327 IAC 5-22-7 Qualifications to become a wastewater treatment apprentice or certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec. 7.(a) Before applying for the commissioner's wastewater treatment certification examination, a person must have the educational skills necessary to do the following: (1) Make computations. (2) Calculate volumes. (3) Keep records. (4) Read and write the English language to the extent of interpreting service manuals and work orders and submitting written reports. (b) A person may take the commissioner's wastewater treatment certification examination before obtaining the educational and experience requirements specified in section 7.3 of this rule. In order to become classified as a wastewater treatment apprentice, a person must pass the wastewater treatment certification examination required by the commissioner. (c) In order to become a wastewater treatment certified operator, a person must: (1) pass the wastewater treatment certification examination required by the commissioner unless exempted by statute or rule; (2) have the formal education specified in section 7.3 of this rule; and (3) have the experience that is specified in section 7.3 of this rule and acceptable to the commissioner in the field of wastewater treatment that: 57 (A) demonstrates the applicant's technical knowledge; (B) can be verified based on information from available sources, primarily the applicant's wastewater treatment plant employer; and (C) is the result of satisfactory accomplishment of wastewater treatment plant work. (d) In accordance with 327 IAC 8-12-3.2(e), a grade WT3, WT4, and WT5 operator shall be considered to have met the educational and experience requirements necessary to apply for the appropriate wastewater treatment certification to treat wastewater from a water treatment plant provided the operator is certified to operate that classification of water treatment plant. A wastewater treatment apprentice shall not be designated as the certified operator in responsible charge of a wastewater treatment plant.
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