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South Carolina Environmental Certification Board

Board News

  • It is time to renew your license(s) for 2019-2020.

    Renewal notices for the South Carolina Environmental Certification Board have been mailed. These notices will contain your User ID only. You will need both your User ID and Password in order to renew online. If you do not know your password, and have a current email address with the Board, select the Recover/Reset My Password link to reset your password (

    The Board encourages licensees to utilize the online payment system. Online renewal is available twenty-four (24) hours a day. You can renew online at If you do not have a current email address on file with the Board, please email the Board at with your name, license number, birth year and current email address before attempting to renew your license.

    • Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator renewed on or before June 30, 2019, fee is $30.
    • Bottled Water Operator renewed on or before June 30, 2019, fee is $30.
    • Water Distribution System Operator renewed on or before June 30, 2019, fee is $30.
    • Physical/Chemical Wastewater Treatment Operator renewed on or before June 30, 2019, fee is $30.
    • Water Treatment Operator renewed on or before June 30, 2019, fee is $30.
    • Well Driller License renewed on or before June 30, 2019, fee is $50.
    • If you have more than one license to renew, you must renew each license separately.
    • After June 30, 2019, the license is lapsed and additional penalties apply.
    • Between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019, you must obtain a total of 12 hours (clock hours) of continuing education or pass an exam of the appropriate level.
  • Examination Time Extension

    As of February 15, 2018, operators taking the “A” level examination in Biological Wastewater, Physical/Chemical Wastewater, Water Distribution and Water Treatment now have four hours instead of three hours to complete the exams. All other examinations will remain at the three-hour time limit.

    At this time, there is no additional cost for the extended ‘A’ level examinations. However, beginning July 1, 2018, ‘A’ level examination fees will increase to $129 per attempt.

  • Updated Exam Study Material

    On May 1, 2017, the Board adopted the Association of Boards of Certifications new standardized exams for Biological Wastewater, Water Treatment and Water Distribution.

    For more information on testing centers, study reference materials and time extensions and fees, please look over All About The Exams (pdf).

  • Online Applications Are Now Available

    You can now submit applications online! Online applications are a fast, easy, and secure way to submit for certification to the board.

    Please visit: to start the application process.

  • Administration Citations

    New Process-Administrative citations have been authorized by the Environmental Certification Board pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws Ann. §40-23-95 (1976, as amended). These administrative citations for unlicensed practice and aiding and abetting unlicensed practice may be issued by the LLR Office of Investigation and Enforcement (OIE).

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