Accelerated Paths

The Water Quality Association has developed accelerated paths in order to allow experienced members to test out of the lower levels of MEP. A member is considered "experienced" based on industry experience, academic training and if they have already been professionally certified.

The flow chart below shows the different paths that a member can take based on their experience in order to be eligible for WQA's professional certification examinations.

*Assessment test will be part of the Accelerated Basics Module. The fees for the different paths vary. Please see the table below for details.

 ​ Full Path  Accelerated  Accelerated + Already Certified 

Certified Water-Treatment Representative (CWR)
(Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Sales Modules)

$315
$385
$700
$260
$320
$580
$235
$285
$520
$155
$190
$345

Certified Water Specialist (CWS)
(Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Design Modules)






$365
$445
$815





$315
$380
$700
$285
$350
$640
$185
$225
$410

Certified Installer (CI)
(Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Installation Modules)


Certified Service Technician (CST)
(Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Service Modules)

Bold = Core Member Pricing
Normal = E-Member Pricing
Italic = Non-Member Pricing
Pricing valid through 12/21/18

Certified Cooler Technician (CCT)
(Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Cooler Tech Modules)

All pricing is for a 1-year subscription and does NOT include exam fees