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.

You can find a quick reference guide for all of our certifications below:

  • 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 at a facility or system that serves less than 10,000 people
    • 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 at a facility or system that serves less than 10,000 people
    • 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 CEUs
    • 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. Yukon students must also meet the British Columbia requirements in order to graduate.

 

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 guide to applying for the above exams in the EOCP CRM by clicking here.

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.