Commercial Water Treatment Field Exam
The CWT exam is the only legally defensible exam that represents the highest professional credential in the industrial and commercial water treatment field. Designed and tested by AWT, it provides professional recognition for individuals involved in water treatment and technology to indicate to the general public, co-workers, employers and others that an individual has achieved a certain level of experience, knowledge and education in the water treatment industry. The CWT designation assures that water professionals possess a core body of knowledge and have extensive professional experience in all aspects of water treatment.
Remote Testing Now an Option
Candidates are now able to select locations such as universities, community colleges or local testing centers to take the CWT exam. You may still take the exam during one of the three times it is administered by AWT (Annual Convention or one of the two Regional Training Seminars) but now have the option of taking it closer to home. For more information on this new feature, please contact Chip Kazmerowski at (800) 858 6683.
CWT Exam Registration Now Available!
There are three opportunities in 2005 to become a CWT. Join the more than 200 water treatment professionals who already share this distinction! The dates and locations are as follows:
2005 Regional Training Seminars
March 6, 2005 - The Westin Atlanta North, Atlanta, Georgia (8:00am - noon)
April 17, 2005 - The Doubletree Guest Suites Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (8:00am - noon)
2005 AWT Water Technologies Convention and Expo
September 25, 2005 - Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California (8:00am - noon)
If you are already attending either the Convention or one of the Regional Training`s and simply wish to pursue professional certification, follow this link to the Registration Form (pdf file). Don`t miss your opportunity to be recognized as one of the Industry`s finest.
Attention potential CWT candidates! The Candidate Handbook (pdf file) contains all relevant information on certification, the CWT exam, application review, and also contains 10 sample test questions. Please refer to this handbook if you plan on taking the exam or are in any stage of the application process.
If you are currently a CWT, there are new ways to accumulate the required credits for recertification:
- Attend AWT Convention
- Attend AWT Regional Training
- Attend the IWC, CTI, ASHRAE, ASHI or NACE Convention
- Company-sponsored training programs, training seminars for your customers or clients on safety or water treatment-related issues
- Attend a training seminar or related workshop (RO Training, Pesticide Training, Boiler Maintenance, Cooling Tower Design, NACE Corrosion Seminars)
- Publish a technical article or present a technical paper at a convention
- Publish a technical water treatment book
- Take college courses of subject matter related to water treatment.
For more in-depth information on the requirements please contact AWT at (800) 858-6683 to request a recertification form.
Certified Water Technologists (CWTs)
Click here to search a database of those individuals who have earned the CWT designation, a national certification distinguishing them as leaders in the field of industrial and commercial water treatment. These individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the field of water treatment by participating in this voluntary program designed to verify the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities required by a water treatment professional.
Since 1995, AWT has provided testing and background requirement checks toward achievement of CWT (Certified Water Technologist) designation. CWT is the first independent certification of its kind in the industrial and commercial water treatment field and requires extensive knowledge of and experience in all aspects of water treatment. The program continues today, with over 118 individuals having earned the certification and over 297 engaging in the process.