A program for the certification of water and wastewater treatment system and facility operators has existed in British Columbia since 1966. The program is incorporated as a non-reporting society pursuant to the Society Act.
The purposes of the Society are to:
– Promote and increase by all lawful means the knowledge, skill and proficiency of the Members of the Society in all matters relating to water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment;
– Establish examinations and prescribe tests of competency suitable to qualify for admission to the Society;
– Establish a system of classification for water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems and facilities;
– Cooperate with other organizations having similar allied objects and to join, associate with, and affiliate with such other organizations upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually desirable; an
– Undertake such activities as may be deemed appropriate.
The Certification Program is a charter member of the Association of Boards of Certification, an international association which sets standards for operator certification and facility classification.
> Download the EOCP Program Guide: explains in detail about operator certification and facility classification.