Building Robust Certification Programs
The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) Certified Water Technologist (CWT) is a program that requires recertification every five years. When MSP started managing AWT, there was a lack of industry awareness of the CWT, and the recertification process was long and cumbersome.
To overcome these hurdles, MSP:
- Helped AWT expand recognition of CWTs by conducting an awareness campaign with facilities managers about the value of hiring a CWT.
- Worked with several states to have the CWT included as a requirement in their bid specs.
- Created easy-to-follow handbooks that give step-by-step instructions about the process, and designed an online system that makes it easier for individuals to submit and track their CEUs.
The number of CWTs has doubled since we began working with AWT.