Public Exam Pricing & Schedule

Fees for Public Sessions

Certified Water Specialist (CWS) $340.00 $185.00 $155.00
Certified Installer (CI) $340.00 $185.00 $155.00
Certified Water Treatment Representative (CWR) $340.00 $185.00 $155.00
Certified Service Technician (CST) $340.00 $185.00 $155.00
Certified Cooler Technician (CCT) $340.00 $185.00 $155.00
Master Water Specialist (MWS)  $340.00 $185.00 $155.00

Registration Deadlines

Payment must be received by 5:00 p.m. Central time on the 6th business day prior to the testing session (5:00 p.m. on Thursday for a Friday session the following week, for example) for all exams. Exams at the annual convention may require earlier registration; please see individual registration forms for more information. Registrations received after the deadline may not be accommodated.

The Water Quality Association reserves the right to cancel any examination session if fewer than five (5) people are registered by the registration deadline as explained above.

Discounts for Multiple Persons from Same Company at Same Exam Session

A multi-person discount will be given for persons pre-registered for either public or private exam sessions as follows:

  • 5 to 9 people – 5% discount
  • 10 to 20 people – 10% discount
  • 21 or more people – 15% discount

Cancellation Deadlines for Refunds

Full refunds will be made if the examinee cancels the exam registration by the cancellation deadline, which is 5:00 p.m. Central time on the 6th business day prior to the scheduled exam session. NO REFUNDS will be given if cancellation is received AFTER cancellation deadline. NO REFUNDS will be given for "NO Shows" who don't appear for registered exams.