CCWP - General requirements for Colorado certification

 
Entry level education requirement
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Substitution:
    • an additional 6 months of qualifying experience AND 
    • completion of 1.0 training units in a course approved as a substitute for entry-level experience requirements.
      • ​approved courses can be easily found by searching the course catalog. (Simply check the second to the last box on the page and click on the "Search" button.)

​​Entry level experience requirement

  • 1 month hands-on experience obtained under the supervision of a certified operator in responsible charge.
  • Substitution:
    • ​completion of a course of study approved as a substitution for the 1 month hands-on expereince requirement (usually 35 or more hours)
      • ​approved course of study can be easily found by searching the course catalog. (Simply check the last box on the page and click on the "Search" button.)
    • OR​ ​completion of an approved apprenticeship.

Mandatory regulatory training (MRT) requirement

  • Completion of the mandatory regulatory training (MRT) approved to meet this requirement.
    • course must be approved for desired certificate category:
      • water/distribution; or
      • wastewater/collection.
    • a ​free, online version of each course is available from the Mandatory regulatory training (MRT) courses page.
    • classroom and other versions of each course can be found by searching the course catalog. (Simply check the first or second box under "Additional Course Approvals" and click on the "Search" button.)
  • A single course completion may be applied to multiple certificates.
    • Course must be approved for the applicable certificate categories. 
  • Each completion of an approved regulatory course is valid for three (3) years.
  • For more information, see Board Guidance 19-1, Guidance for Mandatory Regulatory Training.
​Lawful presence requirement
  • Applicants must demonstrate their lawful presence in the United States by 
    • Signing an affidavit affirming lawful presence; and
    • Providing a copy of current identification. 

​​Examination requirement

  • Applicants must demonstrate their knowledge by passing an exam with a score of 70% or better.