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
Computer-Based Testing Temporarily Down
We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to get operator exams back online as soon as possible.
All exam applications that have been received and approved will remain valid.
Computer-Based Exam Information:
- Click HEREto review important Step-By-Step instructions for the new Computer-based Testing (CBT Exams)
- 14 Workforce Connection Centers are open at limited capacity due to COVID-19!
- NEW Computer-based Testing – Exam Application (Updated 5/28/21)
- No shows will need to re-apply by submitting a new application and fees.
Please send ALL written questions regarding the CBT Exams to UOCP.Certification@state.nm.us.
Testing Times Extended for Higher Level Certification Exams
The Utility Operator Certification Program (UOCP) values operator feedback, comments and concerns while providing services to accommodate the Operator communities.
After careful review and consideration our program in collaboration with the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) and the New Mexico Workforce Connection Testing Centers agree to extend the allotted times for higher level certification exams.
All level 3 and 4 certification exams will be extended to a 6-hour exam period to allow ample time for testing on the more complex water and wastewater exams.
The new 6-hour testing time will be given for only these exams listed below:
- Wastewater Lab Technician Level 3 (WLT3)
- Distribution Systems Level 3 (DS3)
- Wastewater Systems Levels 3 & 4 (WS3 and WS4)
- Water Supply Levels 3 & 4 (WW3 and WW4)
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Amendments to 20.7.4 NMAC Utility Operator Certification Regulations
UOCP Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, July 29, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This meeting will be held both by teleconference and virtual video conferencing. Information for both options can be found below.
Teleconference Call +1-415-655-0001
You can call in to the meeting by entering this access code 177 831 1398#
WebEx Video Conference
You can also JOIN the meeting by clicking on the link below
For question and more information about the Utility Operator Certification Program and Advisory Board, contact Eric Hall at 505-670-7418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
NOTE: If you need assistance with your Operator Login or Password please submit your request in writing to email@example.com
NEW – Request Form for Replacement Certificate & ID Card Updated 5/28/21
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