OWEA Voluntary Laboratory Certification Program
In the 1980's the Ohio Water Environment Association was concerned about the control of the quality of analysts working in our treatment plants and established a voluntary certification program for laboratory analysts. This program has met with success over the years and now, although not mandated by the State, many facilities require their analysts to have OWEA Laboratory Certification. Two exam dates are offered annually.
OWEA currently has certified over 500+ professionals as a Class I, Class II, Class III, or Class IV analyst.
The dates for the 2020 exams have been set:
Application deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020 Friday, June 12, 2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Fall Exam date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Application deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020
The Application for Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification is now online! A fee of $95.00 must be paid by credit card at the time of the application or by check. Your application will not be processed until payment has been received. Any checks must be postmarked by the application deadline.
Please make sure you fill out the application carefully, especially 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
NESOWEA WW Lab Analyst Study ManualFor any questions, contact Kathy Beckett, Program Director
Voluntary Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification Program Brochure