The Water Environment Federation appreciates your interest in our growing Continuing Education Program. We are pleased to offer continuing education certificates and transcripts to those who participate in our educational programs.
Continuing Education Program Overview
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, plant 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 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 in every state for educational events ranging from our annual conference, WEFTEC®, to products available through our distance learning program.
We have also achieved additional approvals for WEF events by the APA (American Planning Association), The Florida Board of Professional Engineers, and the New York State Department of Education. WEF offers:
- Between 12 and 20 multiday Specialty Conferences and Seminars annually
- WEFTEC, the world’s largest annual water quality Technical Conference and Educational Exhibition, hosting nearly 20,000 attendees
- A series of annual Water Sector Security Workshops since 2002 through EPA and DHS grants
- 20 webcasts each year on various water quality topics
- 14 interactive courses available through our Distance Learning Program (Web based training)
WEF’s diverse Educational Program is open to both members and non members and each event is attended by a national and international audience.
- Average annual attendance for WEF educational events totals approximately 28,000
- WEF distributes nearly 10,000 CEU & PDH certificates and transcripts each year
WEF offers Continuing Education credits for 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 training courses for wastewater operators; and a variety of self-study training materials in print and electronic format.
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 web site addresses. Access your state or province’s web site to review existing regulations for Wastewater Operator certification.
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.