WHAT IS A PO?
Professional Operator (PO) is the designation awarded to C2EP-certified water environment industry operators signifying they have met the most rigorous standards of their profession. To earn the PO title, operators must pass the relevant C2EP certification exam and meet specific education and job experience requirements.
C2EP’s Professional Operator program offers certification in water treatment, distribution, collection, and wastewater treatment operations. Each of these certification types consists of four classes of certification ranging from Class I to Class IV, with Class IV reflecting the highest level of job complexity and operational requirements.
C2EP awards the PO designation to operators earning certification in any of the four certification types, regardless of class. All PO certifications are based on North American water environment operator job task analyses.
WHY DO I NEED A PO?
This unique offering creates new opportunities for career advancement. C2EP’s standardized certification and the PO designation make skills transferable and allow for uniform recognition of professional credentials. Earning a PO is a smart career move that may increase earning potential and expand job opportunities.