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2019 PA DEP Operator Certification Exams
01/01/19 - 11/21/19

The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) is offering PA DEP Operator Certification Exams on different dates and locations in 2019.  You may register for more than one exam date, but you should allow at least 30 days between exam dates so DEP has time to grade exams and send pass/fail notifications.

Register for your exam(s) through PWEA's online registration system.  Payment is required by credit card for online registrations. 

NOTE: Registration is a two-part process.  You must first complete the online registration pages and pay the registration fee in order to reserve your seat; and then you MUST complete and return the DEP Certification Exam Registration Form within 10 work days in order to select the tests you wish to take.  

Exam Dates and Locations:
April 17, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - Exam is Full
June 5, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - Penn Stater Hotel in State College
August 7, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - Exam is Full
October 16, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - Clarion Hotel in New Cumberland
November 21, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm - NC DEP Regional Office in Williamsport

Exam registration fees are:  $55 for PWEA Members or $105 for Non-Members. 

Before registering, please download and review the DEP informational document titled "Important Information for Operators Taking 2019 Certification Exams" PDF.

In addition to registering online, you MUST also complete and submit the PA DEP Certification Exam Registration Form,
on which you will indicate your requested Class as well as specific Water or Wastewater tests you wish to takeCompleted DEP Registration Forms must be returned by email to pwea@pwea.org OR faxed to 717-303-5219 within 10 days or registering online.  Your registration confirmation email will contain links to download the DEP Registration form.

You will receive a system-generated confirmation which reserves your seat at the exam, after completing the registration fee payment.  A formal, detailed confirmation letter will be emailed to the email address you’ve provided, which will include the exam date, location and tests you selected on the PA DEP Registration Form.   Please ensure you mark pwea@pwea.org as a safe sender in your address book to prevent the confirmation letter from going to the Spam or Junk folder.  

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds after the detailed confirmation letter has been processed and emailed to you.  
Location: Various dates and locations

PennTec 2019 Annual Conference
06/02/19 - 06/05/19

On behalf of the PWEA Board of Directors and the 2019 Conference Committee, we invite you to attend PWEA's 91st Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (PennTec 2019) on June 2-5 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.

This year's Conference Program includes a wide range of topics related to water quality.  In addition to the Conference technical sessions, we are also presenting workshops which have been approved by the PA DEP for additional contact hours for wastewater and drinking water operator licenses.  By attending these workshops, you could earn up to 14.0 DEP contact hours, or up to 16.75 Professional Development Hours, in just a few days!

Remember, workshops are available at no additional charge to those who register for the Full Conference using the Conference Registration Form.  Those who register for any category less than the Full Conference may add workshops for the fees listed on the Workshop Registration Form.  Seating is limited so you must register in advance to reserve your seat.  Information about workshops can be found by downloading the PennTec 2019 Workshop Information.  Conference registration fees can be found on the PennTec 2019 Registration Form.  

A very important part of the Conference is the Vendor Exhibition.  By visiting the exhibits, you will gain insight into new and innovative solutions and discover new products and equipment that will help you do your job in a more efficient and safer manner.  We encourage you to talk to the vendors about what is most important to you.

The Conference includes networking opportunities for you to meet and interact with your colleagues.  The Students & Young Professionals (SYP) Committee is organizing a Community Service Project on Sunday.  The President's Reception will be in the Exhibit Hall on Monday evening.  The Annual PWEA Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held on Monday night.  The Beer & Pretzels Reception and Operator Olympics will be on Tuesday afternoon.  

NEW FOR 2019 - There will be an Operations Challenge event on Monday.  Also on Monday, the Students & Young Professionals Committee will host the first annual SYP Summit networking event.  And on Tuesday, there will be a Women in Water Summit networking event.  

For details about the Conference, download the PennTec 2019 Registration Program.  You can register online here or with the registration form included in the Program. We believe the PennTec Conference will provide everything you need under one roof--education, vendor contacts, and networking.  We look forward to seeing you there!

A block of rooms is being held at the Penn Stater Hotel for Conference attendees. The block will close on May 2nd. For details about the hotel and how to make your reservation, see the Hotel Accommodations Information PDF.  

Cancellation/Substitution Policy  No refunds granted after April 30th. A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed on refund requests received by April 30th. Refunds must be requested in writing. Substitutions are permitted with a $25 per person substitution fee. Substitutions may be made until May 15th and must be made in writing, accompanied by a new registration form.  

Questions?  Contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock@pwea.org or at 570-549-2204.

Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803

PennTec 2019 Exhibits and Sponsorships
06/02/19 - 06/05/19

We invite you to join us as an exhibitor and/or a sponsor at the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association's 91st Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2019), which will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA, on June 2-5, 2019. With an average yearly attendance of over 700 water quality professionals seeking the latest knowledge and technology available, PennTec would be a great way to get the word out about your products, equipment, and services!

