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  • Certification > How to become certified > Preparing for the test > Resources
    to CWEA Home Certification How to become certified Preparing for the test Resources Certification Resource Links The following list of test prep resources is provided for the convenience of CWEA certification candidates The materials listed are published by third parties and CWEA is not responsible for the content of the listed resources If you know of any online resources that might help certificate candidates please email email protected Thanks Federal Regulations Code of Federal Regulations Online Federal Register Online California Codes and Regulations California Codes California EPA State Water Resources Control Board Biosolids Land Application Management Process Design Manual Land Application of Sewage Sludge and Domestic Septage A Plain English Guide to the EPA Part 503 Biosolids Rule Environmental Compliance Inspector EPA Publications The National Environmental Publications Information System National Service Center for Environmental Publications Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Sector Notebooks Guidance for Developing Control Authority Enforcement Response Plans Federal Water Regulations 40 CFR 403 General Pretreatment Regulations 40 CFR 122 6 Storm Water Discharges Industrial User Permitting Guidance Manual EPA 12mb PDF 40 CFR 433 Metal Finishing Point Source Category Clean Water Act Search the Clean Water Act Sec 1317 FWPA Sec 307 Toxic and Pretreatment Effluent Standards Sec 1342 FWPCA Sec 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Test Prep Flash Cards based on Larry Whitney s ECI Test Prep Class Presentation http www flashcardexchange com user view 93280 USEPA NPDES Training POTWs and the Dental Mercury Discharges The Pretreatment 101 Series Pretreatment Standards Local Limits Development The Pretreatment 101 Series Overview of Pretreatment Standards The Pretreatment 101 Series Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program The Pretreatment 101 Series POTW s Procedures for Conducting Compliance Monitoring The Pretreatment 101 Series Industrial User Waste Survey Procedures Management of Unused Pharmaceuticals and the Proposed Universal Waste Rule 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan Update for State and Regional Pretreatment Coordinators The Pretreatment 101 Series POTW s Procedures for Conducting Compliance Inspections Collection System Maintenance Cal Trans Manual of Traffic Controls Manual of Traffic Controls for Construction and Maintenance Work Zones 1996 Mastering Cut Sheets Mechanical Technology Books including Audel s Mechanical Trades Pocket Manual Maintenance Troubleshooting Hazardous Energy Lockout Tagout Lockout Tagout OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910 147 The control of hazardous energy lockout tagout 29 CFR 1910 333 b Working on or near exposed de energized parts Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout Tagout OSHA Booklet Confined Space Regulations and Safety Confined Space Regulations Title 8 CCR Section 5156 Confined Space Regulations Title 8 CCR Section 5157 Confined Space Regulations Title 8 CCR Section 5158 Management Topics These are link to web sites that cover some of the management topics covered in the grade III IV certification tests Delegation Productivity Time Wasters Progressive Discipline Gender Based Communication PDF Management Books The following books cover the majority of management knowledge covered in the grade III IV certification tests Effective Supervisory Practices Better Results Through Teamwork fourth edition Manage for Success Utility Management MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Certification > How to become certified > Preparing for the test > Formula sheets
    sponsorship opportunities SSO SSMP SSMP SSMP database SSO electronic reporting Links to other training opportunities Certification What is certification Benefits of prof certification Benefits to employees Benefits to employers How to become certified Steps to get certified Program policies Handbooks Applying for certification Preparing for the test Study sessions Study guides Resources Formula sheets How passing scores are determined Certificate holders Recertification renewal Training calendar Program policies Wastewater trainers educators CWEA trainers In house trainers All other trainers Links Career Resources Jobs Job seekers Jobs available Career resources Other job sites Scholarships Why Certification Employers Post announcements HR Resources Why certification for my employees 63 HR tips links New to wastewater career How to start your career Become an operator Why certification Links CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Fast facts Mission vision values Constitution Scholarships Programs of work Local Section Local section leaders Map Web sites Committees Committee descriptions Committee contacts Board of Directors National Assoc WEF Related Associations Contact Staff Learn about water quality the wastewater industry The Water Cycle Model In the classroom beyond Wastewater treatment plants Treatment process Buy a list of CA plants Award winning plants people Careers in water quality Regulations in California Junior Water Quality Others who care about water quality How Do I Join Benefits of membership Who are we Value of membership Frequently asked questions Join NOW Contact Staff Board Links Bookstore CWEA Certification study guide Wastewater treatment plant operator study guide Other CWEA books Books referenced in CWEA study guides Links to other wastewater book sources Member Leader Resources Board of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Home Certification How to become certified Preparing for the test Formula sheets Formula sheets Download formula sheet given on each test Although

