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CWEA non-member renewal fees

Updated July 5, 2016

Why Certificate Holders are Required to Renew Each Year
The Technical Certification Program is required to generate its own revenue to cover its operating costs. Certificate application fees cover almost half of the costs while renewal fees make up the rest. Your renewal fees help to support the TCP to provide quality certification services that are up-to-date with current practices and technology, and that comply with state and federal regulations and guidelines. This, in turn, ensures that the certificate you hold remains valid and valuable.

Why Non-Members Must Pay an Addition $172 per Year
CWEA’s mission is to provide educational and information services to its members that are paid for by membership dues and fees for service. Technical certification is one of the services provided to CWEA members and also to qualified individuals who are not members. Since technical certification is a service that is available to both members and non-members it must be self-sustaining. In other words, the Technical Certification Program (TCP) must cover its own costs without any help from CWEA members. Since TCP is a program running within CWEA some overhead costs are shared. Certificate holders who are already members help to offset these cost through their membership dues and certificate renewal fees. Certificate holders who are not members are required to pay a non-member differential above the basic certificate renewal fee to help offset their portion of the overhead costs. The non-member fee needs to be paid only once each year and entitles the certificate holder to a one year CWEA membership at his or her option.

How Certificate Renewal Fees Are Calculated
Certificate renewal fees are calculated according to the Certificate Renewal Schedule given on the opposite side of this sheet. If you are not a current Association member, or your membership expires before the Certificate Renewal Date, then you must also pay a flat $172 non-member fee. The non-member fee needs to be paid only once a year and covers all certificates you hold that expire within a year of the Certificate Renewal Date. For example, if you pay the non-member fee when renewing certificates that expire January 2017 it will cover any certificates you may hold that expire July 2017. Renewal notices are mailed 2 months before certificates expire, so you will need to pay the non-member fee again during the January 2018 certificate renewal cycle.

If You Are Not An Association Member And Pay The Nonmember Fee You May Become A Member At No Additional Cost
Payment of the Non-member Fee entitles you to an annual Association membership at no additional cost. However, you must indicate that you would like to become a member by checking the box to the left of the Total Amount Due given on the front side of this sheet. As an Association member you will receive CWEA’s quarterly Watewater Professional, bi-monthly E-Bulletin, access to the online membership directory, and qualify for discounts on CWEA training and educational events, conferences, and publications. Certificate holders in Michigan become Michigan Water Environment Association Members (for more information about MWEA membership contact MWEA at www.mi-wea.org