Need-to-Know Criteria

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New 2017 standardized exams for wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, water distribution, and water treatment operators are available for administration beginning May 1, 2017. Contact your certifying authority to determine which exam preparation materials are appropriate for your jurisdiction and exam date.

Study materials to help you succeed.

The Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams and lists exam specifications, as well as reference material that may be used to prepare for the ABC exam.

Please contact the certifying authority for your state, province, or geopolitical region to determine if ABC Need-to-Know Criteria are used by your certification program.

The following ABC Need-to-Know Criteria are available in PDF format by selecting the links below. Need-to-Know Criteria may be reproduced with written permission from ABC.

Water Treatment

Distribution

Very Small Water System

Wastewater Treatment

Collection

Industrial Waste

Water Laboratory Analyst

Wastewater Laboratory Analyst

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester

Biosolids Land Applier

Plant Maintenance Technologist

ABC's 2012 New Standardized Exam Need-to-Know Criteria

Please contact the certifying authority for your state, province, or geopolitical region to determine which Need-to-Know Criteria to use for your examination.

Collection

Distribution

Wastewater Treatment

Water Treatment