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Certification for Wastewater Professionals

button Your Path to Certification
Want to know if you got what it takes to pass a CWEA certification test before applying for it? Follow these six steps to help you make that determination.
Apply For a Certificate
CWEA is accepting applications for future testing windows. Boost your career by earning your certification in Biosolid Land Management, Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspection, Laboratory Analysis, Plant Maintenance, Electrical or Mechanical Technology. See application deadlines below.

Test Windows Application Deadlines Test Dates
Spring February 28 April 1 through June 30
Summer May 31 July 1 through September 30
Fall August 31 October 1 through December 31
Winter November 30 January 1 through March 31

Taking a Test with CWEA
Try the online demo, learn about CWEA's policies and procedures for earning your certification, view a list of testing sites available in your area as well as other useful information that will help you prepare--before you take your certification test.

Benefits of CWEA Wastewater Certification
Click on the link above to learn about all the benefits of being certified. You will also learn how CBT offers more opportunities to test and more flexibility to take your test when and where you want.
Test Content Areas-Essential Duties
CWEA certificate holders are expected to possess acceptable competency in vocation-specific subject areas known as Essential Duties. Candidates are expected to demonstrate minimum competency on the essential duties in order to earn a CWEA certification.
Renew Your CWEA Certificate Online
 It's the fastest, most convenient way to renew. Contact CWEA to get information on how to log in to your account.  Click here to learn more about the annual renewal fee.
Policies on Earning your CWEA Certification
Know what you need to know before applying for CWEA certification. Be informed about the application guidelines, testing procedures and test site policies.
Policies on Maintaining your CWEA Certification
In order to maintain your CWEA certification, you must pay an annual renewal fee and submit contact hours (continuing education) every two years. Know the CWEA certification policies before earning your certificate by clicking on the link above.
Schedule Your Test
Visit the Pearson VUE site to find a test site and schedule your test online. You may also call (888)-749-3881 during regular business hours to schedule your test.
Study Sessions and Study Guides
Study sessions are organized by CWEA Local Sections and are held periodically throughout the year to help you prepare for the exam. Bring along a CWEA study guide--now free for CWEA members--to be even better prepared.

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