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“PA Rural Water’s Certification program was instrumental in helping me pass the DEP Licensing Exams. The in-person instruction went above and beyond my expectations by breaking down the study material into bite size, manageable pieces. … I would highly recommend the 12 Week PA Rural Water Certification program if becoming a Licensed Operator is your mission!”

Pike Township Municipal Authority

PRWA’s Pre-Certification Assistance

Becoming a licensed water or wastewater operator can be a daunting task. It may have been years since you last took a formal exam, and furthermore, the licensing process can seem overwhelming. Don’t despair! PRWA has developed a certification program to assist you.

PRWA’s Pre-Certification Program is targeted to prepare individuals to take their operator’s license exam. The program includes 12 weeks of free in-person classes. The curriculum has been developed by PRWA operators and is taught by experienced PRWA operator staff. The program provides assistance in choosing which exams to take and how to study, and participation holds a seat in a PRWA exam which will take place immediately following the 12-week course.

PRWA also administers DEP-sponsored exams throughout our state. You can find an updated list of exam dates and locations on the certification exam site.

Call us at (800) 653-7792, request more information, or contact a dedicated team member below.

Stacey Walker

Director of Training
Pennsylvania Rural Water Association
Office: (800) 653-7792 x 108
Cell: (814) 359-8630
[email protected]

Wendy Malehorn

Training and Education Development
Pennsylvania Rural Water Association
Cell: (814) 571-3547
[email protected]

Tom Goehring

Wastewater Manager / Trainer
Pennsylvania Rural Water Association
Cell: (814) 360-4079
[email protected]