NEWEA offers Training Contact Hours (TCHs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for participation in technical sessions. Because technical sessions cover diverse topics ranging from the fundamentals to research, there is something for every attendee.
Contact hours are given for time spent visiting the exhibit hall*. The exhibit hall provides the opportunity to see the newest developments in water and wastewater technology and get firsthand demonstrations.
How many educational credits can I earn at the NEWEA Annual Conference?
At the NEWEA Annual Conference, you can earn up to 5* Training Contact Hours (TCHs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs) per day by attending technical sessions, facility tour and time spent visiting the exhibit hall.
What do I need to know?
NEWEA calculates educational credits* following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies; however, many 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 credits are accepted. Please remember that NEWEA will provide a certificate within 4-6 weeks after the conference to attendees; however, most states require the individual licensee to report continuing education credits.
How do I earn educational credits at NEWEA Annual Conference?
In order to receive educational credits*, you must complete the Attendance Verification Form, available at the onsite registration desk on the 4th floor. For each technical session/tour you attend, you must have the session moderator stamp and sign your Attendance Verification Form. To receive credit for visiting the exhibit hall, you must visit the kiosks stationed throughout the exhibit halls and hole-punch the Attendance Verification Form.
*Please Note: Many states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for specific educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that NEWEA credits are accepted.