Prime space in the Exhibit Hall will sell quickly, so don't delay--sign up to reserve your preferred booth right away!

In addition to booth space, we offer various Sponsorship Opportunities which can further enhance your company's visibility during the Conference.  Details can be found on the online registration pages and also in the PennTec 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus.

The Exhibit Hall will open at 11:45am on Monday and close at 5:30pm on Tuesday.  Exhibitor setup will take place on Monday, 7:00-10:30am. Exhibits will open at 11:45am.  Teardown will take place immediately following the exhibit hall closure on Tuesday at 5:30pm.  

Booth price (includes standard booth furniture, electric service, internet access, carpet, and two complimentary conference registrations for your booth reps):
8x10 Prime Booth (inside Exhibit Hall)          $1400 member    $1500 non-member - only 10 available -
8x8 Prime Booth (inside Exhibit Hall)            $1325 member    $1425 non-member - front row and center aisle - SOLD OUT
8x8 Booth (inside Exhibit Hall)                      $1225 member    $1325 non-member - SOLD OUT
Hallway Booth (8x8 or 6x10)                         $1125 member    $1225 non-member - 9 AVAILABLE
Outdoor Space (with indoor booth)               $250 member      $300 non-member 

Before registering online for booth space, be sure to print a copy of the PennTec 2019 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan so you can choose your preferred booth locations during the registration process.

Please note:  there is no deadline for booth registration, but we encourage you to register sooner rather than later.  The higher visibility booth locations will go quickly, and there have been times when all available booth space was sold out well before the conference dates.  Plus we need your contract no later than April 19th in order to include your company information in the Exhibitor Listing in the On-Site Conference Program.  Any exhibitors who sign up after that date will be listed in the On-Site News handout which is distributed on-site to attendees with their registration packets.  

Interested in a specific booth?  Contact Cindy Rock for availability, or for any questions you might have about booth space or sponsorships:  cindyrock@pwea.org or 570-549-2204.

Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803

PWEA Distribution Systems Course

“Distribution Systems
A One-Day PA DEP Approved Course
Friday, July 12, 2019 - Cranberry Township, PA

This course is presented by the PWEA Professional Wastewater Operations Committee.  It has been approved for 5.5 PA DEP contact hours for drinking water operator licenses. A total of 6.5 Professional Development Hours may be earned by attendees with Professional Engineer licenses.

Conference Overview

There are various components and considerations which must be addressed in a distribution system.  The goal of this workshop is to supply students with the necessary knowledge to prepare for the distribution system certification examination. Content will include: Distribution Operator Certification; Distribution Network Components; Distribution Storage; and Water Quality and Monitoring.

Target Audience
This course is intended to help participants prepare for the Class E certification examination. Therefore, the target audience is those who wish to take the Class E certification or those who wish to gain a better understanding of distribution system networks, storage and monitoring.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the certification process for Water Class E Certification;
  • Identify the components of a distribution network;
  • Explain the basics of distribution system hydraulics;
  • Describe the basic principles of distribution system storage facilities; and
  • Identify water quality concerns and monitoring in a distribution system.
Michael Sedon, Cranberry Township
7:30am        Registration – Coffee & Pastries
8:00am        Introduction to Operator Certification
8:15am        Distribution Network Components, Part 1
9:30am        Break
9:45am        Distribution Network Components, Part 2
10:45am      Distribution Storage, Part 1
11:45am      Lunch (Included)
12:45pm      Distribution Storage, Part 2
1:15pm        Self-Monitoring & Reporting
1:30pm        Break
1:45pm        Water Quality and Monitoring
2:30pm        Review and Questions
3:00pm        Adjourn

The concepts, ideas, procedures, and opinions offered at PWEA educational opportunities are those expressed by the various presenters. The PWEA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the presentations.
Conference Fees
PWEA Member* - $100 (includes lunch)
Non-Member - $150 (includes lunch)
*To qualify for the Member Rate, you must be a PWEA member or a WEF member with PWEA selected as your State Association. 

Register online by clicking the link below.  Or download the PWEA Distribution Systems Registration Flyer to register by mail, fax or email. The registration deadline is July 2nd.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Cancellations received in writing 3 weeks prior to the date of the workshop will receive a full refund less a $30 administrative fee.  No refunds will be made after that date.  Substitutions may be made until the registration deadline and must be made in writing, accompanied by a registration form for the substitute.
Cranberry Township Training Building
1000 Maintenance Dr
Cranberry Township, PA  16066

Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations are the responsibility of each individual.  PWEA does not have a room block at any area hotels.  

Directions to the Conference Location
The location can be found by entering the street address in your GPS device, or by going to an online mapping website.

Location: Cranberry Township Training Building
1000 Maintenance Dr
Cranberry Township, PA 16066



Questions? Contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock@pwea.org or at 570-549-2204.