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  • Education & Training > SWRCB Adopts WDR 2006
    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 Education Training SSO WDR Training SWRCB Adopts WDR SWRCB Adopts Waste Discharge Requirement On May 2 2006 the State Water Resources Control Board SWRCB adopted a General Waste Discharge Requirement WDR for all publicly owned sanitary sewer collection systems in California with more than 1 mile of sewer pipe The goal of the WDR is to provide a consistent statewide approach for reducing Sanitary Sewer Overflows SSOs The WDR requires that In the event of an SSO all feasible steps be taken to control the released volume and prevent untreated wastewater from entering storm drains creeks etc If an SSO occurs it must be reported to the SWRCB using an online reporting system developed the SWRCB Note All spills greater than 1000 gallons still must be reported to the Office of Emergency Services as is currently required All publicly owned collection system agencies with more than 1 mile of sewer pipe in the State develop must develop a Sewer System Management Plan SSMP The WDR specifies mandatory elements that must be included in the SSMP The SSMP must be made publicly available The above is just a summary of key provisions in the WDR You are encouraged to review the full text and requirements to understand how your collection system agency will be affected by the WDR The final document should be available by Monday May 8 2006 on the SWRCB web site at http www waterboards ca gov sso The WDR contains a schedule for implementation of the online reporting and SSMP requirements Below is a summary of the schedules The schedules initially proposed by the SWRCB were much tighter than those shown below At the public hearing on May 2 2006 the SWRCB agreed to modify the schedule based on its recognition that training is needed to assist with the successful implementation of the online reporting and SSMP development and based on the wastewater communities stated commitment to provide such training CWEA CASA SCAP BACWA CVCWA and the League of California Cities will be working to develop training materials to assist collection system agencies with understanding the reporting requirements and SSMP requirements contained in the WDR More details on these materials will be made available in the near future Implementation Schedules On Line Reporting All Collection System Agencies are required to begin on line reporting by October 2006 within 6 months of WDR adoption unless the State Water Board Executive Director enters into a memorandum of

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  • Certification > Certificate holders > Recertification & renewal > Renew
    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 Recertification renewal Renew Your Certificate Renewal Fees Updated July 16 2016 Why Certificate Holders are Required to Renew Each Year The Technical Certification Program TCP is required to generate its own revenue to cover its operating costs Certificate application fees cover almost half of the operating costs renewal fees make up the rest Your renewal fees help to support the TCP to provide quality certification services that are up to date with current practices and technology and that comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines This ensures that the certificate you hold remains valid and valuable First renewal notices are mailed three months before the certificate expiration date Why Non Members Must Pay an Additional 164 per Year CWEA s mission is to provide educational and information services to our members We use the membership dues 164 to cover the costs of these services We offer the technical certification as one of the services for CWEA members we also certify qualified individuals who are not members As mentioned above TCP must be self sustaining Certificate holders who are already members help to offset the TCP s operating cost through their membership dues and certificate renewal fees Certificate holders who are not members are required to pay a non member fee above the basic certificate renewal fee to help offset their portion of the overhead costs Non member fees must be paid only once each year and cover all certificate renewals for that year Certificate holders who wish to may use the non member fees as membership payment thus becoming CWEA members and having access to all the benefits and services How Certificate Renewal Fees Are Calculated Certificate renewal fees are calculated according to the Certificate Renewal Schedule given on the opposite side of your renewal notice If you are not a current CWEA member or your CWEA membership expires before the Certificate Renewal Date you must pay the additional non member

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  • CWEA Computerized Certification Tests
    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 Computer Based Testing Taking a CWEA Test with CWEA In 2009 CWEA launched the first technical certification test on a computer Computer Based Testing CBT allows candidates to take control of when and where to take their CWEA certification test CWEA certification tests are delivered at Pearson VUE testing centers which provide a carefully controlled and comfortable testing environment allowing candidates to take the test under peak performance conditions As more of the workforce retires and demand for newly certified personnel increases more pressure will be placed on the industry to develop a qualified pool of certified professionals and to get them on the job as quickly as possible Computerized testing meets those needs better than traditional paper and pencil programs CBT will allow us to incorporate graphics and media make the test content more realistic and familiar to our test takers All of this will result in greater reliability of the tests to screen for competency and minimize possible testing errors e CBT Demo Click on the link left to see a Flash version of the demo Or if you would prefer download and install the demo directly onto your PC Click on the Download the Demo link also left select save when the message box pops up and save the file to your computer Below that you ll find a link to a How To manual that will take you through the installation process step by step The demo is shorter than the real tests but otherwise provides an accurate sense of how the actual exam will look and feel On your test day if you d like more guidance you may take advantage of an optional 15 minute tutorial containing instructions about how to use the different function buttons on the exam screen Here are some screenshots from that tutorial For computers running Windows only Download the Demo How to Install the Demo Demo Screenshots Be Ready for Test Day Here are some facts and tips you should know before scheduling and taking your test so nothing about your test day will be a surprise What to Expect at the Testing Center Watch a video showing you what to expect at a Pearson VUE testing center CWEA doesn t require biometric scanning or a photo but you do need to show an official photo ID e g driver s license or passport Also you won t be able to bring personal items into the testing area except for a calculator that meets the requirements of the Calculator Policy below Lockers are provided for personal items You can also take a virtual tour of a Pearson VUE testing center Policies From how to apply what to bring to the testing center how to

