Expiration dates for National Association of Wastewater Technicians certificates have a way of creeping up on you. Believe it or not, the two years in which you have to be in compliance with NAWT to renew does come at a quick pace. NAWT wants to remind you that you will need to obtain eight continuing education credit hours to renew your NAWT certificate, which is active for two years.
OBTAINING CEU CREDITS
You can earn CEUs by taking a NAWT course or a NAWT-approved outside course. Other ways of obtaining CEUs include attending industry-related workshops or seminars. Please note that if you do attend any outside events, make sure you acquire proof of attendance, the objectives/syllabus/course outline and authorized CEU/hours, along with certificates for each event you attend so you can submit them and the NAWT renewal form to NAWT for approval. Please contact the NAWT office for further assistance.
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN
Once your NAWT certificate expires, a one-year grace period is allowed for obtaining the necessary eight CEUs. If CEUs are not obtained by the end of the grace period, renewal of the certificate cannot be granted without taking the entire course and exam again. Please note that the NAWT website automatically reports your training as expired during the grace period.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Here are some of the NAWT 2017 upcoming events:
- 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, Feb. 22 - 25, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
- NAWT Inspector Course, February 24, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
- NAWT Inspector Course, March 31 - April 1, San Marcos, Texas
- 8th Waste Treatment Symposium, Aug. 23 - 24, Apollo, Pennsylvania
- Inspector Course Sept., 8 - 9, Arlington, Texas
Visit the NAWT training page often at www.nawt.org/training.html for a complete list of upcoming training courses and to download the certificate renewal form.