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    Water Operator Certification


    Part 5, Subpart 5-4 Classification and Certification of Community and Nontransient Noncommunity Water System Operators


    NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) - Operator Certification Program


    NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) - List of New York State Certified Water Operators



    Approved Water Operator Training Courses:




    Correspondence or Web-based



    NYSDOH Drinking Water Operator Certification - eLicensing Application Process:


    General Information

    1.  Create a NY.gov Account. 

    2.  Log into the NYSDOH eLicensing Portal to fill out and submit an application. (Please use one of the following web browsers:  Internet Explorer or Firefox.)



    NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Operator Certification Forms:


    Application for Certification (Water Treatment Plant or Distribution System Operator - DOH-354 (PDF)


    On-Site Assessment of Water Treatment Plant/Distribution System Operator - Form DOH-4302 (PDF)


    Designation of Water Operator in Responsible Charge - Form DOH-4204 (PDF)


    Application for Renewal of Certification - Form DOH-352 (PDF)

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