Wastewater operators certified in states other than NC may be granted reciprocal certification in NC. Operators previously certified in NC (but now invalid) can not apply for certification via reciprocity. Invalid NC operators can reinstate a certification; please review 15A NCAC 08G .0701(b).
Applicants must meet both requirements of G.S. 90A-40 to receive a reciprocal certification in an appropriate grade without examination:
- the applicant must be properly registered on the “National Association of Boards of Certification”; and
- the applicant must meet all other requirements of the adopted rules.
Applicants that do not meet both requirements of G.S. 90A-40, may qualify to receive a reciprocal certification in North Carolina in an appropriate grade upon receiving a passing score on a Commission-administered exam.
To apply for reciprocal certification, please download the application at the bottom of this page and submit the application with the required fee and documentation. A member of our staff will review the application and be in contact with you. Once staff approves the application as complete, it will be placed on the agenda for the next quarterly meeting of the Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission.
NC Wastewater Certification Prep:
Needs To Know Documents:
Land Application of Residuals Manual with NTKs
Surface Irrigation Manual with NTKs
Laws & Regs Presentation Slides:
Grade II Collection Operator Laws & Regs
Grade III - IV Collection Operator Laws & Regs
15A NCAC 08G
15A NCAC 02T .0300
15A NCAC 02T