Earn Educational Credits for WEFTEC Participation

Each year, WEF applies for pre-approval of CE Credits for WEFTEC on a national level.

WEF has obtained approval in a number of states and will continue to receive approvals from state boards over the next several weeks. Please check back as we will be updating these specific state approval details each week.

state credit approval information

For more details, please review the WEFTEC 2023 CE information. As always, we will work with individuals and Member Associations on additional agency approvals upon request.

General CE Information for Licensed Professionals

How Does This Pertain to Me?

Recently, there has been an increased focus on continuing education programs for licensed professionals. Educational events, such as WEFTEC, further your education, provide opportunities to get involved and gain knowledge of technical advances in your field, and in many cases are required in order for you to renew licenses or certifications.

What Do I Need to Know?

WEF calculates educational credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies; however, states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WEFTEC credits are accepted. Please remember that WEF provides documentation to attendees; however, most states require the individual licensee to report continuing education credits.

When Will I Receive CE Credits for WEFTEC?

Certificates and transcripts are available to participants electronically when WEFTEC begins. Please keep in mind that, although WEF does provide these files, most states will require the individual licensee to report continuing education credits.

WEFTEC Sessions

Learn from the brightest and most innovative minds through WEFTEC’s world-class educational program, delivering everything there is to know about water quality to you through a variety of learning styles.

  • Workshops — dive into in-depth learning, in a classroom setting, designed to teach you practical skills, techniques, and concepts that you can directly apply to your work.
  • Technical Sessions — learn from water quality experts, in a variety of unique session formats, selected through a highly rigorous abstract review process.
  • Learning Exchanges — share your expertise and perspectives about trending themes, technologies, and topics in the water sector with a small peer group (roundtables up to six people).
  • Main Stage — explore the most important and timely water sector and professional development topics.
  • Technology Spotlights (formerly called Mobile Sessions) — learn from curated groups of companies sharing their premier product and service solutions for your current challenges.
  • Company Demonstrations — engage with individual exhibitors as they show their latest technology and equipment.

The WEFTEC Program Committee intentionally designed this year’s sessions to actively engage you with speakers, content, and other participants. You will learn not only by listening but also by sharing your experience and perspectives, positioning yourself as a thought leader and growing your professional network.

Sessions are primarily interactive with nearly two-thirds including audience participation: learning exchanges, facilitated discussions, participant conversations, panel discussions, the ever-popular knowledge development forums, as well as several unique formats created to address a specific topic.

The remaining sessions are traditional — a speaker sharing slides in a college lecture format. Speakers may add real-time polls to their presentation to directly involve you.

All programming occurs at the McCormick Place Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

Service and Support

In keeping with IACET guidelines, WEF maintains a database of all continuing education files for a minimum of 7 years. For more information regarding WEF’s Continuing Education Program, please visit www.wef.org. To request CE documentation, please submit an email request to CE@wef.org.

Important Links

Water Environment Federation www.wef.org
Water Professionals International - https://www.gowpi.org/

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