Benefits of Becoming a Member

Become a Member

An ABC membership will benefit your program in more than one way


Online Certification Database

A valued member resource, the online certification database is at your fingertips in the Member’s Area. Compare more than 130 programs around the globe by state/province, certification category, or reciprocity. If you are a certification program contact, we will provide you with access to maintain the information displayed on your program.

Continuing Education Review Program

ABC’s Continuing Education Review Program allows trainers and educators to submit their courses for review against evaluation criteria developed in partnership with ABC’s member network.  The results of the review are provided in an online database available to ABC members, lessening the time and cost burdens of conducting course reviews for certifiers and creating value for trainers by distributing the review to ABC’s membership at large.


ABC is a professional association that facilitates the communication of ideas, information, and strategies that work. The ABC Certification Program Membership currently includes more than 40 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as several international and tribal programs.

Testing Service

ABC’s Testing Service provides nationally validated, cost effective exams to support environmental certification programs. Committees of subject matter experts provide technical support to ABC and its members by carrying out our extensive validation process.*

Involvement Opportunities

With continued membership, certification program representatives are eligible to hold office, as well as nominate officers and directors.*

Annual Conference

Each year attendees gather at our Annual Conference and regional meetings and use their expertise in the water and wastewater industry to share ideas, network with peers, and learn about current issues.


ABC provides information and assistance through its publications including an online, electronic copy of The Certifier, The Directory, Certification Program Standards, Need-to-Know Criteria and exam validation guidelines are key industry publications available to members.


Our members are entitled to special discounts, including reduced Conference, Workshop, service, and publication fees. In addition, members have access to ABC’s internationally recognized Testing Service providing cost effective exam solutions.


To honor outstanding contribution toward establishing or advancing certification programs, ABC presents the following awards:

  • Harris F. Seidel Lifetime Achievement Award – honoring an individuals for lifetime service
  • Robert C. McAnespie Outstanding Certification Officer Award – awarded to a member certification officer *
  • Certification Program Award – presented to a member certifying authority *
  • The Jess Jones Excellence in Service Award – presented to an individual or group for service to ABC

* Benefit only available with Certification Program Membership


To learn more about membership, contact us. For more information, visit the Certification Program Membership or Associate Membership pages.