to new rules set forth by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts, a certain percentage of points must be in approved areas of coursework.

Water Distribution System Operator

LicenseRequired PointsApproved Coursework
Water Distribution System Operator12At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Water or for both Water and Wastewater

Wastewater Collection System Operator

LicenseRequired PointsApproved Coursework
Wastewater Collection System Operator12At least 50% of the points must be in coursework approved for Wastewater or for both Water and Wastewater

Renewal Calculator

If you have questions about the coursework required for your certification, select the certification(s) you are interested in, and our renewal calculator will give you detailed information about the number of points and courses you will need.

Class I Wastewater Treatment
Class II Wastewater Treatment
Class III Wastewater Treatment
Class IV Wastewater Treatment
Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Laboratory Analyst
Collection Systems Operator
Class I Drinking Water Treatment
Class II Drinking Water Treatment
Class III Drinking Water Treatment
Class IV Drinking Water Treatment
Drinking Water Laboratory Analyst
Distribution Systems Operator


Apply for your Renewal

Once the correct number of points have been obtained, renewal candidates must apply for their renewal through the Board of Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators & Laboratory Analysts http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/54. The option to renew will be available several months before the renewal deadline.

To learn more, please visit their website.