Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Water: Operator Certification

Operator Certification

Certification of persons operating classified water and wastewater facilities in Nova Scotia is mandatory under the Water and Wastewater Facilities and Public Drinking Water Supplies Regulations.

These regulations outline the minimum requirements required for water and wastewater facility classification and operation certification and renewal. Our classification and certification programs are based upon the model provided by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC). ABC is an association which provides guidance and resources to certification authorities across North America and internationally.

Operator in Training Certification Exams

Online exams are available for operators in training. To apply, complete the application. You’ll receive an email to confirm your application is complete, and you’ll be sent a link to complete the test.

There is a $27.50 fee to take the exam.  You’ll get an invoice once you’ve applied. Payment is due by 30 June 2020.

Certificate Renewal

If you have a certification that expired in the last 3 years, you can apply for recertification.

There is a $61.15 fee for recertification. Payment is due by June 30.

If you haven’t finished the required continuing education units that are normally required, we may issue you a conditional certification for up to a year for no fee.


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Current Certified Operators in Nova Scotia

Operators holding valid Nova Scotia certifications can be found on our License and Certification Listings page.

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