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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 160. Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Chapter 30. Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators Licensing Regulations
1/21/2020

18VAC160-30-110. Qualifications for Examination Approval.

A. An applicant for licensure as a waterworks or wastewater works operator shall furnish acceptable documentation that one of the following qualifications has been met.

TABLE 1
Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operator Experience and Education

Classes

Education Required

Current License

Minimum Experience

Facility Type

Experience with Substitutions

Class 6
(Waterworks Operator Only)

High school diploma or GED

N/A

Six months

Class 6 or higher facility

N/A

No high school diploma or GED

N/A

One year

Class 6 or higher facility

N/A

Class 5
(Waterworks Operator Only)

High school diploma or GED

N/A

Six months

Class 5 or higher facility

N/A

No high school diploma or GED

N/A

One year

Class 5 or higher facility

N/A

Class 4

High school diploma or GED

N/A

Six months

Class 4 or higher facility

N/A

No high school diploma or GED

N/A

One year

Class 4 or higher facility

N/A

Class 3

Bachelor's or master's degree

N/A

Six months

Class 4 or higher facility

N/A

Associate's degree

N/A

Nine months

Class 4 or higher facility

Six months

High school diploma or GED

N/A

One year

Class 4 or higher facility

Six months

No high school diploma or GED

Class 4 license

Three years

Class 3 or higher facility

One and one-half years

Class 2

Bachelor's or master's degree

N/A

One year

Class 3 or higher facility

Six months

Associate's degree

N/A

18 months

Class 3 or higher facility

Nine months

High school diploma or GED

N/A

Two years

Class 3 or higher facility

One year

No High school diploma or GED

Class 3 license

Five years

Class 2 or higher facility

Three and one-half years

Class 1

Bachelor's or master's degree

Class 2 license

Two years

Class 2 or higher facility

One year

Associate's degree

Class 2 license

Three years

Class 2 or higher facility

One and one-half years

High school diploma or GED

Class 2 license

Four years

Class 2 or higher facility

Two years

No high school diploma or GED

Class 2 license

Nine years

Class 2 or higher facility

Four and one-half years

Where applicable, the current license held, minimum experience, and the facility type must coincide with the category of license for which the application is being submitted.

B. The direct supervisor shall certify the experience on the application form as accurate and relevant to the classification and category of license for which is being submitted. In the event that a licensed operator is not available to certify the experience of the applicant, the experience may be certified by a representative of the facility owner with first-hand knowledge of the applicant's experience.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2301 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

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