North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality - Trainings and Exams

Objective: These classes will fulfill the continuing education credit (CEC) requirement for certified operators. Attendees will receive 12 CECs for each session attended. Roll will be taken during the sessions to verify attendance. Expect to hear presentations regarding regulations and how to avoid mistakes that can lead to non-compliance for your facility. This will include general operation and maintenance topics. The courses, however, are not geared specifically to prepare operators for certification exams.

NEW Operator Certification Portal Training Dates and Links:

System and System Managers Training Video

Training video

Water/Wastewater Operators Training Video

Training video

Operator Certification Portal


2024 Spring Training Registration



Dates of 2024 Examination Sessions

Exam Fee and Pandemic Instructions

Continuing Education Credits (CECs) Recognized or Approved for Water and Wastewater Operator Certification / Application Form

November 28, 2023
December 19, 2023
January 30, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 23, 2024
May 21, 2024 at the High Plains Community Center in Killdeer- 10:00 am start
August 27, 2024
September 17, 2024 at the Chieftain in Carrington(No outside food or drink) – 10:00 am start
October 29, 2024
November 26, 2024
December 17, 2024

Operator Training Study Guides


Math Videos

Basic Math for Water Operators - NDDEQ/Bismarck State College

Advanced Math for Water Operators - NDDEQ/Bismarck State College

Basic math practice problems (pdf)

Basic math practice problems - answers (pdf)

Advanced math problems (pdf)

Advanced math problems - answers (pdf)

Conversion problems (pdf)

Conversion problems - answers (pdf)


2021 BSC/NRWA Operator Apprentice Program Courses



Environmental Training Center
2639 East Main Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58504

H: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
P: 701-328-6628
F: 701-328-6206