Professional Development

Be a Water Quality Professional and Go Where the Action Is

Join the men and women at work on the water quality frontline at wastewater treatment facilites…doing more to protect public health and the environment each day than most people do in a lifetime.

Career preparation ranges from high school to college or university degrees. Certification requirements are state-specific.

Check out our new Career Brochure for information on water quality professionals and the different career opportunities in the water quality industry.

Education and Training Opportunities

There are a variety of college and university and technical schools in New England that offer degreed and certificate programs for those interested in water quality career advancement. Learn More

Each state has its own training and certification requirements for water and wastewater operations personnel. View the Water Industries Careers Reference Guide or Refer to each New England state listed:

The information contained in each state link is meant only to provide general guidelines for comprehensive information.  See the full set of state regulations at the website links provided in each state section.

NEWEA Voluntary Certification Programs

NEWEA offers individuals the opportunity to become certified voluntarily for Wastewater Collection Systems Operator and Laboratory Analyst. Learn More


NEWEA offers scholarships to deserving individuals enrolled in continuing education/training programs. Learn More

Search for a Job

Dozens of new water environment jobs are added every month! Search up-to-date job listings for career opportunities in the water, wastewater, and environmental industry. NEWEA’s Job Bank is continually updated with new employment listings for careers in wastewater, including water and wastewater management, operations, consulting engineering, and other career paths in water quality.  Learn More