Drinking Water Operator Resources
A drinking water operator is defined in the Idaho Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Act as "any person who operates public drinking water systems, water treatment plants or other systems in order to treat water so that it is safe to drink and who holds a current Idaho water system operator license." The law requires drinking water operators to be licensed by the Idaho Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals to operate, offer to operate, be in responsible charge of, or to otherwise serve as operating personnel at any public drinking water system.
Interested in Becoming a Licensed Operator in Idaho?
The Idaho Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals oversees licensing of operators in Idaho. The board establishes requirements for operator licenses, determines education and continuing education requirements, sets fees, evaluates applications, and determines whether licenses should be issued. The board entered into an agreement with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (IBOL) to review and recommend applications, administer examinations, collect fees, and issue operator licenses.
IBOL Contact Information
- Physical Address: 700 West State Street, Boise, ID 83702
- Mailing Address: PO Box 83720, Boise, Idaho 83720-0063
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Telephone: (208) 334-3233
- Fax: (208) 334-3945
- Website: http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=WWP
For More Information
To learn more about operator training opportunities, licensing requirements, and fees, and to apply for an operator license, link to these pages on the IBOL website:
- License Application Process
- License Renewal Process
- License Application Forms
- Examination Requirements and Dates
- Continuing Education Requirements
- Approved Training Courses
- Training and Study Materials
- Name/Address Change