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Certification Fees

VOLUNTARY PROGRAM FEES
(Collection System Operators, Industrial Waste Inspectors, Industrial Waste Operators, Wastewater Quality Analysts & Plant Maintenance Technologists): Make the checks payable to NWEA. Mail checks, correspondence, applications and renewals to the Certification Board, PO Box 98235, Las Vegas, NV 89193.

MANDATORY FEES
(Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators): Make the checks payable to NDEP. Mail checks, correspondence, applications, and renewals to the Wastewater Operator Certification Program, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, 901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, NV 89701.

Renewals: Renewal notices are mailed at least 30 days before the expiration date; please e-mail us if you don't receive one; fee extends certification for two-year period.

  • Wastewater fee: $30.00
  • Voluntary fee: $80.00

Examinations: Proctored in Las Vegas, Reno, Elko, and Ely in March, June, September, and December; application deadline is 30 days prior to exam date.

  • Wastewater fee: $60.00
  • Voluntary fee: $150.00
  • AMP Computerized exam fee: $67.00 (to be paid when registering for exam)

Reciprocity: Be sure to include copies of your certificate/s, documentation of 6 CEUS, and high school diploma or equivalent. Your certification must be current in the state that you are applying from.

  • Wastewater fee: $75.00
  • Voluntary fee: $200.00

Operator-in-Training: Valid for two years and renewable after that. Includes cost of the Grade I exam. Converts to Grade I with proof of one year's experience and other required documentation.

  • Wastewater fee: $60.00
  • Voluntary fee: $150.00

Replacement Certificate

  • Wastewater fee: $20.00
  • Voluntary fee: $20.00

Late Fee
Only applies to renewals that are postmarked after the expiration date.

  • Wastewater fee: $20.00
  • Voluntary fee: $20.00

Return check

  • Wastewater fee: $25.00
  • Voluntary fee: $25.00