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Your Michigan Certificate Renewal Fees

Updated April 16, 2015

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 Additional $65 per Year
MWEA'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 MWEA 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 MWEA members. Since TCP is a program running within MWEA 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 MWEA 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 $65 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 2015 it will cover any certificates you may hold that expire July 2015. Renewal notices are mailed 2-3 months before certificates expire, so you will need to pay the non-member fee again during the January 2015 certificate renewal cycle.

If You Are Not An MWEA 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.

MWEA membership is an affordable and valuable step in the right direction. The advantages, opportunities, and knowledge available through our Association are unequaled and available right here in Michigan. As a Member Association of the Water Environment Federation you’ll be part of an international network of over 40,000 water professionals worldwide.

MWEA helps you satisfy both your personal and professional goals and develop leadership skills while accumulating a knowledge base that is truly extraordinary. Unlike many job and business opportunities, there is no limit to how far you can go, and how much you can accomplish, in MWEA. Your future is in your hands.

Membership in MWEA will provide you with the power boost you need to stay on top of a changing political, economic, and global environment. It offers opportunities and personal challenges you can’t get on the job by providing networking opportunities with other professionals who do what you do everyday.

Michigan Water Environment Association has members from every facet of the water industry engineers, operators, plant supervisors, scientist, students, construction firms, suppliers, industrial representatives, maintenance personnel, professors, computer training firms, consultants, and government representatives. There is someone in MWEA who does what you do. MWEA understands your problem, needs, and concerns and we’re ready to help you be all that you can be.

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