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information on obtaining a massachusetts drinking water license:

 

MA Board of Licensure:

www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/dw — We suggest that you navigate around this website for the board's policies, regulations, exam calendar and other important information. This is the website of the MA board that licenses all water system operators.

Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities Policy for Training Requirements to Sit for Exams

Operator Exam Test Development:

Within the above web site, you will find a list of links including this web address: http://www.abccert.org/ this website has information pertaining to study materials and exam topics. You will want to navigate around this website to become familiar with ABC's test topics and recommended review materials. Specifically you will want to look for the "Need-to-Know" Criteria and the Exam References and Study Materials.

Operator Exam Test Administrator:

The website that has the information on how to register is www.goamp.com. Click on the Candidates link on the home page and it will walk you through the steps to register for the exam. You will be able to take a computerized exam at H & R Block locations in Saugus, Framingham, Holyoke, Providence, RI or Nashua, NH.

Training:

MWWA offers two Operator Certification Review Courses per year, typically in spring and fall. Look at the Calendar to see when the next class is scheduled.

NEWWA offers review classes. You can look on their website, www.newwa.org, for information.

Massachusetts Coalition for Small System Assistance offers free training sessions for small systems. You can look on their website, www.masmallwatersystem.org, for scheduled classes.

Free Practice Web Test Demo:

www.lxr.com/site/exams.aspx These sample exams will give you an idea of how LXR's web-based self-assessment exams work and give you a peek at question content. Under FREE Exams click on ABCWebTestDemo. Disclaimer: MWWA is providing this link for informational purposes only. Providing this link does not imply endorsement of any particular product, service, organization, company, or content.

VSS Operator Review Materials:

Specifically for the VSS exam, there is a FREE exam preparation and review CD that you can order by calling the National Drinking Water Clearing House at 1- 800-624-8301. Request product #DWCDTR18.

For a list of MWWA's course policies, please click here.