Drinking Water Operator Certification: General Information - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Water Operator Certification and Training

A mandatory certification program for water supply system operators was established by Minnesota Statutes in 1971, and is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health, Drinking Water Protection Section.

In order to be certified the operator must demonstrate the skill, knowledge, experience, and education necessary to operate a system successfully.

There are currently over 3,000 certified water operators in Minnesota who work to protect public health by providing safe, reliable drinking water.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • The most-asked questions - from who needs to be certified to regulations that cover certification - can be found here.
  • Information for Trainers

  • Individuals and organizations looking to provide training can learn about the criteria for approval of courses and find an application to get training approved.
  • Training Schedule

  • Dates and resources for training and certification of water operators.
  • Exam Information

  • Those looking to take an exam can find links to a training schedule and exam application as well as how to get a study guide.
  • Advisory Council

  • The Water Supply Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Advisory Council members as well as meeting dates and locations. Minutes and agendas are also available upon request.
  • Laws and Rules

  • Rules and regulations from the state of Minnesota and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as a link to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
Updated Monday, 04-Apr-2022 15:22:48 CDT