The Department offers six grades of water operator license. Five of the grades are for public water system operators. One grade (Grade VI) is for public water system authorized backflow preventer testing and repair technicians. Anyone who tests or repairs backflow preventers with test ports, installed to protect a public water system from backflow, is required to hold a Grade VI license.
All licenses expire December 31st of each odd-numbered year.
For continuing education info, please contact Mike Wentink at firstname.lastname@example.org or (308) 535-8135.
To renew a license, the license holder must:
Grade V licensees are exempt from the continuing education and renewal requirements. All other licensed operators must obtain the number of continuing education hours as follows:
To qualify for a license as a water operator in Nebraska you must:
Application for Water Operator Training Courses and Exams (This form opens in Rich Text Format (RTF) allowing you to edit and save to your hard drive.)
COURSES - Click here for the latest course listings.
An application for license reinstatement to practice as a water operator is required if your license has been revoked, expired, placed on inactive status, lapsed or voluntarily surrendered without disciplinary action.
The individual must re-take and re-pass the examination in order to have a license reinstated if:
Reinstatement Application (This link takes you to the Nebraska Dept. of Environment and Energy website.)
For continuing education information, scope of practice, eligibility, and reinstatement please see the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) web page here
Mike Wentink, Training & Licensure OfficerPhone: (308) 535-8135E-mail: email@example.com
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Water Operators
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.