The Examination Request for Wastewater Operator Certification form is used for indicating the date and location of the certification examination you wish to take. To insure proper processing, it is important that all of the requested information on the form is correctly completed.

If you are a first time applicant or wish to apply for a higher level, you should submit either the Municipal Application or the Industrial ApplicationPrint the desired form, then complete and submit it.

To allow sufficient time for review and processing, applications should be submitted so that they are received by the Operator Certification Unit at least 30 days prior to the desired examination date. 

Note: Space constraints limit the number of persons we can schedule at each examination location. Thus, the earlier you apply, the better chance you have to be scheduled for your choice of examination location and date.

Additional examination locations and/or dates may be offered at the discretion of the Operator Certification Unit.

Exam Locations and Dates

​Des Plaines

Exams are at 9:00 a.m.

9511 Harrison St
(State Police Headquarters)
LGI Room
Des Plaines, IL

Phone: 847-294-4000

​ERTC at SIU-E

Exams are at 9:00 a.m.

SIU-E - ERTC Auditorium
5618 New Poag Rd
Edwardsville, IL

Phone: 618-780-3239
(Rick Lallish, ERTC)


​Springfield

Exams are at 1:00 p.m.

Illinois EPA
Sangamo Conference Room
1021 N Grand Ave East
Springfield, IL

Phone: 217-782-9720


​ERTC Short School

Exams are at 10:00 a.m.

2019

  • Nov 5
  • Dec 3

2020

  • Jan 7
  • Feb 4
  • Mar 3
  • Apr 7
  • May 5
  • Jun 2
  • Jul 7
  • Aug 4
  • Sep 1
  • Oct 6
  • Nov 10
  • Dec 1

2019

  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2

2020

  • Jan 6
  • Feb 3
  • Mar 2
  • Apr 6
  • May 4
  • May 22 (Short School at Edwardsville)
  • Jun 1
  • Jul 24 (Grad Day & Exam)
  • Aug 3
  • Sep 7
  • Sep 25 (Short School at Rockford) (tentative)
  • Oct 5
  • Nov 2
  • Dec 7

2019

  • Nov 5
  • Dec 3

2020

  • Jan 7
  • Feb 4
  • Mar 3
  • Mar 25 (Watercon at the Crown Plaza)
  • Apr 7
  • Apr 22 (IWPC at the Crown Plaza, 9:00 AM)
  • May 5
  • Jun 2
  • Jul 7
  • Aug 4
  • Sep 1
  • Oct 6
  • Nov 4
  • Dec 1

At Edwardsville

2020

  • May 22


At Rockford

2020

  • Sep 25 (tentative)

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