Lab Qualifications



Voluntary Wastewater Analyst Certification Program  

Qualifications for the laboratory exam are as follows:
Class Education Experience
I High School or GED 1 Year - 2080 Hours
II High School or GED 3 Years - 6240 Hours
III High School + 900 Hrs. Training/Education 4 Years - 8320 Hours
IV High School + 1800 Hrs.  Training/Education 4 Years - 8320 Hours
Education (degree) on Class III and IV levels must be in sciences related to the water pollution control profession.
Experience must be actual hands-on experience in a water pollution control laboratory.
When you fill out the application please list your experience in total hours.
If you have questions please contact Kathy Richards, Program Director
certification@ohiowea.org
330-375-2963 x7184
 ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF CERTIFICATION
ABC,  208 5St., Suite A Ames, Iowa  50010
(515) 232-3623 FAX (515) 232-3778
 
The International Environmental Occupations Certification Network                   
Wastewater laboratory Analyst "Need-to-Know" Summary             
The exam will cover knowledge in the following areas:
General knowledge, safety, quality control/quality assurance, lab apparatus, reagents, techniques, expression of results, math, collection, preservation and handling of samples, basic sciences, and compliance with rules and regulations.
Questions on specific analyses will include general knowledge, procedures, principles, calculations, chemistry, instrumentation, sampling, interferences and interpretation of results.  
The following lists examples of analyses for each class:
CLASS I CLASS II CLASS III CLASS IV
Acidity
Alkalinity
Biological
Examination
BOD
CBOD
Chlorine
COD
Coliforms
Color
Dissolved
Oxygen
MLSS
Odor
Oxygen Uptake
PH
SDI
Settleable Solids
SS
SVI
TDS
TS
Turbidity
VS
VSS
Temperature
Class I plus:
Conductivity
Nitrogen
Oil & Grease
Phosphorus
SOUR
Class II plus:
Bioassay
Cyanide
Inorganics
Metals
Organics
Phenol
Salinity
All of the previous classes at an advanced level
Suggested References -- Include, but not limited to:
         C       Standard Methods, 18th Edition
         C       WEF Simplified Procedure
         C       USEPA Approved Methods
         C       WEF MOP 11
         C       California State University at Sacramento Series
Above approved by the Laboratory Validation and Examination Committee on July 17, 1993