Washington Certification Services administers the waterworks
certification renewal program for Department of Health. Certified
waterworks operators must renew their certificates annually by
paying a renewal fee as specified in WAC 246-292-090. All waterworks
operators eligible to renew their certificates will receive a
renewal notice via email from Washington Certification Services.
Renewals must be paid online by credit or debit card. Washington
Certification Services does not accept renewal payments by check
or money order. Renewal payments by check or money order received in
the mail will be returned.
Select the How to Renew Online link below for detailed instructions or just complete Steps 1-3 below
After verifying your contact information we have on file is correct, select the Renew Online Now
button below to begin the payment process.
To change the email the receipt is sent to: once you've signed in, click the Edit button next to the email listed at the top of the
You will be able to view and print your 2024 Validation Card, and get a copy of your receipt emailed to you, within minutes of making your payment.
Select the Get Validation Card button below to quickly access it.
Get Validation Card
A first renewal notice is sent by email in
November to the personal email address on record with
Department of Health.
The first renewal payment must be submitted online by the deadline
date listed on the renewal notice. Payments made online after the published
first renewal deadline date will be subject to a late fee.
If payment of the first renewal notice has not been received by the deadline
date listed on the renewal notice, a second and final renewal notice is sent by
first class mail. The notice is sent to the home address on record with
Department of Health. An email copy of the
final renewal notice is also sent to the
personal email address on record.
The fee for renewal by the first renewal deadline is $42.00. A late fee of $35.00 is assessed on the
second and final renewal notice for a total renewal fee of $77.00.
An employer may choose to pay a renewal fee for a
certified waterworks operator, however this is an agreement
between an employer and an employee. Failure of an employer to pay the renewal fee for a
waterworks operator by
the published deadline date will result in inactivation of the
operator's certificate and is not eligible for appeal.
Renewals must be paid online by credit or
debit card. Washington Certification Services
does not accept renewal payments by check or
money order. Renewal payments by check or money
order received in the mail will be returned.
Online payments are accepted November through
February. Waterworks Operator Certification
Renewal Notices will be sent via email
November. Operators do not need a renewal
notice to pay renewal fee. The online renewal log-in screen can be accessed in several ways:
Follow these instructions to pay your
waterworks operator renewal fee online:
1. At the Waterworks Renewal Payment log-in screen enter your last name and
waterworks certification number. Do not enter
the zeros listed on your validation card in
front of your certification number.
2. The system will verify whether you are eligible to renew your certificate. If eligibility is
approved you can select Pay With Credit/Debit Card.
3. You are now on a secure
bank site. On the
Make a Payment screen enter
contact and credit card information for whoever
is making the payment. Information entered here
will not change the operator's certification
4. When the payment process is complete print the
Web Receipt Confirmation for your records.
Your account statement will show a charge from
GRCC Special Events Epay.
5. A receipt will also be sent to the email address provided on the payment screen.
6. All online renewal payments must be submitted by the deadline date on the renewal notice.
7. If Washington Certification Services is notified after the last day of February that payment
made before the last day of February has been rejected by the credit card company, the
certificate will be non-renewable.
Your online payment will usually
be processed within 10 business
days. After it is processed you will
be able to access your validation
card online. An email notice
will be sent when processing is
After the renewal payment is processed, the
operator will be able to access their
certification validation card online.
The card identifies an individual as a certified
Waterworks Operator in Washington for the
renewal year and can be printed or saved as a
document on a computer.
Services maintains each waterworks operator's
contact information and notifies Department of
Health of all changes.
It is your responsibility
to notify Washington Certification Services of
changes in home address, email address, or
Most of the important waterworks
certification program information is now
distributed by email.
Failure to provide a valid home or email
address, or submit changes, does not constitute
an excuse for waiver of the late fee assessment,
failure to renew a certificate, or failure to
demonstrate professional growth.
Department of Health will not consider
appeals from operators who did not provide or
update home and email addresses.
View the current mailing and email address on
record by logging in to your online
Professional Growth Report. If the
information is not accurate, complete and submit
Waterworks Operator Information Change Form.
By January 1st of the renewal year, all
prior year certifications will remain temporarily valid for two months. A
waterworks operator certificate will
be invalid, non-renewable, and inactivated if:
Waterworks operators have over three months to pay the annual renewal fee.
During that time they receive at least two
renewal notices by email and a second and final
notice by first class mail. Failure to pay the renewal
fee by the final deadline date is not eligible for
appeal to Department of Health.