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How to become certified

Steps to Get Certified
Wondering how to get CWEA certification? Interested in the different CWEA certifications you can earn? Start here
Program Policies
Check the policies for information about rescheduling or canceling tests, test site restrictions, renewal information, and other important policies
Code of Ethics
A signed certification Code of Ethics is required to become certified. Those renewing January and July 2006 do not need to sign the Code to renew.  
Plant Maintenance Grade IV Split into Electrical/Instrumentation Grade IV and Mechanical Technologist Grade IV
Beginning January 2007 the single management level Plant Maintenance Grade IV will be replaced by two separate specialty certifications: Mechanical Technologist Grade IV and Electrical/Instrumentation Grade IV.
Handbooks
Candidate Handbooks summarize qualifying criteria, test content areas, study references, and much more. All certificate applicants should be familiar with the candidate handbook for their vocation.
Applying for Certification
Tests are administered within quarterly windows throughout the year. The deadline to apply is one month before each testing window. 

Test Window Application Deadlines Test Dates
Spring February 28 April 1 - June 30
Summer May 31 July 1- September 30
Fall August 31 October 1- December 31
Winter November 30 January 1- March 31
Preparing for the Test
CWEA offers a number of opportunities for you to prepare for your certification test including in-person study sessions, study guides, specialty conferences, and free Candidate Handbooks. Find out more about preparing for your test.
Test Sites
There are a number of test sites throughout California, Hawaii, Michigan and Missouri.. View list of testing sites.

 

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