Changes to Drinking Water Operator-in-Training Certification


Changes to Drinking Water Operator-in-Training Certification
Attention: Drinking Water Operator-in-Training Applicants

Starting July 1, 2017, all new drinking water Operator-in-Training certificates will be issued for 36 months. Temporary certificates will no longer be available.

OIT Certificate issuance and renewal fees will remain unchanged: $40 for a new OIT certificate; $145 to renew your existing OIT certificate.

If you submit your drinking water OIT application in June, 2017 and your certificate is issued in July, it will be valid for three years. If you require a drinking water OIT certificate before July 1, 2017, it will be valid for 16 months, according to existing rules.

If you have any questions, please contact OWWCO at info@owwco.ca or 1-877-231-2122, or read the news item: Regulatory Changes Coming Soon at www.owwco.ca.

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Q1.  I have a drinking water Operator-in-Training (OIT) certificate which expires after July 1, 2017 and I have not completed the Entry Level Course for Drinking Water Operators.  What happens to my certificate when it expires?

A1.  If you have not completed the Entry Level Course for Drinking Water Operators through the Walkerton Clean Water Centre by July 1, 2017, you may request that your OIT certificate be re-issued.  The new certificate will expire 36 months after it is issued. To have your certificate reissued, submit a completed Operator-in-Training Certificate and Licence Issuance Form with your fee payment ($40.00).

Q2. My drinking water OIT certificate expires after July 1, 2017 and I completed the Entry Level Course for Drinking Water Operators before July 1, 2017. What happens to my certificate when it expires?

A2. If you currently have a 16 month certificate and have completed the Entry Level Course by July 1, 2017, your certificate will be extended to 3 years from the original issue date.  There is no fee for this extension.