WEF and AWWA are delighted to welcome you to Portland, Oregon, for another exciting and informative event focused on water and wastewater utilities.
This conference is jointly hosted by the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association with cooperation from the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association.
The 2024 WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference was a remarkable success. We extend our sincere gratitude to our esteemed speakers, valued sponsors, and dedicated attendees. Your contributions were pivotal. Thank you for your commitment to excellence in utility management.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the SOLD OUT 2024 WEF/AWWA YP Summit.
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WEF Education and Training
WEF provides an easy way for conference registrants to receive continuing education (CE) credits through reliable credit tracking, anytime access to CE credit documentation, and archived record keeping for state reporting. Access to CE credits for registrants will be available within 4 weeks after the conference. The direct link will be provided on the event website and via direct email immediately following the conference.
For Professional Engineers
Most U.S. state licensing boards accept WEF education and training events for engineers.
WEF also maintains Provider Status with several state engineering boards, including the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
For Professional Operators
WEF is pursuing CE credit pre-approval with several state operator licensing boards for the 2024 WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference, including CA, CO, FL, GA, OR, and WA.
Further state pre-approvals may be added up until the conference dates with the full list of state approval information provided on the UMC 2024 website.
If you are a licensed Operator seeking CE credits from a state that is not represented in our active site list, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
*States’ licensing boards encourage licensees to familiarize themselves with credit policies and requirements and to verify which events are approved or accepted in their state(s).
For more information, visit the main Continuing Education Credits page.
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