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  • Certification > How to become certified > Test results notification > How passing scores are determined
    Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Home Certification How to become certified Test results notification How passing scores are determined How passing scores are determined The Pass Point The test pass point is the minimum score required to pass a certification test The pass point is also known as a cut score or passing score Pass points for CWEA certification tests vary with each test but usually they fall between 60 and 80 of all test items answered correctly The pass point for each vocation and grade level is set independently Also each version or form of a test will have its own pass point Different versions are given each time the certification test is administered How Pass Points Are Set A modified Angoff Method is used to determine the pass point for each version of each test The modified Angoff Method uses expert judgments to determine the difficulty level of the test The easier the test the higher the pass point Likewise the more difficult the test the lower the pass point The following is a basic outline of the modified Angoff Method some details have been omitted A group of Subject Matter Experts SMEs independently rate each test question within a given test The ratings are defined as the probability or likelihood that an acceptably minimally competent person with the requisite education and experience will answer the question correctly An acceptably minimally competent person is defined as someone who adequately performs all job functions safely and requires no further training to do so The SMEs review each test question as group A consensus is reached for the rating of each test question During this time the SMEs review comments submitted in writing by test takers Any test question that is judged to be ambiguous has more than one correct answer or has no correct answers is eliminated from the scoring process for that test These test questions are then revised for future use re classified or deleted form the test item bank After the data are refined the final step is to calculate the mean or average of all the test question ratings This becomes the overall pass point estimation Why Use Modified Angoff Each version of a given certification test pulls questions from a test item bank Each of these questions vary in difficulty Because a different mix of questions is used in each test the overall difficulty level is not fixed Thus it is important to make sure that the varying difficulty level is reflected in the pass point of each test to ensure that test results are reliable Test reliability is concerned with the reproducibility of results for each version of a given test In other words for a test to be reliable it must yield the same result pass or fail for the same individual under very similar circumstances For example imagine you take a certain grade level test and pass it Immediately after completing this test you

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  • Certification for Wastewater Professionals
    house trainers All other trainers Links Career Resources Jobs Job seekers Jobs available Career resources Other job sites Scholarships Why Certification Employers Post announcements HR Resources Why certification for my employees 63 HR tips links New to wastewater career How to start your career Become an operator Why certification Links CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Fast facts Mission vision values Constitution Scholarships Programs of work Local Section Local section leaders Map Web sites Committees Committee descriptions Committee contacts Board of Directors National Assoc WEF Related Associations Contact Staff Learn about water quality the wastewater industry The Water Cycle Model In the classroom beyond Wastewater treatment plants Treatment process Buy a list of CA plants Award winning plants people Careers in water quality Regulations in California Junior Water Quality Others who care about water quality How Do I Join Benefits of membership Who are we Value of membership Frequently asked questions Join NOW Contact Staff Board Links Bookstore CWEA Certification study guide Wastewater treatment plant operator study guide Other CWEA books Books referenced in CWEA study guides Links to other wastewater book sources Member Leader Resources Board of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Home Certification Certificate holders Training calendar Training and Education Programs Approved for Contact Hours Training session may be approved for contact hours as long as it is relevant to the essential duties of the specific discipline certified by CWEA We have developed a list of training opportunities approved by CWEA for continuing education If there is a training session you believe should be approved for contact hours please email us at email protected org and we will forward the request to subject matter experts for approval In house training does not require pre approval For

