Utility Operator Certification Program
The Utility Operator Certification Program (UOCP)
Administers Water and Wastewater Operator Certifications
for all Public Water and Wastewater Utilities in the state of New Mexico.
Utility Operator Certification Act (61-33-1 NMSA 1978)
KEY INFO for OPERATORS…
Important UOCP Announcements & Meetings
12/7/2020 UPDATE – At this time, testing remain closed as the spread of COVID-19 remains at a statewide emergency level. Please see the NM Department of Health’s website for continued updates on the status of the county-by-county framework:
We will continue to post updates as new information is available.
Thank you for your continued patience and please stay safe.
Computer-based Testing Temporarily Suspended
The UOCP is pleased to report that the new computer based testing for operator certification exams has been up and running successfully since mid-October and with a higher pass rate than with the previous in-person exam sessions. We are grateful to the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) for their partnership and provision of testing centers.
Unfortunately, due to the significant spike in COVID-19 cases and the most recent emergency public health order by Governor Lujan Grisham, testing at the DWS Workforce Connection Centers has been suspended as offices remain closed at least through November 30. No exam scheduling will take place during this time.
The November 13th public health order will be in effect through November 30 with “re-opening” benchmarks to be set county by county upon expiration. This likely gradual reopening by county will likely affect the re-opening of exam centers across the state. We will post updates on our website as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience as we work through this together and stay safe out there. Also, please visit New Mexico.gov for the Latest Updates on COVID-19.
We will continue to accept exam applications with all original signatures mailed to:
NMED-UOCP at PO Box 5469, Santa Fe NM 87502
NEW 2020 Computer-based EXAM Application ⇐ Printable copy click HERE
NO old version exam applications will be accepted and may be rejected!
Important Note from the UOCP Staff
The Utility Operator Certification Program(UOCP) and on behalf of NMED are taking the necessary precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In support of the New Mexico Governor’s directives, the UOCP staff are all working remotely from home through the current Public Health Emergency. Our staff will continue to provide the best assistance possible, One Operator at a Time!
|UOCP Staff Contacts||Assistance with:
Office Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Office hours 8:00am – 5:00pm
Office hours 8:00am – 5:00pm
Office hours 7:30am – 4:00pm
Operator Information Portal
To view and track your training credits, renewal dates, exam scores and more by clicking on the links below. New registrations will receive an email confirmation and default password sent to your email.
Operator Look-up – Registration (New users)
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