News Archive

News & Events

Keeping you informed of the latest in certification news and issues.

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12/31/2016

Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office -

The Association of Boards of Certification rang in the New Year with the elections of Chris McCord to Vice Chair and Paul Spina to Wastewater Divis... Read More »

 

2/20/2014

ABC Office Closed Due to Weather -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 20, 2014) Due to a severe blizzard in our area, ABC office will be closing early to ensure the safety of our employees. The of... Read More »

 

2/10/2014

ABC Office to Close for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 10, 2014) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of President... Read More »

 

2/4/2014

ABC Office Closed Due to Weather -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 4, 2014) Due to a severe blizzard in our area, ABC office will be closing early to ensure the safety of our employees. The off... Read More »

 

1/15/2014

Association of Boards of Certification introduces Model Standards Of Operator Certification -

ANKENY, Iowa, (Jan. 15, 2014) – The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) today released its Model Standards of Operator Certifica... Read More »

 

1/10/2014

ABC Office to Close for Martin Luther King Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Jan. 10, 2014) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Lu... Read More »

 

12/31/2013

It’s Not Too Late To Register! -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 31, 2013) Don’t forget to make plans to attend ABC’s 27th Annual Conference and Trainers Pre-Conference Workshop, ... Read More »

 

12/21/2013

ABC Website Maintenance -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 21, 2013) ABC’s website is undergoing scheduled maintenance December 21 through January 1. We apologize for any inconven... Read More »

 

12/16/2013

ABC Office to Close for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 16, 2013) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 in... Read More »

 

11/22/2013

ABC Office Closed for Thanksgiving -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Nov. 22, 2013) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksg... Read More »

 

10/11/2013

Association Leaders Elected for 2014 -

ANKENY, Iowa – (Oct. 10, 2013)Shaping future direction through visionary leadership and empowerment of membershi... Read More »

 

10/8/2013

ABC & C2EP Launch Twitter Account -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Oct. 8, 2013) We are happy to announce the launch of our official twitter account @ABCCert. By utilizing Twitter, we are able to co... Read More »

 

9/25/2013

Share your Opinion, Shape the Future -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Sept. 25, 2013) ABC and C2EP invite you to participate in a survey to shape the industry’s first internationally-r... Read More »

 

9/12/2013

ABC Needs Your Expert Opinion -

ANKENY, Iowa - (September 19, 2013) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) values your opinion and is looking for individuals to par... Read More »

 

8/27/2013

ABC Office to Closed for Labor Day -

ANKENY, Iowa - (August 27, 2013) ABC’s office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen on T... Read More »

 

7/29/2013

ABC Seeking Water Heroes for Future Generations -

Water, Water Everywhere!
Water shapes the whole world. It makes up approximately 70 percent of ... Read More »

 

6/25/2013

ABC Office to Close for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (June 25, 2013) ABC’s office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. The ... Read More »

 

5/29/2013

27th Annual Conference & Trainers Pre-Conference Call for Presentations -

ABC 27th Annual Conference & Trainers Pre-Conference
The Association of Boards of Certification's (ABC) Annual Confe... Read More »

 

5/20/2013

ABC Office to Close for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 14, 2013) ABC’s office will close on Friday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th.

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5/14/2013

ABC Seeking Board of Directors Nominations -

ANKENY, Iowa - (May 14, 2013) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Board of Directors needs you! Take this opportunity to help lead the... Read More »

 

5/9/2013

ABC Seeking Award Nominations -

The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Awards Committee is seeking nominations to recognize the efforts of its members, volunteer board a... Read More »

 

5/9/2013

ABC Office to Close for Staff Retreat -

ANKENY, Iowa - (May 3, 2013) ABC’s office will close on Friday, May 10th at Noon and will reopen on Monday, May 13th.

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5/6/2013

New York’s Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee Release “Value of Water” Brochure -

ANKENY, Iowa – (May 6, 2013) New York’s Water and Wastewater Education Outreach Committee (WWEOC) released ... Read More »

 

5/6/2013

Water community encourages “getting to know your H2O” during Drinking Water Week 2013 -

ANKENY, Iowa – Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) joins Read More »

 

4/29/2013

The Emerging Professional Operator Webinar - AWWA Hosted Webinar -

ANKENY, Iowa (April, 29, 2013) - Over time, trades grow into professions through education, apprenticeship, examination, and regulation, bringing t... Read More »

 

3/15/2013

ABC Looks to Refresh Website -

ANKENY, Iowa - (March 15, 2013) ABC is looking to revamp its website for the first time in four years and is asking for... Read More »

 

3/14/2013

Reflection on the Past - Advancing to the Future -

ANKENY, Iowa – (March 14, 2013) You can now download a copy of the 2012 Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Annual Report. Driven fo... Read More »

 

2/15/2013

26th Annual Conference Offers Oceans of Opportunity -

SAN DIEGO - (Feb. 12, 2013) In January, ABC hosted more than 100 attendees at its 26th Annual Conference held in San Diego, Calif. The Conference i... Read More »

 

2/14/2013

ABC Office to Close for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 14, 2013) ABC’s office will close on Monday, February 18th and will reopen on Tuesday, February 19th.

