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Certifications: Water Quality
Onsite Systems Professional Certification is required for any person who designs, inspects, or maintains underground wastewater disposal systems that are self-contained treatment and disposal systems such as septic systems or large underground disposal systems, or who conducts percolation tests or soil evaluations for underground wastewater disposal systems. These systems are defined in Utah Administrative Code, R317-4 and R317-5. The requirements for the professionals are found in R317-11. See also Citizenship Certification below.
Wastewater Operator Certification is required for those individuals who operate municipal wastewater treatment and/or collection systems. Other individuals may become certified, but would be issued "restricted" certificates unless they meet all of the requirements as defined in the rules. The wastewater certification program is operated in accordance with Utah Administrative Code, R317-10. See also Citizenship Certification below.
Beginning July 1, 2009, the Division was required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of age (includes sole proprietor doing business under assumed name) who has applied for Onsite Professional certification, Wastewater Operator certification, or who has applied for Federal SRF funding. A Citizenship/Alien ID Certification Form is available that must be completed, notarized, and submitted to the Division along with a copy of photo identification.
Drinking Water Certifications
The following certification of operators are through the Division of Drinking Water.
- Backflow Technicians and Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers
- Treatment and/or Distribution of Drinking Water Systems