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CWQA's New Training Program is here!


Comparing the old versus the new program:


The "modular" education program is the new way CWQA is delivering education on water treatment.  It provides a progressive, step by step path towards education on specific topics and towards CWQA’s various professional certifications, with training that reflects every-day, on-the job scenarios and customer questions. 


This program is for anyone involved in the water treatment market, from non-technical office staff to sales and marketing personnel, to installers and service technicians and system designers. Specific educational pathways address the learning needs of each job role, and provide the flexibility for building custom educational paths based on topics of interest to the learner.


The educational materials in the new program are presented as short, discreet courses that gradually build in technical difficulty to guide the learner from basic to more advanced concepts. The content for both the courses and the background reading needed to complete
them is delivered electronically, online. An in-class session occurs after each major area to apply the practical elements of the training and to test your knowledge.  All the courses consist of learning activities that simulate real-world problem solving so that the learner is able to immediately apply the education to his/her day-to-day job.


The program includes a mentor assigned to each student who will:

  • assist students when they are having trouble progressing through an area
  • answer any questions in regards to the program and how it works
  • confirm your success of various modules to move forward in the program
  • provide you with encouragement to work through the program for a successful result


And There Is A Job Grant Available for This Training!


The Canada Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.  


Choose your province for an information link:


Alberta British Columbia  Manitoba 
New Brunswick    Newfoundland and Labrador  Nova Scotia  
Northwest Territories  Nunavut  Ontario 
 Prince Edward Island  Quebec (see below)   Saskatchewan   


Quebec:  The governments of Canada and Quebec have recognized that the Quebec training system already includes the key principles of the Canada Job Grant-greater employer involvement and employer investment in training.


So How Do You Get Started?

  1. Review our learning policies and guidelines.  See below. 
  2. Determine where you "start" in the training structure.  If you have prior training, please see our Prior Learning Assessment document and complete the form if you qualify for evaluation.  If you don't have prior training, you will begin at the online Basics course.
  3. Complete a registration form and submit electronically to the CWQA office along with payment.
  4. We will issue you your login information and your assigned mentor electronically and you can get started learning!


Learning Policies and Guidelines:

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