Benefits of Professional Certification through WQA

Industry Professionals:  What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive advantage

  • Increased knowledge for interacting with customers

  • Greater self-confidence

  • Credibility with customers

  • Sets an example for one’s employees

  • Raises the level of professionalism of employees and the industry

  • Saves time & money by reducing errors in the field & the resulting call-backs


"One of the most important things in our industry." Greg Reyneke, Red Fox Advisors

"Giving them a feather in their hat." Joe Huemann, WQA 2021 Lifetime Member Award recipient

"...Being certified gives us an operational edge over the competition that does not go through the certification process... The certification gives us a bit of credibility that is outside the industry..."  

Eric Smith, MWS, General Manager Cleanwater Corporation of America dba Culligan Water Conditioning 

"I do make Water Quality Association (WQA) Professional Certification mandatory. The WQA Certified Water Specialist (CWS) education program is one of the most... comprehensive ways to give someone who has never been in this industry enough knowledge to compete competently in our field."

Kelly R. Thompson, MWS, CI, President, Moti-Vitality