To renew your Drinking Water Operator, Wastewater Operator, Water Distribution System Operator, Wastewater Collection System Operator, Drinking Water Laboratory Analyst, or Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification, you must earn a certain number of points and then apply for your renewal. All of these certifications expire on June 30th of every odd year.
Backflow Technologist and Maintenance Technologist Certifications have different expiration schedules. To learn more about their unique requirements, please visit the Backflow Technologist Renewal and Maintenance Technologist Renewal pages.
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, some licenses require a certain percentage of points must be in approved areas of coursework. To determine exactly how many points you need (even if you are dual-licensed), please use our renewal calculator below.
To learn more about these rule changes, or to review the Board Rules, visit the Board of Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators information page.
All of the courses at GWWI have been approved by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for the Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts for some amount of certification renewal points. GWWI also has courses available to renew GAWP Backflow Tester and GAWP Maintenance Technologist certifications.
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.
Applying for 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. The option to renew will be available several months before the renewal deadline. To learn more, please visit their website.