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

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ABC Office Closed July 2 - July 6 -

The ABC office will be closed in observance of Independence Day beginning Monday, July 2, and will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 9. ...



New Resources Alert! U.S. EPA Releases Two New Interactive Tools -

Small water system operators have two brand new resources at their fingertips, courtesy of the U.S. EPA ...

The Knowledge Retention Tool is...



ABC’s 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony Honors Industry Leaders’ ‘Ripple Effect’ Actions -

Among the “Ah-Ha! Moments” and meaningful discussions of Innovation in Certification 2018 was a common theme: the ripple effect, or, ho...



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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...



How to Become an Ohio EPA Certified Operator -

ANKENY, Iowa - (Jan. 23, 2014) ABC is an approved exam provider for Ohio EPA. As an approved exam provider, ABC offers computerized operator c...



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 ...