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  • Career Resources & Jobs > New to wastewater career
    Leader Resources Board of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Education Training Attendees Conferences Register now Virtual trade show Speakers Conferences Call for Papers Register now Virtual trade show Exhibitors How do I Exhibit Overview opportunities Policies rules Register to exhibit NOW Virtual trade show Advertising 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

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  • Career Resources & Jobs > New to wastewater career > Become an operator
    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 Career Resources Jobs New to wastewater career Become an operator How to Become Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator To work in a public wastewater treatment plant or a private wastewater treatment plant regulated by the PUC you must have a valid wastewater treatment plant operator certificate or an operator in training certificate There are three major things that you must do to get certified You must take courses in wastewater treatment plant operations The number and difficulty depend on the certificate grade you want You must pass a written exam Wastewater treatment plant operator certification exams are given twice each year once in early April and once in early October Exams for all five grades are given at the same time at several locations throughout the state To take an exam you must show that you meet the minimum educational requirements and submit a fee and application You must meet experience requirements and submit a fee and an application for a certificate Your experience must be in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant with a valid operator certificate or operator in training certificate You may submit your application for a certificate up to four years after you pass the written exam If you have no experience as an operator you must get an Operator in Training OIT Certificate The owners of the plant do the hiring of operators usually a city county or special district You need to contact them to see if there are any jobs available Other potential sources of job listings are local newspapers local sections of the California Water Environment Association The State of California Office of Operator Certification administers the certification program for wastewater treatment plant operators that work for publicly owned facilities California water Environment Association administers the certification program for operators of privately owned industrial wastewater pre treatment facilities these are usually private companies that use water in some manufacturing process then discharge the wastewater into a sewer system More Information About Operator Careers Occupational Guide for Water and Wastewater Operators California Office of Operator Certification Operator Information Brochure PDF Operator Certification Regulations Revisions The State Water Resources Control Board State Water Board has revised its regulations in chapter 26 of division 3 of title 23 of the California

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  • Career Resources & Jobs > New to wastewater career > Why certification?
    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 Career Resources Jobs New to wastewater career Why certification Benefits of Professional Certification Professional certification can be found in almost every industry in the United States today Law construction auto repair nursing accountancy information technology training aerobic instructing social work engineering software development and association management just scratch the surface of the wide range of professions that have voluntary or mandatory certification Certification in the Wastewater Industry In the wastewater industry every employer has a general obligation to perform due diligence in ensuring the competency of the personnel providing services at public facilities Wastewater certification provides employers with evidence that the certificate holder has demonstrated a certain level of job related knowledge skills and abilities It provides a documented level of assurance that employees are competent in safe work practices Certification provides concrete evidence to board members and citizens that the agency is staffed with people who know what they are doing and is competitive in any comparison of quality of service CWEA Wastewater Certifications CWEA through the Technical Certification Program TCP develops and administers competency tests for wastewater personnel in a number of wastewater professions other than plant operations The tests are being constantly developed and revised by CWEA member subject matter experts Tests are given throughout the year in the six specialties with up to four grade levels per specialty in California Michigan and Alaska Certificates of competence are issued to successful examinees Technical Certification Program TCP History of CWEA Certification Get Certified Benefits to Employers For More Information Email Certification offered by CWEA Collection System Maintenance Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance includes Mechanical Technologists and Electrical Instrumentation Electrical Instrumentation Mechanical Technologist Laboratory Analysis Biosolid Land Application Management Environmental Compliance Inspection Industrial Treatment Plant Operations Certification For Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators To work in a public wastewater treatment plant or a private wastewater treatment plant regulated by the PUC you must have a valid wastewater treatment plant operator certificate or an operator in training certificate There are three major things that you must do to get certified 1 You must take courses in wastewater treatment plant operations 2 You must pass a written exam 3 You must meet experience requirements and submit a fee and an application for a certificate State Water Resources Control Board Office of Operator Certification P O Box 944212 Sacramento CA 94244 2120 www waterboards ca gov water issues programs operator certification Certifications Offered by SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator Drinking water operator

