DEQ Announces Online Training for Water and Wastewater Operators

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2020

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 437-8468

DEQ is excited to announce the release of the Online Operator Training Platform. This new platform provides additional training opportunities to Oklahoma’s water and wastewater operators, and it is a no-cost web-based solution for acquiring Professional Development Hours (PDHs) required for certification renewal.

Due to COVID-19, there has been a significant reduction in training opportunities for operators. Recognizing the challenge this presented, DEQ extended the deadline for meeting annual PDH requirements from July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020, and initiated efforts to develop online training.

DEQ is committed to developing solutions for training. While the immediate objective of providing an online training option as quickly as possible has been achieved, DEQ continues to work on developing new, online solutions with enhanced capabilities.

The training platform can be accessed by going to the Operator Certification page on the DEQ website and clicking on the Online Training button or by using the following link:

For questions or additional program information, please contact David Pruitt at (405) 702-8184 or