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Juneau State Office Mailing Address Update

All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK, 99811-1800. Mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.

Information for Written and Proctored Online Exams

The Operator Training and Certification Program has administered certification exams prepared by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) since April 2005. ABC certification exams are based on need-to-know criteria which were developed for each of the exam types. Each criterion is based on a nationwide survey of operators which included Alaskan operators.
ABC exams are administered for the following system types and levels:
  • Water Treatment (WT) Provisional/1, 2, 3, 4
  • Water Distribution (WD) Provisional/1, 2, 3, 4
  • Wastewater Collection (WWC) Provisional/1, 2, 3, 4
  • Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Provisional/1, 2, 3, 4

The Operator Training and Certification Program also administers in-house generated Wastewater Stabilization Pond (WWSP), Small Untreated and Small Treated Water System certification exams.

ABC Exams Facts:

  • New 2017 standardized ABC exams were implemented on October 1, 2017.
  • The new ABC exams consist of 110 multiple-choice questions.
    • One hundred of the questions are graded, the remaining 10 questions are being tested for future exams.
    • Examinees won't know which 10 questions are not being graded.
  • Examinees have 3½ hours to complete the written exam and 3 hours for the proctored online exam.
  • Exam formula sheets are included with the exam.
  • ABC scores all Provisional/1 through 4 exams.

Preparing for ABC exams

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