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  • Certification > Certificate holders
    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 Certification Code of Ethics The Code of Ethics and Procedures have been revised as of January 28 2006 Since the Code has been revised CWEA is no longer requiring certificate holders or applicants to Code until 2007 Those renewing their January 2006 certificates no longer need to sign the Code and may renew as usual The CWEA Code of Ethics establishes basic standards of values and conduct for certificate applicants and certificate holders The Code applies only to CWEA certificate holders The intent of the Code is to identify the circumstances that may compromise the reliability of CWEA s certification process to establish or certify the minimal competency of a certificate holder or applicant Any action of a certificate holder or applicant that

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  • Certification
    book sources Member Leader Resources Board of Directors Committees Local Sections Event Calendar Leader Resources Awards Scholarship Orientation to CWEA Home How to Become Certified CWEA CBT Test Sites CWEA CBT Test Sites California Test Sites A A Computers Inc Santa Clara California Abram Friedman Occupational Center Los Angeles California Advance Career Development San Jose California Amfasoft Corporation Santa Clara California Ascolta Irvine California ASI Networks Inc City of Industry California Bakersfield College Bakersfield California Blue Star Learning San Diego California Brand Consulting Group LLC Glendale California Cal America Education Institute Los Angeles California California Institute of Arts and Technology San Diego California Career College Consultants Inc Los Angeles California Citrus College Glendora California Coastline Community College Garden Grove California Coleman College San Diego California Computer Education San Diego Inc Escondido California DeVry University Fremont California Dotson s Bookkeeping Orange Cove California DynTek Services Inc Newport Beach California EdNet Career Institute Inc Canoga Park California Educational Resources Advancement LLC Daly City California Empire College Santa Rosa California Expert Networks Inc Chatsworth California EZ Network Systems S El Monte California Image X Goleta California Integrated Digital Technologies Corp Glendale California Invisible IT Inc Mountain View California Irvine Valley College Irvine California IUOE Local 39 Training Center San Francisco California Lighthouse Learning Solutions Visalia California New Horizons Computer Learning Center Culver City California New Horizons Computer Learning Center Burbank California New Horizons Computer Learning Center Sacramento California New Horizons Computer Learning Center Anaheim California OfficeStar Computer Training Center Salinas California Oxnard College Oxnard California Pearson Professional Centers Anaheim LA CA Anaheim California Pearson Professional Centers Fresno CA Fresno California Pearson Professional Centers Gardena LA CA Gardena California Pearson Professional Centers Oakland CA Oakland California Pearson Professional Centers Ontario LA CA Ontario California Pearson Professional Centers Pasadena LA CA Pasadena California Pearson Professional Centers Redding CA Redding California Pearson Professional Centers Roseville Sacramento Roseville California Pearson Professional Centers Sacramento CA Sacramento California Pearson Professional Centers San Diego North CA San Diego California Pearson Professional Centers San Diego CA San Diego California Pearson Professional Centers San Dimas LA San Dimas California Pearson Professional Centers San Francisco San Francisco California Pearson Professional Centers San Jose CA Milpitas California Pearson Professional Centers Santa Maria CA Santa Maria California Pearson Professional Centers Westlake Village LA WestLake Village California PUENTE Learning Center Los Angeles California Questivity Inc Santa Clara California Shasta College Redding California Sicher Global Solutions Inc Sunnyvale California Sky Walk Inc Sacramento California Southern California University SOMA Los Angeles California Synergy Information Solutions Palm Desert California Technical Training Resources San Diego California Technology Development Center Ventura California TechSkills LLC San Jose California Unitek Education Sacramento California Unitek Information Systems Fremont California USA Expedition Sherman Oaks California Valley Network Solutions Fresno California WCP Inc Santa Cruz California Wise Guys PC Training Ceres Modesto California Hawaii Test Sites Heald College Honolulu Hawaii Honolulu Community College Honolulu Hawaii Maui Community College Vitec Kahului Hawaii Pearson Professional Centers Honolulu HI Honolulu Hawaii Secure Technology Hawaii Inc Honolulu Hawaii Michigan Test

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  • Member & Leader Resources > I’m a member
    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 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 Member Leader Resources I m a member I m a

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  • I'm a member > Wastewater Professional > Contribute an article
    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 Member Leader Resources I m a member Wastewater Professional Contribute an article Contribute an article The Wastewater Professional accepts articles that are of interest to CWEA members Typical topics include local section and committee news member updates such as career

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  • I'm a member > Wastewater Professional > Advertise
    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 Member Leader Resources I m a member Wastewater Professional Advertise Advertise Let CWEA help you showcase your company s products and services to thousands of people in the wastewater industry Our

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