Jennifer Diamond, a Carson City wastewater operator serving the City’s Wastewater Division, has achieved the Professional Operator level four designation.
This certification is the first internationally recognized professional designation for water environment operators.
Earning this credential requires an in-depth evaluation of eligibility, adhering to a code of conduct, and passing the water industry’s most rigorous standardized exam. Fulfilling all of these requirements entitles Diamond the use of the “Professional Operator or PO” title and a credential that is broader in scope than a traditional state-mandated license.
“The PO certification program was created to give operators greater recognition, thereby heightening their confidence and improving their work,” said John Solvie, C2EP Chair. “By achieving this designation, Jennifer Diamond has gone the extra mile to demonstrate her competency – we hope this endorsement helps to confirm the value she provides to her utility.”
The Professional Operator certification, administered by the Association of Boards of Certification’s Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals (C2EP), is entirely voluntary, meaning that only the most dedicated water professionals opt to pursue it. Diamond serves as an example of that caliber of operator: qualified, competent, and committed to continuing her professional development. Personnel that are engaged and passionate about their profession make a difference in utility and are a key component in providing high quality water services.