Certification and Training: Enhancing Performance and Professionalism

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This session will provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to enhancing the performance and professionalism of our workforce through certification and training. The session will provide a summary of the current status of operator certification nationally, as well as voluntary certification programs that are available to individuals in the wastewater industry. An overview of the development and current status of operator regulatory licensing programs in Utah and Georgia will also be provided. In addition, the session will describe training and certification resources that are available to wastewater treatment operators, collection system operators, plant maintenance technologists, biosolids land appliers, and laboratory analysts. Representatives from the Georgia State Board of Examiners for the Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), and Water Environment Federation will make a structured presentation, after which a panel discussion that includes feedback from the audience will be conducted

Keywords: certification; operators; professional development; training

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864709793955564

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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