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 – November 30, December 7, or December 14

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North Dakota DEQ OPCERT System Operator Training Sign-up

Please complete this form to sign-up for the new OPCERT System Operator training. Once you have completed the form we will send you information how to join the virtual training.


Dates of 2022 Examination Sessions

Applicaton for water and/or wastewater operator certification examination

Exam Fee and Pandemic Instructions

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

January 25, 2022 - Session is full
February 22, 2022 - Session is full
March 29, 2022 - Session is full
April 26, 2022 - Session is full
August 30, 2022 - Session is full
September 27, 2022 - Session is full
October 25, 2022 - Session is full
November 29, 2022 - Session is full
December 20, 2022 - Session is full

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