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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

If you’re looking for optimal growth in a short amount of time, this course is perfect for you. Due to high demand, we’ve recently added many new classes to ensure there’s an option for everyone. Interested in enrolling or learning more about this course? Get in touch today, one of our team members will answer all your questions.

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LABORATORY ANALYST

A Laboratory Analyst (LAB) performs hands-on work in water or wastewater laboratories to monitor the treatment process. The goal is to frequently and consistently analyze the flow to optimize the treatment process and meet regulatory requirements.
Wastewater lab professionals monitor the quality of biological activity in the secondaries; the quality and content of biosolids and the quality of the treatment plant’s final effluent. LAB professionals ensure the treatment plant is producing good quality water that meets regulatory requirements and can be safely returned to a local river or into the ocean.
Laboratory analysts are responsible for collecting daily, and sometimes hourly, samples from the treatment plant. After tests are run, data is recorded in official treatment plant performance reports.
Those reports are formatted and submitted to local health departments, State regulators and Federal regulators. Water quality and treatment plant performance are also summarized and made available to the general public in annual water quality reports.

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Reasons to Get CWEA Certified

Our extensive CWEA Technical Certification Program is built around your major career
milestones, serving as a roadmap to achieving your professional goals. Trusted by more than 5,000 wastewater professionals, CWEA’s certification program provides assurance of professional competency, training, and safe work practices.

Many California wastewater agencies use CWEA’s certifications of professional competence as part of their hiring and promotional process, and some will require CWEA certification for employment.

Several agencies provide a pay bump when you achieve CWEA certification and additional incentives as you move-up to higher grade levels. Be sure to ask your employer about incentives.

Benefits of Certification

The benefits of certification include:

  1. Prove your competency

  2. Accelerate your career

  3. Advance the industry

  4. Meet industry standards

  5. Become an expert

CWEA is proud to offer certification programs for wastewater professionals across California’s vast wastewater industry. Each program includes increasingly advanced Grade options that demonstrate your mastery of new skills to unlock new opportunities. Many wastewater professionals collect multiple certifications to demonstrate to employers they are willing to master new skills and are ready for promotion.