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CWEA Certification Benefits Employers

Every agency has a general obligation to perform due diligence in ensuring the competency of the personnel providing the public service and working at the public facilities. A TCP certificate provides agencies with written confirmation that the holder has demonstrated a certain level of job-related knowledge, skills and abilities. It provides a documented level of assurance that employees are competent in safe work practices. TCP certification provides concrete evidence to board members and citizens that the agency is staffed with people who know what they are doing and is competitive in any comparison of quality of service.

Here is a list of just a few of the organizations that use CWEA certification:

Orange County Sanitation District
Eastern Municipal Water District
Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler CSD
Union Sanitary District
Central Contra Costa SD
Carmel Area Wastewater District
City of Redding
Encina Wastewater Authority
Carpinteria Sanitary District
Tahoe City Public Utility District
Irvine Ranch Water District
City of Newport Beach

CWEA's new Contact Hour program is a great way to make sure certificate holders keep-up with changing technology and practices in their vocation. It also adds value to training events because training is now required to re-certify. Trainers should see increased interest in attending training and all public events will be listed on CWEA's web site. Right now we have a table of public training events, but we will soon have a searchable training database.

CWEA's Mission
is to enhance the education and effectiveness of California wastewater professionals through training, certification, dissemination of technical information, and promotion of sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment.

CWEA is a tax-exempt California nonprofit corporation, and is a member association of the Water Environment Federation, and a member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance.

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