Because there are no fixed exam dates established by the program, an examination application can be submitted at anytime.
When can I submit my application for licensure?
An application can be submitted at anytime after you have received a passing grade on your examination. But keep in mind that you must have the appropriate amount of experience prior to submitting your application for licensure.
Does my passing grade ever expire if I don’t apply for a license right away?
Yes. Your application for licensure must be completed within four years from the date you took and passed the exam. If the four years lapses and a license is not issued, you will be required to retake the exam.
How long after taking the exam does it take to get my grade?
You will receive your examination grade immediately following your examination. Your examination is graded on site.
After I submit my application, when will I be notified that I can sit for the exam?
You should be notified within 30 days after your application is received whether your application is complete or incomplete.
What are the fees to take an examination?
Applicants for the treatment plant operator class A, B or C examination are required to remit $100. Applicants for the treatment plant operator class D and distribution system operator exam are required to remit $75.
What are the fees to get my license?
Applicants for the class A, B, or C license are required to remit $100. Applicants for the class D and distribution system operator license are required to remit $50.
What are the fees to renew my license?
Renewal fee is $75. If you are renewing an inactive license, the fee is $175. Wards of the state (inmates) need to contact our office concerning fees.
Does Florida reciprocate with water and wastewater licensing in other states?
No. However, we may accept out-of-state time and training. Applicants using out-of-state training and experience must supply detailed information on courses and work experience, in accordance with the rule, but an operator must apply, be accepted and successfully pass an exam to become licensed in Florida.
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