Exams & Study Guides

2020 State of New Mexico Water/Waste Water/Sampler Certification exams 

Exam Dates: 

Friday, January 31st, 2020 in Las Cruces, NM (Exam Registration deadline is December 31, 2019) 

Friday, April 17th, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM (Exam Registration deadline is March 18th, 2020) 

Friday, June 12th, 2020 in Espanola, NM (Exam Registration deadline is May 13, 2020)

Friday, September 18th, 2020  in Albuquerque, NM (Exam Registration deadline is August 19, 2020)

Friday, November 13th, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM (Exam Registration deadline is October 14, 2020) 

Friday, November 20th, 2020 in Las Cruces, NM (Exam Registration deadline is October 21, 2020) 

Please go to https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/uocp-exams/ for exam applications and a complete 2020 exam schedule.

Operator Study Guides are available for free download below.

About Exams

Register for all Certification Exams through the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) by completing their Exam Application Packet (below). Your materials must be received by NMED before the application deadline date, which is generally 30 days prior to the exam date. You are able to test for all levels of certification on each exam date. Be sure to bring the registration postcard that will be mailed to you by NMED, proof of training credits, and one form of photo identification to the exam.

We cannot register you for Certification Exams through our office. This must be done through NMED using the Exam Application Packet below. For more information about exams please contact the NMED Operator Certification Program Office (505-222-9575).


NMED Certification Application (PDF)

NMED Utility Operators Certification Program Information

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