About the Modular Education Program

The MEP utilizes an interactive structure in which each learner requires both a mentor and an administrator.

The Learner's Role
The Modular Education Program (MEP) was developed to educate water treatment professionals in a method that is faster than either on-the-job-training or book learning alone can. Learners participate in "bite-sized" courses with coursework and supporting materials that are accessible via the Internet any time and from anywhere. Learners choose specific educational pathways, including options for non-technical staff, sales & marketing personnel, installers, service technicians and system designers.

The Mentor's Role
On the job training in the water treatment industry occurs as a form of an apprenticeship. The MEP incorporates this interaction through the learner participating in hands-on activites which require the mentor to provide feedback and catch any problems the learner may be encountering. The ideal mentor is one who has more experience correctly addressing issues in the field than the learner. The MEP allows for multiple mentors per learner.

The Administrator's Role
The Group Administrator's role is to monitor the progress learners are making through the program by viewing completed and open activities. Additionally, they will monitor how efficiently mentors are approving learners' activities, review learners' answers to experiential activity questions and requirements and mentors' grading and responses to the experiential activities.

MEP Price Structure

MEP pricing is per person/per certificate or learning path. Access is available for two years from the date of enrollment.

 Learning Path for Certification
Full Path
 Accelerated  Accelerated + Already Certified 
 Certified Water
Treatment Representative
(CWR)
Includes basics, fundamentals,
sales certificates

$300/member
$600/ nonmember
$250/member
$500/ nonmember
$225/member
$450/ nonmember
$150/member
$300/ 
nonmember
  Certified Water
Specialist
(CWS)
Includes basics, fundamentals,
design certificates
$350/member
$700/ nonmember
$300/member
$600/ nonmember
 $275/member
$550/ nonmember
 $175/member
$350/ 
nonmember
 Certified Installer
(CI)
Includes basics, fundamentals,
design certificates

$350/member
$700/ nonmember
$300/member
$600/ nonmember
 $275/member
$550/ nonmember
 $175/member
$350/ 
nonmember
 Certified Service Technician
(CST)
Includes basics, fundamentals,
service certificates

$350/member
$700/ nonmember
$300/member
$600/ nonmember
 $275/member
$550/ nonmember
$175/member
$350/ 
nonmember 

Individual Certificates
WQA Member Price (in USD)
Nonmember Price (in USD)
 Basics $100 $200
Fundamentals $125
$250
Sales $75 $150
Design $125 $250
Installation $125 $250
Service $125 $250
Advanced - Design
$200 $400
Advanced - Service
$200 $400