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  • CWEA & Water Quality > CWEA at a glance > Description of CWEA
    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 CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Description of CWEA The California Water Environment Association CWEA is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation tax exempt under section 501 c 3 of the internal Revenue Code and its California counterpart CWEA is dedicated to the educational development of its members who are wastewater professionals CWEA conducts training disseminates information produces training manuals and tests for competency CWEA has been California s leader in wastewater training and certification since 1927 Every year CWEA offers hundreds of educational events locally regionally and state wide training thousands of wastewater professionals annually CWEA also certifies wastewater professionals in

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  • CWEA & Water Quality > CWEA at a glance > Description of CWEA > Fast facts
    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 CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Fast facts Fast facts Created in 1927 CWEA is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation tax exempt under section 501 c 3 of the internal Revenue Code and its California counterpart Approximately 9 100 wastewater professionals are members of CWEA Most of CWEA s members about 80 percent work for wastewater agencies both large and small throughout the state About 13 percent work for consulting engineering firms that work closely with agencies And approximately 3 percent work for equipment manufacturers serving the wastewater industry The key benefit of members if the opportunity for professional growth and recognition through CWEA s Training events annual state wide conference regional conferences specialty conferences and local section educational events Awards programs local and state wide Publications E Bulletin an electronic member only publication offered six times a year The Wastewater Professional a print member only publication offered four times a year Study guides to assist in gaining certification Certification a complex set

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  • CWEA & Water Quality > CWEA at a glance > Description of CWEA > Mission, vision & values
    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 CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Mission vision values Mission vision values CWEA s mission To enhance the education and effectiveness of California s wastewater professionals through training certification dissemination of technical information and promotion of sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment CWEA s vision To be the premier wastewater industry association in California We will have a reputation for excellence and our members will take pride in belonging provide high quality products and services and we will be the preferred provider of training and certification be financially strong and we will have adequate resources to accomplish our mission actively seek information regarding the needs of our members and we will be responsive to their changing needs act in the best interest of the Association as a whole apply knowledge based decision making expect to be held accountable open opportunities for participation to all members plan and prepare for changing leadership and for a constantly changing pool of volunteers achieve renewal through leaders mentoring and developing their successors CWEA

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  • CWEA & Water Quality > CWEA at a glance > Description of CWEA > Constitution
    of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Education Training Attendees Conferences Register now Virtual trade show Speakers Conferences Call for Papers Register now Virtual trade show Exhibitors How do I Exhibit Overview opportunities Policies rules Register to exhibit NOW Virtual trade show Advertising 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

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  • CWEA & Water Quality > CWEA at a glance > Description of CWEA > Programs of work
    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 CWEA Water Quality CWEA at a glance Description of CWEA Programs of work Programs of work CWEA is continually working to serve its members and the wastewater and water quality industries in the state of California nationally and internationally At the very nature of the work that CWEA does is its volunteer base without which none of the work of CWEA would be possible Together the over 350 active volunteers in California and 8 professional staff members deliver services in the following categories Awards There are over 20 categories for CWEA awards which honor CWEA members and wastewater professionals in California The program serves to recognize outstanding professional achievements within the wastewater field improve the professional status of all personnel working in the wastewater industry and related fields and stimulate public awareness of the importance of wastewater treatment to public health and the water environment Awards are given at the local section level and then advance to state competition Winners at the state level are submitted to the Water Environment Federation for competition at the national level Forms delivered to all committee chairs and local section awards chairs and are available starting August 1st by contacting CWEA staff at 510 382 7800 Board The CWEA Board of Directors is made up of 16 volunteers who are elected by the CWEA membership at the Annual Business meeting and 1 who is appointed by the CWEA President These 17 volunteers work to enable an effective system of governance for matters relating to the business of CWEA provide overall direction and planning for the future provide leadership training and mentoring and improve the professional status of personnel in the wastewater industry and related fields Contact the CWEA Board of Directors Committees CWEA committees work to provide the wastewater industry and the general public with up to date technical information and training related to the water quality field Committees enable CWEA to produce and maintain conference programs technical articles for CWEA s publications a professionally sound awards program and a validated certification program Learn about each committee Conferences CWEA manages several conference and training styles to reach every profession and person in the wastewater industry including annual regional and specialty or vocation focused conferences joint conferences with other associations interested in water quality and local section and committee training events Find out about Conferences in the works Local Sections CWEA has divided the state into 17 geographical Local Sections to

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