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12/28/2012

ABC Office to Close for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 28, 2012) ABC’s office will close on Tuesday, January 1st and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.

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12/20/2012

ABC Office Closed Due to Weather -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 20, 2012) Due to a severe blizzard in our area, ABC office will be closed to ensure the safety of our employees. The office wi... Read More »

 

12/19/2012

ABC Phone and Email Temporarily Down -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 19, 2012) The main server for ABC has experienced an unexpected network outage that may impact your program in a number of way... Read More »

 

12/17/2012

International Organization Seeking Professional for New Position as Member Services Administrator -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 17, 2012) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), an international organization representing environmental certifica... Read More »

 

12/11/2012

Model Standards Webinar Makes a Big Splash with Members -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 11, 2012) ABC held its largest-yet webinar with over 90 members and guests in attendance. This webinar introduced ABC’s ... Read More »

 

12/7/2012

ABC Website Maintenance -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Dec. 7, 2012) ABC’s website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance December 21st through January 1st. We apologize for any ... Read More »

 

11/20/2012

ABC Office Closed for Thanksgiving -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Nov. 20, 2012) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. in observan... Read More »

 

11/15/2012

Best Practices Update: Introducing ABC Model Certification Program Standards -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Nov. 15, 2012) Over the past century, we have invested incredible resources into protecting our public ... Read More »

 

10/22/2012

ABC Trivia Quiz -

ANKENY, Iowa (Oct. 22, 2012) - 1. Fill in the blanks of this 1977 poem written by Janet Cotugno, ABC Poet Laureate.


There&rsquo... Read More »

 

10/12/2012

Interact Online: Celebrate 40 Years with ABC using Social Media -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Oct. 12, 2012) This year ABC is celebrating 40 years of being the recognized resource on water environment certification. ABC has a... Read More »

 

8/30/2012

ABC Office to Close for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Aug. 30, 2012) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will be closed on Friday, Aug. 31 in observance of Labor Day... Read More »

 

7/18/2012

ABC Hosted Continuing Education Review Program Webinar -

ANKENY, Iowa - (July 18, 2012) ABC hosted an instructional webinar and live demonstration of the newly released Continuing Education Review (C... Read More »

 

6/17/2012

Our Vision, Our World: ABC 2011 Annual Report -

ANKENY, Iowa – (June 18, 2012) You can now download a copy of the 2011 Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Annual Report which celeb... Read More »

 

5/23/2012

ABC Announces Call for Presentations for the 26th Annual Conference -

ANKENY, Iowa - (May 23, 2012) The Association of Boards of Certification's (ABC) Annual Conference is a premier event in water and wastewater ce... Read More »

 

5/1/2012

Special Message from AWWA -

DENVER, Co. – (May 1, 2012) On behalf of the American Water Works Association, I would like to offer my congratulations and best wishes on th... Read More »

 

5/1/2012

ABC Seeking Award Nominations -

ANKENY, Iowa – (April 30, 2012) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Awards Committee is seeking nominations to recognize the eff... Read More »

 

4/16/2012

Special Message from ASDWA -

ARLINGTON, Va. – (April 16, 2012) Congratulations to ABC on your 40th anniversary! The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (AS... Read More »

 

3/6/2012

Better Serving Our Members -

ANKENY, Iowa – (Mar. 6, 2012) In order to serve the membership and stakeholders of ABC most efficiently, the Association’s telephone sy... Read More »

 

2/9/2012

ABC Office Closed for Holiday -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 2, 2012) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presi... Read More »

 

2/8/2012

Program and Operator Volunteers Needed for Exam Development Activities -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 8, 2012) ABC is seeking volunteers to participate in two important activities that will establish the reliability and determin... Read More »

 

12/15/2011

ABC Holiday Greetings and Office Closures -

Greetings –

The holiday season is upon us and we will be celebrating the New Year before you know it! We have had an amazing year at ... Read More »

 

11/22/2011

ABC Office Closed for Thanksgiving -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Nov. 22, 2011) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) office will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. in observan... Read More »

 

11/21/2011

Register Today for 25th Annual Conference -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Nov. 21, 2011) Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to join ABC in celebrating four decades of advancing water quality and in... Read More »

 

9/7/2011

ABC’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan Illustrates Dedication to Certification Program Members and the Environmental Certification Industry -

