How to Become a Certified Operator

Wondering what you need to get started?

Along with your desire to be part of a sustainable and rewarding career that delivers essential services through the provision of safe drinking water and stewardship for the environment, you must possess the following:

  1.  High School Diploma or GED
  2.  Mandatory Entry Level Training – AWWOA provides two options:
  3. One year of work experience in a Level I or higher Provincially recognized facility

Once you have the three items above, you can apply to write your Provincial certification exam with Alberta Environment and Parks.

Note: You can still apply for positions requiring certification as employers may hire an operator in the process of acquiring the three items above.

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