Category Archive: Certification Exams

Jan 11


Have you signed up for your certification exam? Or are you just thinking about it for now? You may want to act quickly; exam registrations are only open for a short window of time. Meanwhile, here’s a short video for you to enjoy:   Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see math videos and …

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Dec 14

Counting Down…

There are only 17 days left in 2015! It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over, isn’t it? During these last couple of weeks, most of us will take the time to reflect back on our year’s accomplishments and achievements. Or, perhaps these last few weeks are the opportunity to finish up a few …

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Dec 07

Work and Holidays

water christmas tree

With only a few weeks left before the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons, people often don’t stop to think about the operators who keep the public water and sewage systems on-line and functional during their vacation time. Working through the holidays can be a pain, but we’re all thankful that someone does. Also, with …

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May 02

Career Prospects – How the Water Industry is the Next Big Thing!

Treatment Plant

In today’s economy, job opportunity and security are more important than ever. Many industries will experience a sudden increase in job availability between now and the year 2020, either due to the retiring workforce or urban growth. The water treatment and wastewater treatment industry is no exception.   The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the …

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Apr 01

Certification Exam Tips from American Water College


When preparing to take a wastewater treatment certification exam, a water distribution certification exam or a water treatment certification exam there are a few easy steps you can take to raise your confidence level and improve your test performance. By implementing these simple steps, your study time will be much more productive, and your confidence …

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Mar 07

What is the difference between a CEU, a PDH, and a Contact Hour?

In this video we explain the different between a Continuing Education Unit, a Professional Development Hour, and a Contact Hour.   Transcript:  One question we are frequently asked at American Water College what is the difference between a professional development hour, a contact hour and a continuing education unit. Well, truth be told, they’re all just …

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Mar 19

Pass Your Certification Exam – Developing a Winning Plan

Success with your certification exam

In my previous posts, we talked about Preparing to Pass, and the Seven Laws of Learning.  In this post, we’re going to take the principles that we learned and use them to Develop a Winning Plan as you approach your certification exams. There are 4 steps to developing a winning plan: Step 1: Identify required …

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