IMPORTANT: Exams Have Changed!

NEW Certification Exams in 2017

ATTENTION Please Read Important Information. 

On April 28, 2017, the National Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program at the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) will begin using the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) new 2017 Standardized Certification Exams for paper-booklet testing and Computer-Based Testing.

The ITCA Program is making this switch so that Indian Country is taken into account during the pilot testing of the new exams and to ensure that Tribal operators have the most representative and up-to-date exams for certification.

Highlights of New ABC Certification Exams

  • New ABC Certification Exams for Water & Wastewater Operator Certification
  • New Need-to-Know Criteria
  • Updated Formula/Conversion Tables
  • Updated Exam Reference Lists
  • Pilot Testing Period for Passing Score Determination
  • Delayed Scoring April 28, through July 31, 2017 including computer-based exams scheduled during listed dates

New Certification Exams

  • Water Treatment Levels 1-4
  • Water Distribution Levels 1-4
  • Wastewater Collection Levels 1-4
  • Wastewater Treatment Levels 1-4

Note: Level 1 is the lowest and Level 4 is the highest

For more information on ITCA’s switch to the new certification exams, click here: New Exams Fact Sheet

For further information, visit ABC:
http://www.abccert.org/testing_services/2017StandardizedExamPilot.asp

If you have any questions, please contact the ITCA Tribal Water Department at (602) 258-4822.
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2017 Calendar for Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training and Examination

The National Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training Calendar is now ready!
To view click here: 2017 Training & Events Calendar

NEW Certification Exams in 2017

On April 28, 2017, the National Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program at the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) will begin using the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) new 2017 Standardized Certification Exams for paper-booklet testing and Computer-Based Testing.

For more information on ITCA’s switch to the new certification exams, click here: New Exams Fact Sheet

Shown below is the current  list of training and exam events and their associated dates and locations that will be offered in 2017. Please note: the information listed here is subject to change.

USEPA
Region
Operator Training/Certification Exam Event Date Location
5 Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 July 10-14, 2017 Prior Lake, MN
Water Distribution-Level 1 May 15-19, 2017 Walker, MN
Water Treatment-Level 1 July 31- August 4, 2017 Granite Falls, MN
6 Wastewater Treatment-Level 1

Class in now closed

April 24-28, 2017 Santa Fe, NM
Water Treatment-Level 1 June 26 -30, 2017 Pawhuska, OK
Tribal Operator Summit & Exam Session August 30-31, 2017 Laguna, NM
7 Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 August 14-18, 2017 Sloan, IA
Tribal Water Summit & Exam Session July 11-14, 2017 Tama, IA
8 Water Treatment-Level 1 July 17-21, 2017 Bismarck, ND
Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 June 12-16, 2017 St. Michael, ND
9 Water Treatment-Level 1 June 12-16, 2017 Yuma, AZ
Water Distribution-Level 1 May 22-26, 2017 Alpine, CA
Wastewater Treatment-Level 1

Class has been canceled

May 1-5, 2017 Ukiah, CA
Wastewater Collection-Level 1 May 31-June 2, 2017 Tucson, AZ
Tribal Utility Management June 21-23, 2017 Parker, AZ
Water Treatment-Level 2 July 24-28, 2017 Hon-Dah, AZ
Water Distribution-Level 2 June 5-9, 2017 Parker, AZ
Wastewater Collection-Level 2 August 7-11, 2017 Maricopa, AZ
Wastewater Treatment-Level 2 September 11-15, 2017 Maricopa, AZ
SDWA* 101 Training Course for PDHs only April 19-21, 2017 Valley Center, CA
Workforce & Public Relations Workshop for PDHs only June 20, 2017 Parker, AZ
Water Operator Safety Awareness Workshop
for PDHs only
September 18-19, 2017 Chandler, AZ
SDWA* 202 Training Course for PDHs only March 22-24, 2017 Phoenix, AZ
Utility Asset Management & CUPSS Workshop
for PDHs only
September 6-7, 2017 Phoenix, AZ
10 Water Treatment-Level 1 May 8-12, 2017 Olympia, WA
General Module & Very Small Water System April 3-7, 2017 Portland, OR
Utility Asset Management & CUPSS Workshop April 25-26, 2017 Auburn, WA
Advisory Committee Meeting for National Tribal Operator Certification Program September 19, 2017 Chandler, AZ
National Tribal Operator Workgroup Meeting September 20-21, 2017 Chandler, AZ
Computer-Based Testing for Operator Certification Year Round Nationwide

*SDWA- Safe Drinking Water Act

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NEW!! Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

ITCA is pleased to offer free, Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops that we bring to your location and custom-tailor to your specific water/wastewater utility program.

Attached is a brochure for the Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops. For more information on how to bring this event to your utility, please contact the Tribal Water Department at (602)258-4822.

Click Here: Brochure for Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

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NEW! Tribal Utility Management Certification – Level 1 (TUMC-1)

For Tribal Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel

The purpose of the Tribal Utility Management Certification – Level 1 (TUMC-1) is to create a standardized pathway for Tribal water professionals to advance into and ascend through the field of water and wastewater utility management.  The TUMC-1 is designed specifically for experienced Tribal water/wastewater utility professionals that are newly entering into utility program management.  The TUMC-1 professional certification is a voluntary mechanism that can be used to strengthen one’s career as well as the credibility and integrity of Tribal water utility programs.

Testing for TUMC-1 is available during the current Year-Round Computer-Based Testing, which is available from January 6, 2017 through December 30, 2017, at 200 regional testing centers. Click the link below to register and apply.

Click Here: 2017 Computer-Based Testing Period (Year-Round): Announcement and Registration 

Click Here: Application for Tribal Utility Management

Please contact our office for more information by phone at (602) 258-4822.

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Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) Tribal Water System Program is dedicated to providing technical assistance to tribes in order to develop technical, managerial, and financial capacity (TMF), as well as water & wastewater utility sustainability through education, access to resources, training, and technical assistance. The program partners with federal agencies and other organizations to ensure these services are available to Tribal Water Utility operators and managers.

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