Happy Birthday! Environmental Operators Certification Program Turns 50

Happy Birthday! Environmental Operators Certification Program Turns 50

The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP), a member-based organization involved in the certification of operators and the classification of facilities to improve the management of water and wastewater in British Columbia and Yukon, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.

The EOCP was formed in 1966 in British Columbia by just a handful of wastewater treatment plant operators. Since then, the organization has grown to a membership of more than 9,000 operators, of whom 4,500 are currently active certified operators who oversee water and wastewater management for more than 4.2 million people in British Columbia and Yukon.

The EOCP is the only nongovernment water and wastewater certification authority in Canada funded almost entirely by its membership, facility classification and exam fees.

In this landmark year, the EOCP’s goals are to build on its strengths, which include increasing recruitment and training of operators, undertaking a systems upgrade and increasing collaboration with stakeholders to ensure an improved focus on public health and the environment.  

For more information, visit http://eocp.ca.


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