Frequently Asked Questions about the MEP

How does the learner benefit from becoming professionally certified by WQA?
Employees of water treatment companies who have earned a WQA professional designation report feeling more confident and increased credibility in dealings with customers. They also benefit from being listed in WQA's directory of certified professionals.

How does the employer benefits from having professionally certified employees?
Water treatment companies who invest in hiring or training certified professionals enjoy increased confidence in their personnel's knowledge and reduced call-backs from customers.

Why is the Modular Education Program (MEP) a more effective learning method than the textbook-based approach?
The MEP is a more effective learning method than its predecessor, the textbook-based approach, for four primary reasons: (1) The training is customizable, and learners can practice with their actual customer data, focusing on the contaminants and water chemistry relevant to their region. (2) Learners pick up real-world skills through hands-on learning. The materials are presented in short, discrete courses that gradually build in technical difficulty as the learner progresses. (3) The material is accessible online, so there's no need to carry books around. (4) Activities are designed to addresses the specific learning needs of various job roles typically found in a water treatment company.

What are the accelerated paths and who are they for?
The accelerated paths were developed so that a professional's formal education and industry experience be taken into account when determining their learning path.

How much does the MEP cost?
MEP pricing is per learner/per certificate or per learning path. Full subscriptions are only $350 for learners who are employed by WQA member companies and just $150 for currently certified professionals interested in adding another certification title.

How long does the training take to complete?
The amount time required to complete the training depends on the number of learning activities on the selected learning path. Many of the learning activities can be completed in 20-30 minutes.