Professional Development

Reach your Professional Goals with AWWA

Developing professional vision, awareness and skills helps raise all ships in the water industry. You can turn to AWWA for your career advancement with our trustworthy, research-based education, support for licensing and certification. 




Operators are the front-line problem-solvers for a utility. If you are interested in a job as a water operator or looking to advance your career, AWWA can help you. Designed by experts, our training resources can assist you with your distribution system O&M challenges, workplace safety and improving treatment processes. Explore more to learn how to optimize operations and prevent impairment of drinking water sources.


Water engineers are convergent thinkers responsible for all facets of water and wastewater treatment including design, distribution and collection. Whether you work at a water utility, consult in a design capacity or if you are a process engineer, you rely on AWWA to help you expand your skillset in specialized areas to solve a specific utility problem at hand. Explore these pages for your engineering needs.

Utility Managers

Utility management is a tough job. We can help!

For starters, you are responsible for the daily operations and maintenance, managing budgets, consumption, following government regulations and managing staff. And that’s all before you take on your real challenge – overseeing your facility to ensure a safe water supply for everyone in your region. Check out this section to help you reach your full potential. 


Career Center

Get access to the best candidates, resources and jobs in the water industry.


Small Systems Training

Training for small systems serving a population of 10,000 or less are available for FREE!


CE Credits

Earn continuing education credits through face-to-face events, online courses and webinars.



Explore our list of awards and get recognition for your work.