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Date Changes - Effective May 4, 2020

On May 4, 2020, the Water and Wastewater Operator Board held a special meeting to discuss concerns with the COVID-19 virus and the administration of operator certification examinations. 
Due to the concerns with COVID-19 and state and federal guidelines related to social distancing, the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Board moved to reschedule the May 2020 examinations for November 5th and 6th, 2020
The Certification Board meeting has been rescheduled to May 14th, 2020.

Important Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Information

Certified Operator List - As part of our effort to assist essential drinking water and wastewater utilities and systems in Tennessee during the COVID-19 pandemic, a current listing of all Certified Operators is now available through the Fleming Training Center section of TDEC’s Dataviewer application.  The listing of Tennessee Certified Water and Wastewater Operator can be filtered and searched to identify individuals from different areas in order to provide additional operator support should a utility or system experience a workforce shortage due to COVID-19.


Important Cross-Connection Control Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate Extension Information

Effective April 9, 2020 - Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation is extending the expiration date of Backflow Assembly Testers until September 30, 2020.  More information on this extension can be viewed here.

Fleming Training Center

The Fleming Training Center offers advanced classes in a variety of water and wastewater areas. The center also offers assistance to over 4,000 certified operators with their certification and continuing education requirements. The purpose of water and wastewater treatment operator certification is to protect public health by preventing pollution in all water and wastewater treatment plants, water distribution systems, and wastewater collection systems, by establishing a program for certification of competency for operators to operate such plants and systems. 

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