CCWP - Advanced certification by examination

 
Sequential examinations
  • Colorado requires operators to pass exams sequentially to advance to higher levels.
    • ​For treatment certificates, operators must progress in order from class "D" to "C" to "B" to "A."
      • ​For example, operators cannot skip from "C" to "A."
    • ​For collection and distribution certificates, operators must progress in order from class "1" to "2" to "3" to "4."
      • ​For example, operators cannot skip from "1" to "3."
Requirements for eligibility to sit for advanced examinations
 
  Certification Class
  Prior Certification Required1
  Minimum Experience Required
Class C
  Class D or Class S
2 Years
Class 2
  Class 1 or Class S
2 Years
  Class B  
  Class C
3 Years
Class 3
  Class 2
3 Years
Class A
  Class B
4 Years
Class 4
  Class 3
4 Years
 
  1 Prior certification must be for the same certification category as that of the examination being applied for.
 
Board Guidance 15-2, Colorado Operator Certification Examination Guidance, includes examples to help operators understand how experience is calculated. 
 
Substitutions
  • Regulation 100 explains how postsecondary education and cross experience may be substituted for the experience requirements.