WQA Announces Professional Certification Changes

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Water Quality Assn.
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Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications and four core titles

In coordination with the unveiling of its new Modular Education Program (MEP), the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced changes to its professional certification scheme.

Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications — master water specialist and master service technician — and four core titles — certified water treatment representative, certified water specialist (CWS), certified installer (CI) and certified service technician.

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February 20, 2014

Certification Revamp

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) recently overhauled its certification and education program to focus on the real-life activities that dealers perform everyday. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Tanya Lubner, WQA’s director of education and certification, about the new program and how it will affect members.

Kate Cline: Describe the new modular education program. What are the benefits of the new structure?

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The latest on the new WQA education scheme

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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New Year, New Laws

Whether you slept through the ball drop at midnight or yelled “Happy New Year!” with your friends and family, 2014 is well underway. With the new year came some new laws that everyone in the drinking water treatment industry we should be aware of. 

California Product Registration

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Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Grundfos Launches Online Learning Platform

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Grundfos
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Grundfos' Ecademy offers training for the U.S. pump market

Grundfos launched Ecademy, an online training platform for professionals in the pump industry, at the 2014 International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in New York.

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January 22, 2014

The Science Behind the Standards

There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the association with finding a proactive way to promote sustainability and environmental awareness across the entire drinking water treatment sector. This torch was eagerly taken up by industry volunteers, with task force ranks eventually growing to represent more than 50 WQA members and stakeholders.

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The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards

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January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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UL Receives LT2 Compliance Testing Certification

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UL
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UL is scheduling sample testing for public water supplies required to comply with LT2

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.’s (UL) drinking water analytical laboratory for second round testing received certification in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment (LT2 Rule).

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December 20, 2013

WQA Awards First Activated Carbon Sustainability Certification

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Water Quality Assn.
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Kuraray Chemical earned this certification for a family of nine activated carbon products

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has granted its first ever product sustainability certification for activated carbon to Kuraray Chemical Co. Ltd. Osaka, Japan-based Kuraray Chemical earned this certification for a family of nine activated carbon products sourced from renewable coconut shell feedstock.

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December 16, 2013

First Australian Plastic Piping WaterMark Certification Issued

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NSF Intl.
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NSF Intl. issues WaterMark Certification to Simon Co. for its HIM Safe polyethylene pipe and fittings

NSF Intl. has certified Simon Co.’s HIM Safe polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings to the Australian WaterMark Certification Scheme for plumbing, water treatment and distribution products. Simon Co.’s products are the first PE pipe and fitting products to earn WaterMark certification from NSF Intl., and Simon Co. can now use the WaterMark logo on approved products and distribute to the Australian, Malaysian and New Zealand markets.

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December 5, 2013

Heavy Metal Encore

Just when you thought you had read enough about heavy metal in the Unger household and heavy metals in water, I am back! Last month I discussed the various challenge waters used for testing filters that make claims for heavy metals. These challenge waters are influenced by the various water supplies across the U.S.

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Testing procedures for heavy metal removal certification

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November 12, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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Rock On With Certified Systems

It’s a lazy Saturday morning at the Unger house. Mom is at work, and she left me and the kids (ages 11, nine, seven and five) a giant list of chores to complete while she is away. The problem is, we do not have much enthusiasm or energy to get them done — so what do we do?

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Understanding the science behind heavy metal filtration certification

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October 17, 2013
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October 17, 2013
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