KWEA / ABC Certification Requirements
Prior to taking a certification examination, an individual must meet four requirements:
- Must be currently employed by a water, wastewater, or industrial treatment facility.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Must have the required minimum number of years of experience for the class of examination desired.
- Must have acquired the minimum number of points for the class of examination desired. Points are awarded based on experience, education, and training.
|Class||Required Points||Required Experience|
|Training/Education||Credit Hours||Experience Points|
|1 Day of Training||6||0.0|
|2 Days of Training||10||0.25|
|KDHE Annual School (2 Days)||10||0.25|
|KDHE Annual School (3 Days)||15||0.50|
|High School Diploma or GED||12.00|
|College: Each Year or 30 Credit Hours||1.00|
|Cal State University Courses / Volume||1.00|
|Approved Semester-Long Courses||54||1.50|
|Approved 2-Year Water Tech Degree||6.00|
|Approved Training Contact Hours||40||1.00|
|Approved In-House Training**||5||0.0|
* Must be full time on the job and involved in the daily operation.
** Only 5 hours of in-house training is accepted toward renewal.
Once the minimum requirements are met, the individual must submit an examination application form and a $70 examination fee to KWEA. For information on the dates and location of examinations, call (785) 215-2530 or view the current training calendar.
If you wish to obtain a certificate through reciprocity, you must submit a completed Request for Reciprocity form. A copy of the form can be obtained by emailing KWEA. It is particularly important that you submit a copy of your certification from the state where you are currently certified. If reciprocity is awarded by KWEA, there is a $35 fee.