Online Small Water System Certification Exams

What's available?

Two certification exams are available over the Internet: Small, Untreated and Small, Treated Water System. Passing the Small, Untreated or Small, Treated Water System exam certifies you to operate systems classified as either small, untreated or small, treated. You must meet eligibility requirements in order to take an online exam. Each exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions.

Am I eligible?

The eligibility requirements for each exam are listed below.

Small, Untreated Water System

  • High school diploma or GED; and
  • Three months of experience operating a small, untreated (or higher) water system OR completion of an approved course.*

Small, Treated Water System

  • High school diploma or GED; and
  • Six months of experience operating a small, treated (or higher) water system OR completion of an approved course.*

*Click here for the approved online courses.

Where can I take the online exam?

Exams are administered at nine University of Alaska testing centers. Exams are available during each testing center's normal business hours. Additional testing centers may become available as demand increases. The approved testing centers are located in:

Anchorage
Bethel
Dillingham
Fairbanks
Glennallen
       
Kenai
Ketchikan
Kodiak
Palmer
       

How much does it cost?

Sample exam: Free
Application to sign up: $20 (must accompany the application)
Online exam: $30 (paid to the testing center) or $40 (paid to testing center in Anchorage) or $50 (paid to testing center in Kenai)

How do I get started?

Follow these steps to get started with online certification exams.

Step1: Click here to learn how to navigate the exam and TAKE THE SAMPLE TEST. Once you've completed the sample test, you'll be given the opportunity to apply for the online exam.

Step2: Click here to apply to take the certification exam.