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Water Operator Certification Exam Prep Courses

Alliance of Indiana Rural Water is pleased to offer exam review courses as preparation for individuals planning to take the Indiana certification exam for Water Distribution (DSS, DSM or DSL) or Water Treatment (WT1, WT2, WT3, WT4 & WT5) operator certification. 

Cost: $400 members / $500 non-members
What To Bring: Calculator, Notebook, Pen or Pencil, and

Students are encouraged to utilize the following training manual from IDEM for this Water Exam Prep Class:

Required Books*
*Registrants are responsible for obtaining the necessary textbooks.
Students can purchase either the AWWA textbooks or the Sacramento State Office of Water Programs textbooks.

  • Water Distribution - Grade 1-2 & 3-4
  • Water Treatment - Grade 1, 2, & 3-4

AWWA catalog no.: WSOSET-1E for full set (5 book set)

Sacramento State Office of Water Programs texts or (916) 278-6142

  • Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance
  • Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volumes 1 & 2


2023 Exam Prep Dates (*Online Webinar Courses)

Online - Tuesdays & Thursdays
9/5/2023 - 9/28/2023 Both Treatment & Distribution
Webinar Format
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Time (*working lunch)
Instructor: Scott Ham
*contact Scott for more info on textbook recommendations:

Cell: 502-396-7460

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IDEM Exam Certification Info:


Ivy Tech will offer the exam any business day throughout the year (no postmark due date for submitting applications).  This is a computerized exam, and applications must still be submitted through IDEM.  In addition, IDEM will offer a paper exam to be held in Indianapolis in November each year.

IDEM Water testing dates, applications, prep materials, and past exam results.

IDEM Requirements to Test for Certification

IDEM Formula / Conversion Tables for Water Treatment and Distribution Exams