Modular Education Program (MEP)

 
  • Accelerated. Developed by top learning design experts to educate water treatment professionals faster than either on-the-job training or book learning alone can.
  • Manageable. Delivered in “bite-sized” courses that can be easily integrated into the daily routine of full-time workers.
  • Practical. Built to maximize job performance through a combination of reading and doing.
  • Portable. With coursework and supporting materials that are accessible via the Internet anytime and from anywhere.
  • Inclusive. With training plans for professionals at every level, regardless of whether they are also pursuing certification.
  • Path-Oriented. With specific educational pathways for non-technical staff, sales & marketing personnel, installers, service technicians and system designers.   

Who should use the MEP?

  • New hires 
  • Non-technical support staff
  • Sales & marketing 
  • Installers & service

Enroll & Get Started with the MEP in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Determine education and training goals. If your goal is to improve knowledge and skills, consider working step-wise through the individual modules, beginning with the Basics. If your goal is to get certified, select the learning path that matches the appropriate certification title.  Designate the learners, mentor, and the group administrator.

  2. Complete the enrollment form.
    (NOTE: Due to precautions related to COVID-19, the WQA Professional Certification & Training team is working remotely and cannot accept orders by fax or mail. Credit card orders may be placed via email or over the phone. Please email education@wqa.org or call John McCartan, WQA’s Training & Programs Coordinator, at (630) 955-1589).

  3. Receive login information via email.

  4. Begin learning on tablet, laptop, or desktop computer!

**MEP Completion is a prerequisite for WQA Professional Certification. Certification requires completing the MEP and passing the appropriateNot sure you're ready to buy? Request a Select your job role at the bottom of the graphic, then follow that role through the curricula, left to right, to find your learning path.

 

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  • MEP pricing is per person/per certificate or per learning path. To access courses, purchase either a certificate (Basics, Fundamentals, etc.) or a learning pathway (e.g. Certified Water Specialist education). Access is available for one year from the date of purchase.      To get certified:
    Learning Path  Full Path Accelerated Accelerated +  Already Certified
    Certified Water-Treatment Representative (CWR) Education
    (Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Sales Modules)
     $315  $385 
    $700
    $260  $320
    $580
    $235  $285
    $520
    $155  $190
    $345
    Certified Water Specialist (CWS) Education
    (Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Design Modules)
     $365  $445 
    $815
    $315  $380
    $700  
     $285  $350
    $640 
     $185  $225
    $410 
    Certified Installer (CI) Education
    (Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Installation Modules)
    $365  $445
    $815
    $315  $380
    $700  
    $285  $350
    $640  
    $185  $225
    $410 
    Certified Service Technician (CST) Education
    (Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Installation Modules)
    $365  $445
    $815
    $315  $380
    $700 
    $285  $350
    $640 
    $185  $225
    $410 
    Certified Cooler Technician (CCT) Education
    (Includes Basics, Fundamentals, Cooler Tech Modules) 
    $365  $445
    $815
    $315  $380
    $700 
    $285  $350
    $640 
    $185  $225
    $410 
    *Red = Core Member Pricing; Bold = E-Member Pricing; Regular = Nonmember Pricing
    Pricing valid through 12/21/2019

    *Pricing does not include certification exams. For more experienced personnel, accelerated paths through the MEP are available. Take this short survey to see if you are eligible for the accelerated paths for experienced personnel. Successful completion of the Basics Assessment test is required for all accelerated paths. If you are eligible, complete the recommendation form and return to WQA with your enrollment form. The estimated time saved for the accelerated paths is about 19 hours for Accelerated, 24 hours for Accelerated Plus, and 30 hours for the Already Certified (AC) paths. 
    To improve knowledge and skills:
    Individual Certificates Core          E-Member Nonmember
    Basics $105 $130 $235
    Fundamentals $130 $160 $290
    Sales $80 $95 $175
    Design $130 $160 $290
    Installation $130 $160 $290
    Service $130 $160 $290
    Advanced - Design $130 $160 $290
    Advanced - Service $130 $160 $290