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Proctored Online ABC Certification Exams

Available Exams:

The State of Alaska uses the standardized exams from the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC).

The following exams are available online:

  • Water Treatment 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Water Distribution 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Wastewater Treatment 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Wastewater Collection 1, 2, 3, and 4

If you want to take a Small Untreated or Small Treated online exam

For information about the standardized ABC exams.

Passing an exam does not result in certification. After passing an exam you must submit an application along with the $100 review fee to request certification. For more information concerning certification.

The Steps to Follow:

  1. Register with ADEC for an online exam by one of the following methods.
  2. Wait to receive email notification from ADEC that you are approved for the exam.
  3. Contact one of the 12 Testing Centers to schedule a time to take the exam. Online exams must be taken within 100 days of the authorization date.

Registration Deadlines and Scheduling:

Online Registration: Register online by the first (1st) of each month.

Mail-in Registration: Paper registration form the form must be in the ADEC office by close of business on the 1st of the month. If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the registration deadline is the first preceding business day. All exam fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Registration submitted by the 1st of the month.

  • Operator notified and exam scheduled by the 22nd of the month.
  • Operator must take the exam within 100 days.

If you do not take the online exam within the 100 days, you forfeit the application and exam fees, and must reregister and pay all fees to take the exam.


The fees associated with taking an online exam are as follows:

Online Exam Fee: $150 per exam. The exam fee must be paid before ADEC will schedule you for an online exam.

Testing Center Fee:

Each testing center charges a fee to administer an exam. The testing center fee is paid to the testing center at the time of the exam.
The testing center fees are as follows and may be subject to change:

Location Testing Center Fee
Anchorage $43 per exam
Barrow $30 per exam
Cordova $40 per exam
Fairbanks $50 per exam
Homer $30 per exam
Juneau $50 per exam
Kenai $50 per exam
Ketchikan $50 per exam
Klawock $50 per exam
Kodiak $30 per exam
Sitka $50 per exam
Valdez $40 per exam

Contact Information and Locations of the Testing Centers:

You must receive notification from ADEC that you are approved to take an online exam before contacting a Testing Center.

Testing Center staff will not allow you to take an exam unless first notified by ADEC.

It is the examinee's responsibility to contact the testing center to schedule a testing time.

Location Address Map Link Site Link
University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA)
3901 Old Seward Highway
University Center Room 112
Anchorage, AK 99503

No walk-ins allowed.
You must make an appointment to take the exam at least 24 hours in advance.

You must make an appointment online to take your exam at
  1. Select DEC Operator Cert from the drop down menu
  2. Select the exam
  3. Select a date and time
  4. Pay for the testing center fee
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Barrow Ilisagvik College
ABE/GED Program
100 Stevenson Street
Barrow, Alaska 99723
Cordova PWSC Cordova Extension Site
Located in Cordova High School
100 Fishermans Ave.
Cordova, AK 99574
Map Link
Fairbanks University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF)
211 Gruening Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6410
Map (PDF) Link
Homer Kenai Peninsula College (KPC), Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC)
533 E. Pioneer Ave.
Homer, AK 99603
Map Link
Juneau University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS)
Egan Library 1st Floor
11120 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801
Map (PDF) Link
Kenai Kenai Peninsula College (KPC), Kenai River Campus (KRC)
Learning Services Testing Center
Brockel Building, Rm 197
156 College Road
Soldotna, AK 99669
Map Link
Ketchikan University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS)
Ketchikan Campus
Ziegler Building
2600 Seventh Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Map Link
Klawock Prince of Wales Vocational & Technical Education Center
6565 Boundary Road
Klawock, AK 99925
Map Link
Kodiak Kodiak College, UAA
Test Center
117 Benny Benson Drive
Kodiak, AK 99615
Map Link
Sitka University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS)
Sitka Campus
Student Success Center
1332 Seward Ave.
Sitka, AK 99835
Map Link
Valdez Prince William Sound College (PWSC)
303 Lowe Street
Valdez, Alaska 99686
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Navigating an Online Exam:

Learn how to navigate the exam and take a sample test at


Questions regarding online exams can be emailed to

You can also contact the Operator Training and Certification Program at 907-465-1139.