9400.0800 Substitutions For Qualifications


Published: 2015

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9400.0800 SUBSTITUTIONS FOR QUALIFICATIONS.


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Subpart 1.

Experience in a system or type S facility substituted for experience in a facility.

When a person applies for a certificate to operate a facility, at least 50 percent of the experience required in part 9400.0700 for the class of certificate requested must have been obtained in a facility. The other 50 percent may be obtained in a type S facility or a system. The classification of the type S facility or system the applicant operated must not be more than one class below the class of certificate requested.


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Subp. 1a.

Experience in a facility substituted for experience in a system.

When a person applies for a certificate to operate a system, at least 50 percent of the experience required in part 9400.0700 for the class of certificate requested must have been obtained in a system. The other 50 percent may be obtained in a facility, but not in a type S facility. The classification of the facility the applicant operated must not be more than one class below the class of certificate requested.


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Subp. 2.

Education substituted for experience.

A person who applies for a Class A, S-A, B, S-B, C, or S-C certificate may substitute education for experience according to the formula in this subpart.

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A.

Except as noted in item B, the experience required in part 9400.0700, subparts 2 to 7, will be reduced by one month for the successful completion of 40 contact hours of correspondence courses or other courses relating to water supply or wastewater treatment from an accredited institution in chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, or sanitary engineering or in the physical or biological sciences.


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B.

In no event shall such education be substituted for experience so as to reduce the experience requirement to:

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(1)

less than one year for Class A, S-A, B, S-B, C, S-C, D, S-D; or


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(2)

less than three months for Class E.




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Subp. 3.

Experience substituted for education.

One year of experience in the operation of a system or facility may be considered as equivalent to one year of high school. Experience which is substituted for education cannot also be used to satisfy the experience requirements.