GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4
CWEA Member $91 $96 $101 $106
Non-Member $283 $288 $293 $298

All certifications must be renewed annually. Certifications expire one year from the last day of the month in which the certification was earned. Renewal notices are mailed to certification holders three months before the expiration date. Certification holders can pay their renewal online by logging into their mycwea.org account or by mailing their renewal notice with a check or credit card information to the CWEA office.

Certification holders are required to meet Continuing Education (CE) requirements. This requirement is met by completing 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of vocation-related education or training every two years.

Certifications that have been expired for more than three months are subject to a $25 late fee. If a certification holder does not meet the renewal requirements within two years of their expiration date their certification will permanently expire. To become certified once again, the individual must re-apply for certification and pass the exam. It is the certification holder’s responsibility to ensure that his or her certification remains valid.  There are no exceptions to these policies.

Certification holders are required to meet Continuing Education (CE) requirements. This requirement is met by completing 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of vocation-related education or training every two years. Certification holders may submit up to 50% (6 contact hours) of the required contact hours in safety related training. One contact hour is defined as 50 minutes of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

Individuals holding more than one CWEA certification can apply the same contact hours to each certification as long as the training is relevant to each vocation.

Any kind of training is acceptable as long as it is related to the vocations in which certification is held. CWEA may send contact hour certificates to Subject Matter Experts to determine relevancy.

In-house training can be used to meet this requirement as long as standard Safety Tailgate meetings do not exceed 50% (6 contact hours). In-house training includes any training that is conducted by an employer, or a trainer contracted by an employer. Click here for a sample document of how In-house training should be submitted. The document should be on company letterhead and signed by a supervisor or trainer.

  • Login to Your Account
  • Select “My Certification” from the Left Hand Side
  • Select “Add Credits”
  • Select Your Certification from Program Code
  • Enter Name of Company that Hosted the Training under Training Organization
  • Enter Number of Credits
  • Enter Training Title
  • Enter Date of Activity
  • Upload Certificate of Completion
  • Save
  • Repeat Process if Uploading Hours for Multiple Certifications

SUBMIT CONTACT HOURS

Proof of contact hour completion must contain the following:

  • The name of the training organization
  • The training title
  • The name of the attendee who completed the program
  • The number of contact hours earned
  • The date of completion
  • An official signature or stamp from the training organization, instructor’s signature is acceptable

Any documentation that does not meet these guidelines will not be accepted.

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