Wastewater Operator Certification

Procedures for examination and certification of operators of water pollution control systems are the responsibility of the Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC). Learn more about the Commission.

The purpose of the rules governing wastewater operators include: protecting public health; conserving, protecting, and maintaining quality water resources, and protecting public investment in water pollution control systems.


Email certadmin@ncdenr.gov for:


Email Jenee Williamston for:

  • Certification Reinstatement
  • Continuing Education Credit Inquiries
  • Certification Renewal
  • Exam Registration
  • Wallet Cards


Email Maureen Kinney for:


Email Patrick Beggs for:

  • Soil treatment of wastewater (Land Application / Surface Irrigation / Subsurface)


Do you know a wastewater operator who demonstrates excellence? Please consider nominating them for the:

Contract Operator List

This list is not a comprehensive list nor an endorsement. It is provided for convenience and the information is provided by operators.  To be listed as a contract operator for NC Carolina Water Pollution Control Systems, please submit this form. To remain on the list, you must submit the form once a year.

If you are hiring a contract operator, you are responsible to verify operators have active certification status of the appropriate type and grade by checking the Certified Operator Status. Ask the operator for their operator number.

Certified Operator Status







Verify Operator Designations by facility permit #:

Mail Address:

1618 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1618

Physical Address:

WPCSOCC / Archdale Bldg
512 N. Salisbury St., Suite 1209
Raleigh, NC 27604

Main Phone: