OWEA Voluntary Laboratory Certification Program
In the 1980's, OWEA recognized that quality people made quality effluent and other professions in the field of clean water, in addition to the operator, needed recognition and professional standards to be measured by. The first was the Voluntary Laboratory Certification Program, which is now recognized throughout the State of Ohio and has become the standard in job descriptions.
In recent years, several members took it upon themselves to develop programs for the Voluntary Certification of Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Operators and Industrial Pretreatment Inspectors. These certifications are offered to improve water quality within Ohio and to further the knowledge of individuals engaged in wastewater treatment and in the inspection of those facilities.
Below you can find information about these programs:
OWEA Voluntary Wastewater Analyst Certification Renewal
2018 - 2019 Lab Certification Renewal can be done on line starting in early November 2017. Those that have passed to a higher level in this Renewal Cycle do not have to renew.
Payment may be made by check or money order (made payable to OWEA), or by credit card.
Renewals will not be processed without payment.
Renewals are $25.00. If you do not renew by January 31, 2018, you will be required to submit $95.00 to reinstate your certification. Exceptions will only be made in extreme circumstances.
If you are unable to process your renewal online, please contact OWEA at 614-488-5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OWEA Voluntary Wastewater Analyst Certification will expire on December 31, 2017.
Renewal Deadline is January 31, 2018.
Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification Exam
The dates for the 2017 exams have been set:
Fall Exam date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Application deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017
Fall Exam date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Application deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017
City of Akron Water Reclamation Facility
2460 Akron Peninsula Road
Akron, Ohio 44313
City of Columbus Sewer Maintenance Operations Center
1250 Fairwood Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
Applications postmarked after application deadlines will not be accepted. A fee of $95.00 must accompany the application. Download the Application for Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification
Please make sure you fill out the application carefully, especially on page 2 where you are asked for Total hours hands on in laboratory work. Not completing the application properly could delay your receiving a certificate when you pass the exam.
For the need-to-know criteria, practice test, and exam reference please go to the ABC webpage at
Voluntary Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification Program Brochure
For any questions, contact Kathy Richards, Program Director, email@example.com