The Indiana Department of Environmental Management will be holding the operator exam on October 3, 2013. The test for Municipal Class I-IV and Industrial A-D will consist of 100 multiple choice questions and you will have 3 hours to complete it.
The tests for municipal will cover activated sludge, clarifiers, disinfection, fixed film, RBC, laboratory, maintenance, preliminary treatment, safety, solids handling and math.
The tests for industrial will cover activated sludge, advanced waste treatment, preliminary treatment, clarifiers, industrial waste, laboratory, maintenance, safety, solids handling and math.
Both exams will have questions from the Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program and the Wastewater Certification Manual. Each test will require you to finish the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) utilizing the Monthly Report of Operations (MRO) and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (NPDES).
IDEM offers study guides, formula sheets, practice sheets for the DMR, MRO and NPDES permit on their web-site. Check out this site under RESOURCES for links to this information.
If you feel you need help there is still time – contact us for our September evening sessions starting on September 4, 2013.