Professional certification enhances organizational competencies, increases public confidence, demonstrates commitment to the profession, and is important to professional development and career advancement. The water quality sector is no exception to the explosive growth in professional certification being seen across all sectors. CWEA certifies over 5,000 wastewater professionals in California.
Haaker Equipment Company, a manufacturer of equipment and parts in the municipal, industrial and contractor sectors, has signed up to become the lead supporter for CWEA’s Certification Program for 2016. Haaker’s sponsorship will allow CWEA to continue providing certification programs that are relevant and responsive to the needs of employers and water quality professionals.
“We are proud to partner with the CWEA and believe that the strong base of our industry comes from the professional development opportunities that are available. At Haaker Equipment Company we believe that our people are the most valuable part of our business, and we encourage our team to always look for their own opportunities to learn more and to demonstrate their commitment and achievements through professional certification. Therefore, partnering with the CWEA in this area was an easy choice.” -Robin Haaker, Vice President Business Development
CWEA offers certification in 7 water quality occupations at various levels. Exams are developed and revised on a regular basis by highly qualified water quality practitioners who are experts in their fields. Candidates are tested on their knowledge skills and abilities at over 100 computer-based testing centers in California, Michigan, Hawaii, Missouri, and Alaska. Tests can be scheduled on almost any day and results are given right after the test. Certificates of competence are issued to candidates who successfully pass the exam and meet experience and education requirements.
CWEA Certification categories include:
- Collection System Maintenance Technologist (Grades 1-4)
- Mechanical Technologist (Grades 1-4)
- Electrical Instrumentation Technologist (Grades 1-4)
- Laboratory Analyst (Grades 1-4)
- Biosolids Land Application Management (Grade 1)
- Environmental Compliance Inspector (Grades 1-4)
- Industrial Treatment Plant Operator (Grades 1-3)
“The CWEA certification program continues to expand with more and more water professionals achieving their certification each year,” said Elizabeth Allan, CWEA’s Executive Director. “We appreciate Haaker for providing their support for our programs and for being such a strong supporter of clean water professionals.”
Haaker Equipment Company is a leading supplier of sewer cameras, Vactor truck rental services. sweepers, sewer cleaners and pipe inspection equipment. Haaker provides over 40 years experience with locations in La Verne, California; Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona, For more information please visit: www.haaker.com.
- Certification – cwea.org/cert
- Haaker Equipment – haaker.com
- CWEA Sponsorship Programs – CWEA.org/media
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