CCWP - Renewal process for operators absent due to military service

 
Absence due to military service 
  • For every day a certified operator is in military service, all certifications held by that operator will be put on hold for purposes of meeting the renewal and training unit deadlines.

  • In addition to the number of days in service, an extra 90-day grace period shall be granted to certified operators upon return from military service for purposes of meeting renewal and training unit deadlines.

    • ​The Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board (Board) or its contractor shall have discretion to extend this grace period to address extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

  • ​If the two-year renewal window for any certificate expires while a certified operator is in military service, the operator's certificate(s) will not become invalid during the period the operator is in service.
    • Upon return from military service, the certified operator will have the amount of time accrued while in military service, plus an additional 90 days, to obtain the required training unit credits and to submit a renewal application.
    • The operator's certificate(s) will remain valid during that extended time period.
    • In no case will the certified operator be subject to any late fees at the time of submitting a renewal application.
  • The certified operator must notify the Board or its contractor of intervening military service at the time of submitting a renewal application.
    • ​Such notification shall include the dates the operator was in service.