NGWA accepting applications for new designation

March 20, 2014

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The new Certified Groundwater Professional designation signifies a background in groundwater subjects.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is now accepting applications for its new Certified Groundwater Professional designation, which signifies that the holder has a thorough background in groundwater subjects, according to a press release.

The new program, revamped from a previous version that started in 1986, requires both professional experience and continuing education, noted the release.

According to the release, the following core competencies ensure that the applicant has a diverse background in groundwater and sufficient skills to earn the designation: Groundwater hydrogeology and hydraulics, groundwater geochemistry, groundwater modeling, groundwater remediation, geology and geomorphology, scientific writing and presentation, and ethics.

"This certification provides a solid credential to a groundwater professional because it attests to a depth and breadth of experience and knowledge regarding groundwater," says Kathy Butcher, NGWA director of learning and knowledge. "Also, it demonstrates the designee's commitment to ongoing learning."

The CGWP designation, continued the release, may be of particular interest to professionals who: Lack a Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist credential, have a BS or MS degree in the geosciences and desire to continue and expand their professional expertise or are regulatory personnel with geoscience backgrounds and training.

Read the full release here.