EXAM PREPARATION

Preparing for success

The key to passing a certification exam the first time is through preparation and using all resources available to you to study. Check out these tools that will help you take your exam with confidence and prepare you for success.

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NTK CRITERIA

The PO Need-to-Know Criteria (NTK) describes the core competencies covered on certification exams and lists exams specifications as well as reference material that should to used to prepare for the exams. 

Candidates can use the NTK to identify exam content areas and the level of comprehension needed for each content area. 

WATER DISTRIBUTION
NTK CRITERIA

WATER TREATMENT
NTK CRITERIA

WASTEWATER COLLECTION
NTK CRITERIA

WASTEWATER TREATMENT
NTK CRITERIA

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FORMULA 

CONVERSION 

PO examinees are provided with a formula and conversion table during the exam. The table contains helpful math formulas, unit conversions, and common abbreviations that may be present on the exam. 

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Study guides

In partnership with AWWA and WEF, study guides were created to help operators prepare for taking certification exams.

EXAM REFERENCES

When developing exam material, subject matter experts use reference sources. These same sources can be used to prepare for exams or learn more about specific concepts.

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QUESTION EXAMPLES

Sample questions are a great way to prepare for exams. While these sample questions are not on any exam and they are not necessarily representative of current exam content, they can help familiarize yourself with a certification exam format.

What to expect

PO exams can be completed through PSI testing services, including testing at PSI test centers, web-based testing, and remote proctoring (coming soon!). 

COMPUTER CENTER TESTING

REMOTE PROCTOR TESTING

WEB TESTING DEMO

Contact

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info@professionaloperator.org

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