We’ve made a few posts recently about Water Treatment Operator License Reciprocity. Today’s post will answer the question, “Does Nevada recognize water treatment licenses from other states?”
The short answer is yes. You’ll need to submit an application with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s Burea of Safe Drinking Water.
Following is some information that will help you navigate the process of seeking reciprocity. First, you must meet the eligibility requirements. Next, you apply for reciprocity and provide information about your current certification/license and training history. Finally, your application package will be evaluated by the NDEP.
To be eligible, you must:
- Have a current license from another state, territory, or country (licensing authority);
- Have taken an exam to receive the license;
To verify NDEP requirements for your license, visit NDEP’s Operator Requirements web page.
How to Apply for Reciprocity
- Complete the Application For Water Treatment / Distribution Operator Certificate.
- Provide a copy of current active certificate(s) from another jurisdiction.
- Submit a $57 Reciprocity Review fee.
Mail all documents to:
NDEP BUREAU OF SAFE DRINKING WATER
901 SOUTH STEWART STREET, SUITE 4001
CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89701
The Evaluation Process
As a part of the evaluation process, the NDEP may:
- Request information from the licensing authority to substantiate your current license status; and
- Determine the level or class of NDEP certification that your current license would equivocate to when reciprocity is granted.
If you have any questions, please contact the NDEP Burea of Safe Drinking water at 775-687-9527.
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