Preparation for Licensing Exams


Information Regarding Examination Reference Materials


PSI will now administer the ABC national examination. The information below is related to the previous Need-to-Know Criteria.

This site is currently being updated to reflect the new changes to the, now, closed book exam.

Examination Content For Water Operators
 
Exam Class

Topic Information

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Class 6

Monitor, Evaluate and Adjust Treatment Processes & System
30
29
25
18
13
13
Collect Samples and Interpret Analysis
8
7
6
7
7
7
Perform Plant Process Control Laboratory Analysis
8
7
6
6
6
6
Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water
2
2
2
3
3
3
Operate Equipment
7
6
5
5
7
7
Evaluate and Maintain Equipment
8
8
7
8
10
10
Perform Security, Safety and Administrative Procedures
12
11
9
13
14
14
Total Number of Items
75
70
60
60
60
60

To learn more in depth information pertaining to each, click on the main topic.

 

Virginia Water Treatment Examination Formula Sheet


 

Examination Content Outline For Wastewater Operators

The outline below lists the topics that are on the examination and the number of items for each topic.

 
Exam Class
Topic Information Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Evaluate Incoming Wastestream/Sidestream Characteristics
4
4
3
3
Monitor, Evaluate and Adjust Treatment Processes
26
25
23
19
Evaluate and Maintain Equipment
10
9
8
10
Operate Equipment
8
7
6
7
Collect Samples and Interpret Analyses
8
8
6
7
Perform Laboratory Analyses
8
8
6
7
Perform Security, Safety and Administrative Procedures
11
9
8
7
Total Number of Items
75
70
60
60

To learn more in depth information pertaining to each, click on the main topic.

Virginia Wastewater Treatment Examination Formula Sheet


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