Exam Preparation

If this is your first time applying for an exam, please check the following guide for applying for an EOCP exam.

That Four-Letter Word: EXAM! – Part One

That Four-Letter Word: EXAM! – Part Two

That Four-Letter Word: EXAM! – Part Three

To prepare for Levels I to IV exam, you can:

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Other important documents provided at all exam sessions:

NOTE: The documents on this page are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer > a FREE download is available here from Adobe.

To prepare for Small Systems exam, you can:

For Small Systems, check out the options below to learn how to navigate and try sample questions:

And the following are links to sample exams:

Small Water Systems

Small Wastewater Systems

Bulk Water Delivery


Study the Need-to-Know Criteria for your appropriate discipline:

Small Water Systems

Small Wastewater Systems

Bulk Water Delivery

Building Water Systems


As of 1 January 2018, there is only one exam and certification for Operator-in-Training (encompassing Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, and Wastewater Treatment).

Photo Identification Required to Write Exams

Please ensure you bring valid government issued photo identification with you to your exam. The invigilator will be checking I.D. before your exam can be given to you.

Valid government issued photo I.D.’s are:

  • Valid drivers licence
  • BC Services card
  • Passport

Late Arrivals, Rescheduling and Cancellations

If you arrive within 30 minutes of the exam start time and have a valid reason for being late, you have the option to write the exam. You will only have the remaining time allotted for the exam session to complete your exam. For example, if you are writing a 3-hour exam and arrive 30 minutes late, you will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete your exam.

If you feel you cannot complete your exam in the reduced time, you have the option to reschedule. If you choose to reschedule, a reschedule fee will be charged.

If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the exam start time, you do not have the option to write the exam and will have to reschedule.

Please contact the EOCP office for rescheduling or cancellation requests. A fee will be applied to those requests made less than 8 days prior to your scheduled exam date.