Certification Requirements

The below information lists the combinations of education, training, and experience required for eligibility to write the examinations for each level of certification. The Board will consider a variation in the requirements on a case-by-case basis on request and with sufficient explanation of special circumstances.

  • Operator In Training
    • 3 months (minimum 500 hours) at Class I or higher facility/system, or completion of 90 hours (9.0 CEUs) in an approved basic Operator training course
  • Multi-Utility Level I
    • 12 months (minimum 1,000 hours) at two or more Class I or higher facilities/ systems, including 500 hours in desired utility
    • Completion of approved training course with minimum 0.6 CEUs (specifically approved for Multi-Utility certification in desired utility)
  • Level I
    • 12 months (1,800 hours) at Class I or higher facility/system
  • Multi-Utility Level II
    • 36 months (minimum 3,000 hours) at two or more Class I or higher facilities/ systems, including 1,500 hours in desired utility
    • Completion of approved training course with minimum 0.6 CEUs
  • Level II
    • 3 years (minimum 5,400 hours) at Class I or higher facility/system
  • Level III
    • 4 years (minimum 7,200 hours) at Class II or higher facility/system
    • 2 years of directly applicable post-secondary education or 90 CEUs
    • 2 years Direct Responsible Charge at Class II or higher facility
  • Level IV
    • 4 years (7,200 hours) at Class III or higher facility
    • 4 years of post-secondary training/ education or 180 CEU’s
    • 2 years Direct Responsible Charge at Class III or higher facility

Note: For all of the above certifications, there is also a high school requirement. Proof of high school will be accepted with a High school diploma, GED, Adult Graduation Diploma, Red Seal Trade or Prior Learning Assessment. We have information on the BC Adult Graduation Program available here. The Yukon also follows the BC Guidelines for the Adult Graduation Program, so click here to find the program information.

Every School District has classes and exam sessions for the Adult Graduation Program. You can search for your local School District for more information below:

  • Small Water System / Small Wastewater System / Bulk Water Delivery
    • 1.2 CEUs
    • 6 months (minimum 50 hours) hands-on experience
    • Note – High School is not a requirement for small systems certification

 

You can also view a quick reference guide for the above by click the below:

Note: if you are not sure where your personal situation fits with the above information, please contact the EOCP office at 604-874-4784 or toll free at 1-866-552-3627, or via email at eocp@eocp.ca.