Louisiana Operator Certification Program

Welcome to the Operator Certification website. Here you will find current information related to this program.

Operators of both Water and Wastewater facilities are required to meet requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Committee of Certification, and as required by State law.  

 “Pursuant to Act 486, effective August 1, 2022, criminal convictions may not be used as a sole basis for denial of a license.  An applicant convicted of a crime may request the licensing entity for a determination of pre-application eligibility.”

 

 

 

*****NOTICE*****

A-J Operator Renewal Invoices and Non-Renewal Letters have been mailed out. Renewal  Invoices can be obtained using this link on the renewal category below or clicking HERE

 

There was a software error that removed hours from certain operators. Efforts were made to correct the issue; however, regrettably, not all discrepancies could be successfully traced and resolved. If you received a Non-Renewal letter in error, please email opcert@la.gov or call 225-342-7508 and we will review your file and make the correction. 

 

 

Louisiana Committee of Certification

Created by Act 538 of 1972 of the Louisiana Legislature

 A CERTIFICATION IS A PROMISE, A PUBLIC TRUST IN THE HOLDER OF THE DOCUMENT. THE CERTIFICATION TESTIFIES TO THE FACT THAT THIS OPERATOR HAS THE QUALIFICATIONS, SKILL, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION TO OFFICIALLY AND WITH AUTHORIZATION PRACTICE HIS/HER CHOSEN PROFESSION.

-Committee of Certification

 

Certified Operators 

Certified Operators Excel Sheet

Operator Certification Rule

Operator Certification Rule

Law and Rule Exam

How to Get Points

Late Fees Rule

House Bill No 567

 

Exams

Online Exam Registration is now available using the link below. This is for existing operators only, first time applicants will still have to apply using the paper form and submit either by email, fax, or mail. 

Online Exam Registration

Paper Exam Registration (New Operators MUST register via this paper exam registration)

2024 Exam Schedule

 

Exam Letters 

Exam Results 

Applications are processed once registration for the exam is closed.  Exam letters are posted a week before the exam. WE DO NOT SEND INDIVIDUAL CONFIRMATIONS.

 

Certificate ApplicationOnline Certificate Application and Payment

Paper Certificate Application

 

Renewals

Current Renewal Cycles:

A-J: 2022-2023

K-Z: 2023-2024

 

Online Renewal Payment

Late Fee Policy

 

Approved Operator Classes & Online Courses

2023 Approved Classes

2024 Approved Classes

Online Courses

 

 

 Operator Hours

We do not get hours automatically frrom any online provider, you must submit your hours to opcert@la.gov

 

A-J HOURS REPORT - Renewal Cycle has been processed - 24/25 Report will be updated in March

K-Z HOURS REPORT 

 

Quick Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Publications/Forms

Links for Associations, Online and Correspondence Courses

Committee of Certification

Safe Drinking Water Training Videos and Presentations

Ethics Training - Louisiana Annual Requirement

All employees of State and Local governments and persons doing business with State and Local governments are required to take an annual Ethics Training Course through the State Ethics Commission. This annual course is approved for operator certification credit.

 

Staff

Esteban "Stone" Gonzalez, MPA

Reyna Anderson Duffus, MBA

JD Gilbert

 

LDH-OPH-Engineering Services
Operator Certification
P.O. Box 4489, Bin 10 Box 6
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489
Phone: 225-342-7508 Fax: 225-342-7494
opcert@la.gov