Obtaining Certification

Passing a certification exam does not result in issuance of a certificate.
 
You must apply for certification after passing an exam by submitting an application and the $100 application fee. Submitting an application does not guarantee certification. OpCert's final decision may result in a lower level of certification than what you're seeking or may not result in certification at all. The application fee is non-refundable, regardless of the decision.
 
Click here for certification requirements.

Ways to Apply for Certification

Online Application   NEW!

Apply Using Your Online Operator Profile

  • Establish your online operator profile by following the directions available here.
  • Enter all your operator experience and check your eligibility for certification.
  • If you are eligible, then click on the "Apply for Certification" button. You will be prompted to pay the application fee.

Paper Application

Apply by Mail

  • Complete the "Application for Operator Certification" form and mail it with the $100 application fee to :
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Operator Training and Certification Program
410 Willoughby Avenue, Suite 303
P.O. Box 111800
Juneau, AK 99811-1800

Apply by Email

  • Pay the $100 application fee online by following the directions available here.
  • Complete the "Application for Operator Certification" form, obtain the signatures required on page 6, scan it, and email it
        along with a copy of your payment receipt to dec.opcert@alaska.gov.
 

Application for Operator Certification Form: PDF | PDF Fill-In

Incomplete or unsigned applications will be returned without review.

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Contact

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Operator Training and Certification Program
410 Willoughby Ave., Suite 303
P.O. Box 111800
Juneau, AK 99811-1800
 
Phone Number: (907) 465-1139
Fax Number: (907) 465-5177
Email Address: dec.opcert@alaska.gov