Public Drinking Water Branch

Drinking Water Operator Training Voucher Program

As of August 2004 the Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides funding to help operators who work for public water systems serving populations of 3,300 or less obtain and renew their certification(s).

Voucher funds are available to nearly 1,500 water systems through a voucher system. Each Water Treatment system receives $950 worth of voucher funds and each Distribution system receives $625 worth of voucher funds. Vouchers may be used as payment for drinking water operator certification, examinations and renewals as well as voucher approved drinking water training.

A list of the water treatment and distribution systems to receive vouchers for the 2014 calendar year is now available. This list is subject to change as the Operator Certification Section receives updated information. The list was last updated on Jan. 17, 2014. If you have questions, contact the Operator Certification Section at 800-361-4827 or by email.

Wastewater Treatment Operator Training Voucher Program

As of August 2013 the Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides funding to help operators who work for wastewater treatment facilities, or WWTFs, with domestic wastewater discharges of less than 1.0 million gallons/day flow and are required to be operated by a certified operator obtain and renew their certification(s).

Voucher funds are available to more than 600 wastewater facilities through a voucher system. Each system receives $625 worth of voucher funds. Vouchers may be used as payment for wastewater treatment operator certification, examinations and renewals as well as voucher approved wastewater treatment training.

A list of wastewater facilities to receive vouchers for the 2014 calendar year is now available. This list is subject to change as the department's Operator Certification Section receives updated information. The list was last updated on Jan. 17, 2014. If you have questions, please contact the Operator Certification Section at 800-361-4827 or by email.