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Public Water System Operator Exams

For Operator Classification 2, 3, 4 & D: 

The Vermont water operator exam is administered simultaneously at two locations, twice a year, in the spring and fall. Registration is required.

Fall Exam Information:

Exam Date: November 3, 2023 (Friday)

Registration Deadline:  October 6, 2023 (Friday)

Fee: Class 3, 4 and D - $42

          Class 2 – NO FEE



1 National Life Drive – Dewey Building, Room 206

Montpelier, VT 05620


Rutland Regional Planning Commission

67 Merchants Row

Rutland, VT  05702


Montpelier – Class 3, 4, & D Exams, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM *Please Arrive by 8:30am *

      Class 2 Exam 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM        *Please Arrive by 1:00pm *


Rutland – Class 3, 4, & D Exams, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM *Please Arrive by 8:30am *

Class 2 Exam 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM        *Please Arrive by 1:00pm *

To register, complete the form and submit to the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division at the address at the bottom of the application. If applicable, include a check or money order payable to the “State of Vermont”.


Computer Based Exams

In addition, the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division has partnered with Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) and PSI Online to provide certified computer-based exams that may be scheduled at various locations in Vermont and throughout the country at the convenience of the examinee. 

To register for an exam, please click on the appropriate exam type below and you will be directed to a site with information about scheduling an exam appointment, navigating the computer-based exam, finding a test location, and reviewing important identification requirements and security policies. 

Vermont Locations are:

                                       1. Burlington Tech Center, 52 Institute Rd, Burlington VT 

                                       2. H&R Block, 570 Shelburne Rd, S. Burlington VT

You may also view a short video to help ensure a positive experience with your computer-based exam.

VT Class 2     

VT Class 3

VT Class 4

VT Class D

For questions about exams, please contact Meagan Cummings (Capacity Development and Operator Certification Program Specialist) or Tom Harrington (Program Services Clerk).

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