Certified Water Technologist (CWT) is a recognized designation awarded by the Association of Water Technologies (AWT). The CWT program is the highest professional credential in the commercial and industrial water treatment field. The CWT designation assures that a water professional possesses a core body of knowledge and has extensive professional experience in all aspects of water treatment.
Guardian strongly supports the CWT program, and every one of our technical sales engineers and inhouse design engineers is either CWT certified or actively working to meet the criteria for the certification. Our personnel are active members of various AWT boards, have published technical papers in the national magazine read by other CWTs around the country, and have presented at national symposiums.
To become CWT certified, water treatment professionals must have five or more years of experience in the water treatment industry, successfully pass a rigorous science and practical knowledge exam, and provide references from industry professionals and customers they have worked with in the past. CWT certification must be maintained every five years through continuing education, demonstrated knowledge, and work in the water treatment industry.
Certified Water Technologists display five key characteristics:
Demonstrate professional, credible and trustworthy behavior
Promote cutting-edge technology
Perform duties with integrity
Promote collaboration and networking
Continually raise industry standards