Private Exam Pricing & Schedule

Fees for private sessions (USA and Canada)

Certified Water Specialist (CWS) $490.00 $270.00 $220.00
Certified Installer (CI) $490.00 $270.00 $220.00
Certified Water Treatment Representative (CWR) $490.00 $270.00 $220.00
Certified Service Technician (CST)  $490.00  $270.00 $220.00
Certified Cooler Technician (CCT) $490.00 $270.00 $220.00
Master Water Specialist (MWS)  $490.00  $270.00 $220.00


Private Exam Sessions Outside USA and Canada

Examinees are responsible for all shipping costs. Please contact the education department to discuss rates and options: (630) 505-0160 or


Requests for private testing session must be received in WQA office at least three weeks prior to the desired test date. 

Exams must be prepaid and be pre-scheduled. Exams must be taken on schedule as approved by WQA.

Video Proctoring

WQA is pleased to now offer video-proctored exams that can be conducted from the comfort of your own office. If you meet the minimum requirements listed below, then fill out the request for video-proctored exams form. 

(Note: Please contact Daniel LeBlanc, WQA’s Professional Certification Coordinator, to check on the availability of video proctering. He can be reached at (630) 929-2508 or by emailing
Minimum requirements for video-proctored exams: 
  1. computer with a video camera and audio,  
  2. internet access, and  
  3. quiet room without any technical books or materials in surroundings. 

Private Proctoring

The examinee is responsible for securing an exam proctor. Proctors must be approved by WQA and will be instructed by WQA of requirements for WQA exam proctoring. Read the proctor selection guidelines (domestic or international), exam pricing, and fill out the request for exams form. 

Proctor payment is the responsibility of the company/individual requesting the private exam session. Exams may not be taken on premises of the company employing the examinee or any private premises owned by the company, the examinee, or person related to the examinee.

Discounts for Multiple Persons from Same Company at Same Exam Session

A multi-person discount will be given for persons pre-registered for either public or private exam sessions as follows:

  • 5 to 9 people – 5% discount
  • 10 to 20 people – 10% discount
  • 21 or more people – 15% discount

Cancellation Deadlines for Refunds

Full refunds will be made if the examinee cancels the exam registration by the cancellation deadline, which is 5:00 p.m. Central time on the 6th business day prior to the scheduled exam session. NO REFUNDS will be given if cancellation is received AFTER cancellation deadline. NO REFUNDS will be given for "NO Shows" who don't appear for registered exam.