Certified water treatment professionals are individuals who have completed a voluntary credentialing process through WQA's Professional Certification Program. To become a WQA certified professional, the candidate must pass a comprehensive examination and accept WQA's Code of Ethics for the Water Quality Improvement Industry. WQA's program tests and certifies only individuals, not dealerships or companies. Certified professionals are typically employed by WQA member companies, but WQA membership is not required for certification.
Certified Water Treatment Representative (CWR): professional whose job focuses on solving aesthetic water problems.
Certified Water Specialist (CWS): professionals who provide solutions to “problem water” issues and health-related contaminants.
Certified Installer (CI): professionals who specialize in installing water quality improvement products.
Certified Service Technician (CST): professionals who are responsible for troubleshooting and correcting the operation of water quality improvement products.
Master Water Specialist (MWS): experienced professionals responsible for addressing advanced residential water treatment applications.
Master Service Technician (MST): experienced professionals who are responsible for troubleshooting and correcting operation of water quality improvement products for advanced residential water treatment applications.