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Operator Certification


​​​​Become an operator and help protect our most valuable resources: public health and the environment!  ​

​​Operator Scholarships


  • NYWEA is offering scholarships to individuals working in New York State to pay for pre-certification training towards wastewater operator certification! 
  • You can apply for this scholarship for ANY classes taken within a year;  you do not have to be currently enrolled.  
  • Pre-Certification training includes Basic Operations, Basic Laboratory, Activated Sludge, the Supervisory and Technical Module and Grade 4 Management.​
  • Ten scholarships of up to $1,000 each will be awarded throughout the year; five in the Spring and five in the Fall. 
  • Deadlines: Spring – March 1, ​Fall – November 1
  • Click here to learn more and to complete the application: Brian Romeiser P​re-Certification Opera​tor Scholarship Application​ 


  • ​Operators who work day-to-day in a treatment facility or in collections can apply for this scholarshp to attend NYWEA’s two largest conferences.
  • The winners will receive the following: Full conference registration waived for NYWEA’s 2024 Annual and Spring Conferences, travel expense reimbursement up to $900, an annual affiliate NYWEA membership, and a scholarship winner dinner at the Annual Meeting.
  • One individual per NYWEA Chapter will be selected. 
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Click here to learn more and to complete the application:  ​Lucy Gras​​​sano Scholarship​ Ap​​plication​ 

Operator Search​​

The Operator search function is currently undergoing maintenance. For immediate assistance please contact Carolyn Steinhauer at 315-422-7811 x4, or email carolyn@nywea.org

If any of your information needs to be updated, please call Carolyn Steinhauer at 315-422-7811 x4.