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  • Certification > Certificate holders > Program policies
    before the existing test appointment will cause you to lose all test fees You will also be required to pay an additional fee to reschedule within the testing window Call the CWEA office if you must reschedule transfer your existing test appointment in a different testing window Test Transferring outside your testing window Rescheduling an existing test appointment in a different testing window is called transferring Only two transfers are allowed for each candidate per year You do not need to pay a fee to transfer to the next testing window If you transfer your test appointment a second time or if you transfer your appointment to a testing window other than the next one you will pay an additional test delivery fee You will lose your application fee if you do not notify CWEA to transfer your test application within 5 business days after your testing window ends Retest Instructions Candidates who need to take their tests again must submit an application and the appropriate fees All candidates must skip at least one testing window before retesting To be eligible to use the Retest Application candidates must schedule the new test within the same year as the original test If you will retest more than a year after your original test date you will need to fill out the regular test application Submit the appropriate form to CWEA along with the appropriate testing fees and wait to receive your approval letter You will then be able to schedule your test Test Cancellations Instructions To cancel your test application or appointment you must notify CWEA in writing with a signed letter you may email or mail a phone call will not be sufficient Your written request must be received at the CWEA office before your test window begins if you wish to avoid losing all the fees you have paid If you have a scheduled test appointment with Pearson VUE you must contact them directly to cancel your appointment in addition to notifying the CWEA office Refunds with an administrative fee deducted will be mailed within four weeks There are no exceptions to this policy DO NOT LOSE YOUR FEES The following will cause you to lose your test fees Failing to appear at your scheduled test appointment Arriving at the testing site without a current government issued photo ID Arriving at the testing site 15 minutes after your scheduled test appointment If you missed your test appointment arrived 15 minutes or more late or did not have proper identification you will need to pay a delivery fee This fee is required if you would like a new test appointment authorization code Item Appeals Candidates can appeal specific test questions by using the function Flag to Enter a Comment during the test in the Comment Review screen You are allowed to add comments about any question as long as you have time remaining CWEA staff and subject matter experts will review the comments Test Result Notification Immediately after your test

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  • Certification > Wastewater trainers & educators > CWEA trainers
    job sites Scholarships Why Certification Employers Post announcements HR Resources Why certification for my employees 63 HR tips links New to wastewater career How to start your career Become an operator Why certification Links CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Fast facts Mission vision values Constitution Scholarships Programs of work Local Section Local section leaders Map Web sites Committees Committee descriptions Committee contacts Board of Directors National Assoc WEF Related Associations Contact Staff Learn about water quality the wastewater industry The Water Cycle Model In the classroom beyond Wastewater treatment plants Treatment process Buy a list of CA plants Award winning plants people Careers in water quality Regulations in California Junior Water Quality Others who care about water quality How Do I Join Benefits of membership Who are we Value of membership Frequently asked questions Join NOW Contact Staff Board Links Bookstore CWEA Certification study guide Wastewater treatment plant operator study guide Other CWEA books Books referenced in CWEA study guides Links to other wastewater book sources Member Leader Resources Board of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Home Certification Wastewater trainers educators CWEA Trainers CWEA Trainers New Certificate of completion and cover letters that print from an Excel spreadsheet of attendees Issuing Contact Hours CWEA or local section training does not need to be pre approved CWEA trainers can issue contact hours for any CWEA local section training event Training will be accepted for recertification only if it is related to the vocation To help you determine what will be accepted download the list of training subjects for each vocation Although this page has tools to help CWEA trainers issue contact hours it s left to the trainer or training organization to determine the best way to issue

