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Getting Certified

Certification from the Water Quality Association offers tremendous benefits to water treatment industry professionals, including increased credibility with customers, a competitive advantage over your peers, and improved job performance through the associated training and learning activities. WQA's program tests and certifies only individuals, not dealerships or companies. WQA membership is not required for certification.

Available Professional Designations

Designation Level  Whom It's For Requirements Get Started
Certified Water Specialist (CWS) Core Professionals who provide solutions to “problem water” issues and health-related contaminants
Successful completion of MEP Basics, Fundamentals, and Design certificates
Passing grade on CWS examination
Begin pursuing your CWS designation!
Certified Water Treatment Representative (CWR)
Professionals whose positions focus on resolving aesthetic water problems Successful completion of MEP Basics, Fundamentals, and Sales certificates
Passing grade on CWR examination
Begin pursuing your CWR designation!
Certified Service Technician (CST) Core Professionals responsible for troubleshooting and correcting the operation of water quality improvement products
Successful completion of MEP Basics, Fundamentals, and Service certificates
Passing grade on CST examination
Begin pursuing your CST designation!
Certified Installer (CI) Core
Professionals who specialize in installing water quality improvement products
Successful completion of MEP Basics, Fundamentals, and Installation certificates
Passing grade on CI examination
Begin pursuing your CI designation!
Master Water Specialist (MWS) Advanced Professionals who provide solutions to "problem water" issues and health-related contaminants Minimum of one year work experience in appropriate field
Completion of MEP Advanced coursework
Passing grade on two advanced-level examinations
Begin pursuing your MWS designation!
Master Service Technician (MST) Advanced Professionals responsible for troubleshooting and correcting the operation of water quality improvement products
Minimum of two years' field experience
Completion of MEP Advanced coursework
Passing grade on two advanced-level examinations
Begin pursuing your MST designation!