ANKENY, Iowa – (September 7, 2011) Achieving ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation, developing and implementing new ABC products, and expanding th... Read More »

 

7/22/2011

Sharp Honored with 28th Annual Governors Volunteer Award -

ANKENY, Iowa – (July 13, 2011) Laurie Sharp of Altoona received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad during a s... Read More »

 

7/7/2011

WEF, ABC and AWWA Renew Commitment to Protecting Water Resources -

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Representing a commitment of working together to protect one of the world’s most precious resources,... Read More »

 

7/6/2011

Governor’s Proclamation: Wastewater and Water Workers of Iowa Week -

An event is planned for Thursday, July 28th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Ames Wastewater Treatment Plant, where the Governor will sign a proclamation for... Read More »

 

6/21/2011

International Organization Seeking Professional to Lead Member Services & Certification Team -

The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), an international organization representing environmental certification authorities, is seeking an... Read More »

 

6/17/2011

Paul D. Bishop Earns Certified Association Executive Credential -

WASHINGTON, DC - (June 17, 2011) ASAE has announced that Paul D. Bishop, Chief Executive Officer of Association of Boards of Certification has... Read More »

 

6/15/2011

ABC Postpones Strategic Initiatives Webinar -

ANKENY, Iowa – (June 15, 2011) Please note the June 20 webinar on ABCs Strategic Initiatives will be postponed due to scheduling conflicts. D... Read More »

 

5/18/2011

ABC Conference Celebrating Forty Years of Advancing Certification Announces Call for Presentations -

ANKENY, Iowa - (May 18, 2011) As the kickoff event of a yearlong celebration honoring 40 years of serving as the only organization created solely a... Read More »

 

5/3/2011

Communities to ‘Celebrate the Essential’ during Drinking Water Week 2011 -

DENVER - (May 2, 2011) The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the authoritative resource on safe water, is celebrating Drinking Wat... Read More »

 

5/3/2011

ABC Hosts Web-Based Testing Webinar -

ANKENY, Iowa - (May 3, 2011) Wanting to learn more about ABCs Web-Based Testing (WBT) examination option? Through WBT, ABC Testing Clients can admi... Read More »

 

4/4/2011

Our Biggest Asset: Diverse Membership -

ANKENY, Iowa - (April 4, 2011) As an Association representing environmental certification programs internationally, we’re able to facilitate ... Read More »

 

3/30/2011

ABC Hosts Examination Development Webinar -

ANKENY, Iowa - (March 30, 2011) Interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes of developing an ABC examination? Join the Association of Boa... Read More »

 

2/3/2011

ABC Proud to Partner with WEF to Recognize Operators -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Feb. 3, 2011) In a recent edition of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Highlights newsletter, Jeanette Brown, 2010-20... Read More »

 

2/2/2011

ABC Annual Conference Includes Keynote Speeches from WEF and AWWA -

PHOENIX – (Feb. 2, 2011) “The things we do this week have an impact on the history and future of certification,” said Cordell Sam... Read More »

 

1/13/2011

ABC 2010 Annual Report -

ANKENY, Iowa – (Jan. 13, 2011) You can now download a copy of the 2010 Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Annual Report which celeb... Read More »

 

1/10/2011

Office of Water Programs Seeking Lead Engineer for Training Program -

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (Jan. 10, 2011) The Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento, an ABC Associate Member,... Read More »

 

1/2/2011

2011 ABC Leadership to Spearhead Exam Development Initiatives -

ANKENY, Iowa – (Nov. 16, 2010) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), representing environmental certification programs around the... Read More »

 

6/7/2010

Annual Conference Call for Presentations Deadline Extended -

AMES, Iowa -- (June 7, 2010) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Annual Conference, one of the most comprehensive environmental certif... Read More »

 

5/8/2009

Awards Recognize Environmental Certification Advancement Efforts -

AMES, Iowa - May 8, 2009

The ABC Awards Committee is seeking nominations to recognize the efforts of its members, volunteer board and commi... Read More »

 

4/27/2009

Call for Presentations Draws to a Close this Week -

AMES, Iowa - Apr. 27, 2009

The deadline is fast approaching to submit presentation proposals for the 2010 Association of Boards o... Read More »

 

3/2/2009

ABC Launches Newly Designed Website -

AMES, Iowa – March 3, 2009

Water quality, environment and certification are the themes for a re-designed www.abccert.org, launched Ma... Read More »

 

1/27/2009

ABC Kicks off 22nd Annual Conference in California -

Attendees from across the globe gather to discuss certification issues.

LA QUINTA, Calif. – January 27, 2009 – Almost 90 profes... Read More »

 

12/30/2008

Board Changes set for ABC in Coming Years -

A recent vote on governance structure passed with strong support from members


AMES, Iowa – December... Read More »