Certification for Water Treatment Industry Professionals


WQA certification, a voluntary credentialing process, demonstrates your commitment to high professional standards, growing your expertise, and improving your customer service. 

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The Value of Professional Certification
• Competitive advantage
• Increased knowledge
• Greater self-confidence
• Credibility with customers
• Sets an example for employees and colleagues
• Increases professionalism of one's company and the industry 
• Saves time and money by reducing errors in the field and the resulting call-backs
• Allows managers and business owners to focus on strategic goals by empowering employees to make day-to-day decisions in the field


To achieve any WQA-certified designation, the candidate must complete the appropriate course work*, pass a comprehensive exam and agree to abide by the WQA Code of Ethics for the Water Quality Improvement Industry.

Certification is valid for 3 years. To maintain certification, completion of continuing education and payment of re-certification fee is required. 

WQA membership is not a requirement for participation in the WQA Professional Certification program.

*Candidates for certification with less than two years of relevant experience must complete prerequisite training courses to be eligible for examination. While the training is structured to provide the certification candidate with a stronger understanding of the concepts and topics covered on the certification exams, completion of training does not guarantee a passing score on the exam.

If you have any questions, please contact WQA's Education Department at education@wqa.org or call us at 630-955-1589.