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2017 Need-to-Know Criteria Now Available -

New 2017 Standardized Exams have been developed through a rigorous psychometric process that began with new job analyses conducted in 2014-2015. Th...



Assistance Requested for Development of Certification Program Best Practices Document -

ANKENY, Iowa – (March 9, 2011) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), an international organization representing environmental cer...



Our Greatest Strength: ABC Members & Volunteers -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 24, 2011) Several tiny water drops joining together can have a big impact. Throughout 2010, our members, volunteers and s...



Conference to Honor Certifiers ‘Making a Difference’ -

PHOENIX – (Jan. 21, 2011) Next week over 100 certification program representatives, regulators, EPA representatives, trainers and others...



Caribbean Region’s Leading Water Agency Changes Name -

THE VALLEY, Anguilla-The Caribbean Basin Water Management Programme (CBWMP), held their 3rd Annual Stakeholders Conference on Dec. 2, 2010 in ...



24th ABC Annual Conference - Register Today! -

Registration is now open for the Association of Boards of Certification 24th Annual Conference, Making a Difference, which will ...



ABC Announces New Office Location -

AMES, Iowa – (July 15, 2010)
The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) will have a new place to call home after a move to offi...



The ABC Team -

AMES, Iowa -- (Apr. 30, 2010) At the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), certification programs have access to a professio...



2011 Board of Directors Nominations Now Open -

AMES, Iowa -- (Apr. 29, 2010) The Association of Boards of Certification’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the following ...



2009 Annual Report: Mission Focused, Member Driven -

AMES, Iowa - (Apr. 15, 2010) In 2009, a foundation changing governance restructure was implemented and with it an infrastructure revamping to meet ...



Wastewater Personnel Survey -

WEF’s House of Delegates formed an operator workgroup to address the needs of front-line wastewater personnel and their relationship between ...



Doss Accepts Harris F. Seidel Lifetime Achievement Award -

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - (Feb. 2, 2010) Described by her peers as a “consummate professional dedicated to improving her profession,” Margar...



Outstanding Certification Officer Honored for Her Leadership -

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - (Feb. 2, 2010) After being selected as Montana Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program Manager in 2002, Jenny Cham...



New Brunswick Program Recognized for Advancing Certification -

AMES, Iowa (Feb. 2, 2010) - Facing a unique challenge, the New Brunswick Department of Environment (DENV) set out to find a solution for the langua...



ABC Remembers Longtime Friend Jess Jones -

AMES, Iowa – (Jan. 2, 2010)

Leaving behind his passion and dedication to ABC and certification, longtime Association friend Jess Jone...



2010 Full Conference Program Now Available -

Click below to download a PDF version of the 2010 Annual Conference program and preview conference activities, presentation topics, speaker informa...



Old Friend of ABC Returns as Director of Member Services -

AMES, Iowa – (Dec. 17, 2009)

The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) is pleased to welcome Scott Harter back to the ABC team...



New Structure to Focus on Member-Driven Initiatives -

AMES, Iowa – (December 10, 2009) 
To effectively meet growing membership needs, the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) ...



V&E Council Directors Elected -

AMES, Iowa – (Oct. 19, 2009)

Representing ABC’s nine Validation & Examination (V&E) committee chairs and members on the...



2010 Board of Directors Election Results -

AMES, Iowa – (Oct. 6, 2009) 

The Board of Directors is the policy making body of ABC and serves the Association by sha...



ABC Announces 2010 Committee Chairs -

AMES, Iowa – (Oct. 6, 2009)

Committee chairs for 2010 were approved at the Board of Directors meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., on Septe...



Registration Now Open for ABC’s 23rd Annual Conference -

AMES, Iowa - (Aug. 24, 2009)

Certification and related industry professionals are invited to attend the Association of Boards of Certificat...



First Certifications Issued for New ABC Programs -

AMES, Iowa – (June 25, 2009) Certifications have been issued by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) for its newest voluntary pro...



ABC Seeking Board of Directors Nominations -

AMES, Iowa - May 8, 2009

The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the following Boa...



ABC Sample Online Exam Questions Available -

AMES, Iowa – Apr. 13, 2009

Sample exam questions are part of the online experience at the newly re-designed Association of Board...



Three Certification Professionals Recognized -

2008 Presidential Awards acknowledge service of ABC volunteers

AMES, Iowa – March 2, 2009

“ABC benefits immeasurably fr...



ABC Awards Center on Outstanding Dedication and Service -

AMES, Iowa – March 2, 2009

Two distinguished awards were presented to ABC members during a luncheon at the 22nd Annual Conference in ...