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Academy: FAQ


The Academy for Water Professional Development is a initiative of the Association to fill an industry training gap and advance the careers of participants. The program includes multi-year technical and soft-skill training courses, which have been developed based on input from industry leaders across North Carolina.




Frequently Asked Questions


Can I get credit for previous training courses?
Credit for previous training courses will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Participants will be given an opportunity to submit these items for review with their application.


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What are the costs associated with The Academy?
To enroll, there is a $25 application fee. The only other costs are the costs of the courses themselves and the exam fee of at the end of each level.


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How long does it take to complete each level?
It takes approximately one year per level; however, it depends on how long it takes each participant to complete the course.


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Where and when are the classes held?
In 2017, classes are being held in conjunction with the NC AWWA-WEA Collection & Distribution Schools list below. As registration information for each school becomes available, so will Academy course registration.


Coastal Collection & Distribution School
March 13-17, 2017 in Morehead City, NC
Academy Classes March 13- & 14

Western Collection & Distribution School
July 10-14, 2017 in Morganton, NC
Academy Classes July 10 & 11
Central Collection & Distribution School
October 2-6, 2017 in Raleigh NC
Academy Classes October 2 & 3


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Are there opportunities to volunteer to help The Academy?
Most definitely!  Volunteer opportunities with The Academy are numerous and include behind the scenes administrative work, course and curriculum development, and instruction.  To volunteer, go to the Contact Us page, fill out your info and check the “I want to volunteer with the Academy” box.


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