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Board of Certification for Wastewater Operators (BOC)
Kent County's wastwater treatment facility

What is a wastewater operator? An individual, who at a given time, through observation, interpretation, or decision, operates a Wastewater Facility or a segment of a system or facility.

Meetings: The BOC generally meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.

Amendments to Regulations for Licensing Operators of Wastewater Facilities

On February 1, 2018, the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control issued Secretary’s Order Number: 2018-W-0006, approving these suggested changes as amendments effective May 11, 2018.  

Continuing Education Training (CET): As a reminder, per Section 8.1.4 of the Regulations for Licensing Operators of Wastewater Facilities: "An applicant for a license renewal shall submit a complete application to the Department, on a standard form provided by the Department, pay the non-refundable application fee, and provide proof that the applicant has in the preceding two years, attended or satisfactorily completed a minimum of twenty (20) hours of approved training, of which: a minimum of ten (10) hours directly related to Wastewater Treatment Facility operations or maintenance, and a maximum of ten (10) hours indirectly related training that are approved by the Board.  Failure to do so shall be grounds for invalidation.  This requirement applies to all Level licenses, including Operator-In-Training Licenses and Temporary Licenses." Additionally, per Section 8.4.2 "Duplication of directly related courses in consecutive renewal periods will be denied.

Upcoming Training

Next Scheduled Exam: January 11, 2019
Registrations forms and payment are due by: December 28, 2018

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For more information about Wastewater Operator Licensing, please call 302-739-9946.

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