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.

​​Entry level experience requirement

  • 1 month hands-on experience obtained under the supervision of a certified operator in responsible charge.
  • Substitution:
    • ​completion of an approved training course of study OR
    • completion of an approved apprenticeship.

Regulatory training requirement

  • Completion of a regulatory course approved to meet this requirement.
    • course must be approved for desired certificate category:
      • water/distribution; or
      • wastewater/collection.
  • 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.
​Lawful presence requirement
  • Operators must demonstrate their lawful presence in the United States by 
    • Signing an affidavit affirming lawful presence; and
    • Providing a copy of current identification.