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  • Certification > Wastewater trainers & educators > In-house trainers
    in California Junior Water Quality Others who care about water quality How Do I Join Benefits of membership Who are we Value of membership Frequently asked questions Join NOW Contact Staff Board Links Bookstore CWEA Certification study guide Wastewater treatment plant operator study guide Other CWEA books Books referenced in CWEA study guides Links to other wastewater book sources Member Leader Resources Board of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Home Certification Wastewater trainers educators In house trainers In house trainers In house Training Can Be Used To Meet CWEA Re certification Requirement CWEA requires all of its certificate holders to complete 12 contact hours 1 2 CEUs of vocation related education or training every two years In house training can be used to meet this requirement and does not need to be pre approved by CWEA In house training includes any training that is conducted by an employer or a trainer contracted by an employer Vocations certified by CWEA Collection Systems Maintenance Plant Maintenance Mechanical Technology Electrical Instrumentation Environmental Compliance Inspection Laboratory Analysis Industrial Waste Treatment Plant Operations Biosolids Land Application Management CWEA cannot accept any training unless it addresses these vocations because certificate holders need training that is relevant to the vocations in which they are certified Essential Duties The Essential Duties list the types of skills that are performed in each vocation Any training that is relevant to at least one Essential Duty within a vocation will be acceptable Training that is not relevant to the Essential Duties of a vocation will not be accepted and cannot be used to meet the re certification requirement Download the Essential Duties Training Accepted for Continuing Education Any kind of training is acceptable as long as it is related to the Essential Duties of one of the vocations certified by CWEA We have developed a growing list of acceptable training and education for each of the vocations certified by CWEA If there is a type of training that you think should be on the list but is not contact us a t The training will then be reviewed and included on the list if it is related to a CWEA certified vocation Download Training Relevancy List PDF Cross Training Training that is outside the vocation i e cross training will only be accepted as part of the continuing education requirement if it is also relevant to the Essential Duties of the vocation For example a lab analyst training cannot be used to meet the Collection System Maintenance re certification requirement unless it has some relevance to the Collection Systems Maintenance Essential Duties If so the training would be acceptable for both vocations Safety training is most commonly applied to multiple vocations Contact Hours for Multiple Certificates Individuals holding more than one CWEA certificate can apply the same contact hours to each certificate as long as the training is relevant to at least one Essential Duty in each vocation Certificates of Completion Once training

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  • Certification > Wastewater trainers & educators > All other trainers
    career How to start your career Become an operator Why certification Links CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Fast facts Mission vision values Constitution Scholarships Programs of work Local Section Local section leaders Map Web sites Committees Committee descriptions Committee contacts Board of Directors National Assoc WEF Related Associations Contact Staff Learn about water quality the wastewater industry The Water Cycle Model In the classroom beyond Wastewater treatment plants Treatment process Buy a list of CA plants Award winning plants people Careers in water quality Regulations in California Junior Water Quality Others who care about water quality How Do I Join Benefits of membership Who are we Value of membership Frequently asked questions Join NOW Contact Staff Board Links Bookstore CWEA Certification study guide Wastewater treatment plant operator study guide Other CWEA books Books referenced in CWEA study guides Links to other wastewater book sources Member Leader Resources Board of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Home Certification Wastewater trainers educators All Other Trainers All Other Trainers The new Contact Hour program is a great way to make sure certificate holders keep up with changing technology and practices in their vocation It also adds value to training events because training is now required to re certify How to Get Training Approved For Contact Hours Training and educational programs must be reviewed to make sure the content is relevant to the vocation and to assign the correct number of contact hours 1 Document the following basic information Name of the instructor s if you know them at the time Name of sponsoring organization Date s of the event if you know the dates Timed course outline or agenda if we need more info we ll contact you An outline of the instructor s relevant training and experience You may submit this documentation in any format but we encourage you to use the Contact Hour Approval form 2 Fax mail or email the basic information listed above to CWEA TCP 7677 Oakport St 600 Oakland CA 94621 Fax 510 382 7810 Phone 510 382 7800 x119 3 CWEA will then contact you in about two weeks If you need a faster response please let us know We ll be happy to speed up the process when necessary Certificates of Completion Once training is approved you will need to issue certificates of completion that include the following information The name of the training organization The program 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 OK Why Require Pre Approved Training Pre approval helps to make sure that you can offer contact hours to your group and it enables trainees to be sure that the training they attend will be accepted by CWEA Any training that is related to the vocations and is of reasonable quality should be

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