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CWEA Technical Certification Program
Strengthening professional competence and building public confidence
CWEA is a non-profit public benefit corporation offering vocational competency certification for personnel in the wastewater industry. Through our validated assessment system, CWEA certificate holders have demonstrated that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties of their vocation safely and effectively. Some employers require CWEA certification while others encourage it. Our certificate holders have found that certification not only demonstrates their competency, but shows their commitment to the profession, and helps with job advancement.
CWEA offers certifications in the following wastewater vocations:
(Click on links to download the Candidate Handbook for each vocation.)
|Biosolids Land Application Management (1 grade)||171 KB|
|Collection System Maintenance (4 grades)||1.3 MB|
|Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist (3 grades)||376 KB|
|Environmental Compliance Inspector (4 grades)||304 KB|
|Industrial Waste Treatment Plant Operator (3 grades)||157 KB|
|Laboratory Analyst (4 grades)||241 KB|
|Mechanical Technologist (3 grades)||287 KB|
Certification Application and Examination Information:
Before scheduling an exam, you need to have done the following:
- Applied for the TCP exam through CWEA (Apply now)
- Paid the TCP examination fee
- Been notified of your eligibility to sit for the exam
For information on applying for a CWEA exam, call (510) 382-7800, ext. 126, 8 am–5 pm (Pacific Time), Monday–Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.