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Nova Scotia Environment

Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Collection: Operator Certification

Who Needs This Certificate?

Anyone who operates a water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, or wastewater collection facility in Nova Scotia.

Issuing Department / Agency:

Nova Scotia Environment

Where can you get this Certificate  and / or further information?

Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Administrator
Sustainability and Applied Science
Nova Scotia Environment

Phone:  902-424-2553
Fax:  902-424-1080
e-mail: wwoc@NovaScotia.ca

Office Location:
Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington St.
Suite 1800
Halifax, NS

Mailing Address:
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Application Forms & Process:

Information regarding Water and Wastewater Operator Certification are available on the Operator Certification Website. You will also find Certification Exam application forms available for download here. If all requirements for certification are met, a certificate will be sent to the applicant by mail.

Waiting Period:

A maximum of 60 days, provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received.

Expiry :

4 years

Price: (No tax is charged)

Exam fee:  $100.00
Renewal Fee:  $61.15
Operator in training exam fee: $27.25

Related Requirements:

None

Additional Information:

An examination is required for certification.

Legislative Authority:

Environment Act, Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1994-95, Chapter 1,Water and Wastewater Facilities and Public Drinking Water Supplies Regulations


Last Updated: April 2015

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