Renew Your Vermont Drinking Water License
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Operators of public drinking water systems in Vermont are required to earn and maintain a Vermont drinking water certification. Certifications are valid for three years and are categorized based on water type, treatment, and population of the water system.
Vermont drinking water licenses are broken down as follows:
Class 1A (Groundwater): Systems with ion exchange for water softening, cartridge filters, and/or limestone contractors.
Class 1B (Groundwater): Systems with Disinfection from Chlorine or UV (including standby capability).
Class 2 (Groundwater): Disinfection with Chlorine or UV (including standby capability), ion exchange for softening and/or limestone contactors.
Class 3 (Groundwater): Disinfection by means other than Chlorine or UV, sequestering or filtration of manganese or iron, fluoridation, corrosion control, pH control, air stripping, granular activated adsorption, ion exchange and/or aeration.
Class 4A1 (Surface water or GWUDI): Systems with bag filtration, cartridge filtration, membrane filtration, slow sand filtration and/or similar technologies approved by the Secretary that do not use coagulants.
Class 4A, 4B, 4C (Surface water or GWUDI): Systems using rapid sand filtration. Class depends on the population served. Class 4A serves 25-500 people, Class 4B serves 501-3,300, and Class 4C serves more than 3,300.
Class D: Systems purchasing all of their water or operators who only work on the Distribution System.
Choose any course and start for free. Only pay to receive your certificate confirming your completed hours.
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How to Renew a Vermont Drinking Water Operator License
Vermont Drinking Water Operators must complete up to 20 hours of continuing education every three years in order to renew their license. For Class 2, 3, 4, and D operators, no more than 50% of the required hours may be taken online.
- Class 1A: No continuing education hours needed for renewal
- Class 1B: 3 hours required
- Class 2: 10 hours required with no more than 5 hours completed online
- Class 3, 4A, 4A1, 4B, 4C and D: 20 hours required with no more than 10 hours completed online
License renewal deadline is May 31, every three years.
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How continuing education courses work
Create your account
Complete the form on this page to create a personal account.
Select a course
From within your account, choose from a list of state-approved courses. All courses are free. Start and switch as often as you’d like.
Complete your course online
Our course material is 100% online. Study at your own pace according to your schedule, using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Report your hours
Upon course completion, you’ll receive a certificate that confirms you completed your continuing education hours.
You choose from a list of relevant Vermont drinking water courses after you create an account.