The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) classifies Small Water Systems and certifies Operators. They are covered in this section as follows:

The EOCP has established classification systems for water and wastewater systems. It also sets standards and processes for certifying system operators, that is recognized in the Drinking Water Protection Regulation for water supply systems and facility operators.

Under the Drinking Water Protection Regulation, certification is not always required for water supply systems and operators serving less than 500 people—a small water system. If this requirement is in place, it is specified as a condition on the system's operating permit.

The EOCP does not provide training; however it has an online Career Management System to help connect trainers with those seeking training. To learn more, login in at https://www.eocp.ca.


Join the ECOP Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) to apply for exams, complete facility classification and manage your contact and billing information.

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