The WQA Professional Certification program helps consumers and employers identify individuals in the point-of-use/point-of-entry water quality improvement industry who have demonstrated a certified level of professional expertise and are dedicated to high professional standards. WQA certification is a voluntary credentialing process. To achieve any WQA-certified title, the candidate must pass a comprehensive exam and accept the WQA Code of Ethics for the Water Quality Improvement Industry.
Benefits of Certification to the Water Treatment Professional
Levels of WQA Certification
To achieve any WQA-certified title (CWS, CI, CSR), a person must pass a lengthy exam and agree to abide by the WQA Code of Ethics for the Water Quality Improvement Industry.
Who can become WQA-certified?
WQA's program tests and certifies only individuals, not dealerships or companies. WQA membership is not required for certification.
How do I prepare for a WQA certification exam?
Most people prepare for exams through home study. Click here for a list of suggested study materials for the exams.
Where can I take a WQA certification exam?
Go to the Upcoming Exams page for more information, including exam pricing and guidelines.
How long is my certification valid?
All certifications are valid for 3 years. Certified personnel must recertify by obtaining continuing education credits. The process and policies are explained in detail in the Recertification area.