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Utility Operator Certification Program

Welcome to the Utility Operator Certification Program


Welcome to UOCP online...


 UOCP Special Announcements: NMAC Code of Professional Conduct Effective Jan 17, 2017

(See the Full Regulations under “UOCP Essentials” section below.)


Utility Operator Certification Program Staff

Eric Hall

(505) 827-2804


Anne Keller



Nile Carver

(505) 827-0149



The Utility Operator Certification Program (UOCP) administers Water and Wastewater Operators at all public water and wastewater utilities in New Mexico.
This includes development, scheduling and administration of certification examinations, processing applications for certification and renewal, tracking all certified operators continuing education courses, evaluating training courses for relevance to program, tracking compliance with operator certification requirements and working with the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission and the Utility Operator Certification Advisory Board


Exam Schedules

2018 UOCP Exam Schedule  – posted 9/13/17





The exam application deadline for the March 9, 2018 exam session has passed. No more applications will be accepted for this exam session.

For the Albuquerque exam session on 4/19/2018, exam applications must be received no later than 3/20/2018

NOTE: Test Dates, Locations and Fees are subject to change.



UOCP Essentials…

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 Bulleted item... UOCP Exam Application    Updated 01/08/2018
 Bulleted item... Certification Equivalency Application 2-1-18  New
 Bulleted item... Replacement Certificate or ID Card Request Form
 Bulleted item... Study Manuals
 Bulleted item... Operator Database Access – Login
 Bulleted item... Current Utility Operator Certification Regulations  Effective Jan 17, 2017


Related Resources…

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Bulleted item... New Mexico Discharge Permits
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Bulleted item... NPDES Permits in New Mexico
 Bulleted item... Certified Operators/Samplers/Approved RTCR Assessors Available for Contract


Training Resources…

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