GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4
CWEA Member $180 $195 $210 $225
Non-Member $372 $387 $402 $417
EXAM WINDOWS EXAM DATES APPLICATION DEADLINES
FALL October 1st – December 31st August 31st
WINTER January 1st – March 31st November 30th
SPRING April 1st – June 30th February 28th
SUMMER July 1st – September 30th May 31st

Anyone, anywhere in the United States can apply for CWEA certification. Some portions of the certification exams are specific to California.

CWEA partners with the following water environment associations to administer certification exams for
their members:

Candidates wishing to earn certification through one of those associations should be sure to use the correct application that is specific to that association.

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