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Recertification and Renewal

Renew Your Certificate Online
To renew online you must have your customer ID number (located on the top-right of your renewal notice) and your password (your first initial then last name, no space, try all caps or all lower case).
Renewal Fees and Schedule
Fee break down per grade level.
In-House Training
You can use the training you get at work to satisfy the continuing education requirement. 
CWEA Conferences
Check the CWEA conference listings for a schedule of upcoming conferences and training events.

Other Training Opportunities
If you are interested in a training event that does not fit any categories mentioned here,  ask the training organization to get their program pre-approved by CWEA. If approved you can be certain that we will accept your contact hours. For additional information please contact CWEA at (510) 382-7800 x107.

Trainer and Upcoming Training Event Lists
CWEA has pre-approved a number of water, wastewater, and safety training organizations. If you receive training from one of these organizations, we will accept the contact hours they issue as long as the training is related to your certification. The same applies to all accredited colleges, universities and vocational schools. The lists also include some upcoming training events. Check the list for your state below.

Trainers List
Ongoing Distance Courses
Approved Training Organizations
Schools, Colleges, & Universities
Training and Educational Programs Approved for Contact Hours

Michigan List Download
Hawaii List Download

Training Relevancy Chart
The Training Relevancy chart shows what type of training is acceptable for each CWEA certified vocation. If you are attending a training by a Contact Hour approved training provider, then use this chart to see if it is acceptable for your vocation. This chart is also useful for trainers who need to determine the relevancy of their training.  
Certification Renewal Fee Information
Fast facts regarding your certification, renewal and membership fees.
General Info About Recertification and Renewals
You must renew your certificate every year to keep it current by paying the renewal fee. Renewal notices are mailed every month for three months prior to your certificate renewal expiration date. Certificates renewed one month after the expiration date is subject to a late $25 late fee. 

Twelve contact hours of continuing education is required every two years to renew your certificate. To learn more, please visit the Recertification Policy page.

Signed Code of Ethics Now Required to Renew Certificates
Beginning January 2006 all individuals renewing their certificates need to sign the Certification Code of Ethics. The Code will be sent with renewal reminders. See the Code of Ethics page for more information.