Find the continuing education certificates and transcripts from the events and training that WEF offers
WEF offers Continuing Education credits for its events and the successful completion of its training programs, workshops, and seminars in the water-quality field. Both members and non-members can choose from self-paced and classroom courses for entry and advanced-level training; interactive and online courses for wastewater operators; and a variety of self-study training materials in print and electronic format.
Each year approximately 28,000 people attend WEF educational events. WEF distributes nearly 10,000 continuing education credit certificates and transcripts each year.
WEF stores continuing education credit information for its members and customers according to the type of training or event.
WEF calculates education credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies. However, many states differ in the type and/or number of credits they will approve for educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WEFTEC credits are accepted. WEF applies for approval in many states and will be happy to work with individuals and Member Association on additional state approvals upon request.
What types of educational credits are available?
WEF offers continuing education units (CEUs), professional development hours (PDHs), and general contact hours as part of our large selection of training events and products. Credits can be attained by participating in training events such as; WEFTEC, Specialty Conferences, and Seminars. Credits may also be earned by participating in Webcasts and utilizing training products available through the WEF Learning Center.
How can I earn these credits?
All WEF events require some form of registration, whether it be pre-registration or onsite. Once you have signed up for an event you will be given directions for tracking your participation at the event.
Educational credits will not be recorded and documentation will not be distributed unless the attendee is a confirmed registrant of the event and the session information and attendance verification are complete as indicated in the directions provided.
Certificates and detailed transcripts will be emailed to participants within 8-10 weeks of each training event. All attendance and continuing education participation files are kept by WEF for a minimum of 7 years and can be supplied to attendees and state approval boards upon request.
WEF and its global network of Member Associations (MAs) help provide water quality professionals with the latest in water-quality education and training. WEF's diverse membership includes engineers, scientists, regulators, academics, facility managers and operators, and other professionals working in the United States and around the world.
WEF follows IACET guidelines along with state-specific regulations to achieve strict policies and procedures regarding its Continuing Education Credit Program. WEF is a founding member of the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) and retains a seat on its Board of Trustees. WEF has received approval on a national level for educational events ranging from our annual conference, WEFTEC, to products available through our distance learning program.
We have also obtained additional approvals for events and products through the APA (American Planning Association), The Florida Board of Professional Engineers, and the New York State Department of Education.
WEF’s diverse Educational Program is open to both members and nonmembers. Most events are attended by national and international audiences.
Certification Agency Contact Information
The Association of Boards of Certification’s (ABC) compilation of U.S. state and Canadian province contacts - includes name, address, phone, fax, email, and website addresses. Access your state or province’s website to review existing regulations for Wastewater Operator certification.
Your one-stop site for your Continuing Education Credit information from WEF education and training events 1-year older or more. Access historical CE Credit documentation and track multiple license numbers and state licensing renewal deadlines for professional engineers and operators.Access the CE Credit Archive
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