April 9-11, 2024 (Raleigh)
We continue to work with local and state health officials, as well as NC State and NC A&T State Universities, to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that training schedule changes are intended to protect the health and safety of our community while striving to provide the resources and services you need. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and act consistently with local, state and national recommendations.
All land application facilities that hold a permit from the Division of Water Resources for the land application of sludge, residuals, or contaminated soils (on a designated site) are subject to classification as a land application system. As a classified system, the permit holder is required to designate an Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and a Back-up Operator who hold a Land Application/Residuals Operators Certification to be responsible for the operation of the system. The purpose of this training school is to provide the training necessary to properly operate and manage land application programs for residuals and biosolids. The training school is mandatory for all applicants for the examination for certification as Land Application/Residuals Systems Operator, regardless of education or experience.
April 9-11, 2024
Day 1 Classroom: 8:30am-5:00pm
Day 2 Classroom & Field Day:
Field activities will be held rain or shine, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
Day 3 Classroom: 8:00am-4:00pm
NOTE: You are strongly encouraged to bring a calculator that can perform logarithmic (log) calculations. An optional math help session will be held the evening of Day 2.
Examinations for certification as a Land Application of Residuals System Operator are administered by the staff of the Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC) on a quarterly basis at five locations throughout North Carolina. Application for the certification examination is a separate process from registration for the training school and must be made directly to the WPCSOCC. Completion of the training school is a prerequisite for the certification examination. However, there are other eligibility requirements that must be met in order to sit for the examination. The examination application and fee must be submitted directly to the WPCSOCC 30 days prior to the desired examination date.
Application for Examination
For an application to become a certified Land Application of Residuals System Operator or for further information concerning the examination, please check the WPCSOCC website, write, or call:
The first exam date following the school will be TBD. (Application deadline is TBD.) Finalized exam dates will be issued to exam applicants at the beginning of the exam month.
The registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, materials, and a certificate of attendance. The exam fee is not included in the School registration fee.
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