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Proctored Online ABC Certification Exams

Notice Concerning Exams

Online ABC Exams

The following online testing centers have reopened but in a limited capacity:

The reopening of the testing centers is subject to change depending on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will be social distancing and other safety requirements in place at the testing centers. Be sure to contact the testing center ahead of time and learn about their examinee requirements before going in to take your test.

All other online testing centers are still closed.

Paper Based ABC Exams

Paper based exams may be available to be administered in some rural communities. Please contact the Operator Certification Program for availability.

Available Exams:

The State of Alaska is transitioning to the 2019 standardized exams from the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) in June 2020.

The following exams are available online:

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

The exam resources for the 2017 standardized ABC exams are applicable to the 2019 exams. For information about the 2017 standardized ABC exams.

For Small Untreated or Small Treated online 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 14 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: The paper registration form must be in the ADEC Juneau 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.

Exam Scheduling: Examinee is notified and exam scheduled by the 22nd of the month and 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 re-register and pay all fees to take the exam.


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 $43.50 per exam
Barrow $30 per exam
Bethel No fee at this time
Cordova $40 per exam
Fairbanks $55 per exam
Homer No fee at this time
Juneau $50 per exam
Kenai $50 per exam
Ketchikan $50 per exam
Klawock $50 per exam
Kodiak $50 per exam
(Mat-Su College)
$43 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)
Testing Center

3211 Providence Drive, LIB 215
Anchorage, AK 99508

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. Choose your Location: UAA Testing Center
  2. Choose a Group: DEC - Operator Cert
  3. Choose an Exam: Select the exam
  4. Choose a Date: Enter a date
  5. Choose a Time: Select a time
  6. Who is taking this exam: Enter your information
  7. Pay the testing center fee
Map Link


Ilisagvik College
ABE/GED Program
100 Stevenson Street
Barrow, Alaska 99723


Yuut Elitnaurviat
People's Learning Center
610 Akiachak Drive
Bethel, Alaska 99559
Map Link


PWSC Cordova Extension Site
Located in Cordova High School
100 Fishermans Ave.
Cordova, AK 99574
Map Link


University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF)
Testing Center
1790 Tanana Loop
122 Bunnell Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6410

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

Go to the UAF eCampus Exam Services webpage and click on "Schedule a Testing Appointment" button. 
You must pay the $55 per exam testing center fee when you make your exam appointment.
  1. Choose a Group: State of Alaska Testing
  2. Choose a Group: Water Treatment
  3. Choose an Exam: Select the exam
  4. Choose a Date: Enter a date
  5. Choose a Time: Select a time
  6. Who is taking this exam: Enter your information
  7. Exam Guideline Acknowledgement: Read the guidelines and check the acknowledgment box.
  8. Needed Information: Select the level of your exam, enter your phone number and check the box acknowledging that you will bring your user name and password email.
  9. Click "Add to Cart".
  10. Pay the testing center fee
Map Link


Homer Job Center
3670 Lake Street, Suite #300
Homer, AK 99603
Map Link


University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS)
Testing Center
Egan Library 1st Floor
11120 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801
Map (PDF) Link


Kenai Peninsula College (KPC), Kenai River Campus (KRC)
Learning Services Testing Center
Brockel Building, Rm 197
156 College Road
Soldotna, AK 99669

No walk-ins allowed.
You must make an appointment to take the exam. For more information.
Map Link


University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS)
Ketchikan Campus Testing Center
Ziegler Building
2600 Seventh Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Map Link


Prince of Wales Vocational & Technical Education Center
6565 Boundary Road
Klawock, AK 99925
Map Link


Kodiak College, UAA
Testing Center
117 Benny Benson Drive
Kodiak, AK 99615
Map Link


Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College)
Testing Center
OLB 121
8295 E. College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
Map Link


University of Alaska, Southeast (UAS)
Sitka Campus
Student Success Center
1332 Seward Ave.
Sitka, AK 99835
Map Link


Prince William Sound College (PWSC)
Student Affairs
303 Lowe Street
Valdez, Alaska 99686
Map Link

Navigating an Online Exam:

Learn how to navigate the exam and take a sample test


Questions regarding online exams can be emailed to

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

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