THE CERTIFICATION COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS (C2EP)
The Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals (C2EP) of the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) implements certification programs for water environment industry professionals. C2EP awards certified operators the Professional Operator (PO) designation, the industry’s first professional designation for operators.
C2EP functions as an independent entity to develop and administer certification in water treatment, distribution, collection, and wastewater treatment operations. Commission members include water environment industry and certification subject matter experts charged with developing programs meeting the highest standards for testing and personnel certification.
The standardized exams developed by C2EP for the Professional Operator program reflect water environment industry best practices and meet international certification standards. They are based on national job task analyses completed by more than 2,500 certified operators and guidance from exam experts to ensure fairness, reliability, and validity.
C2EP promotes recognition of the PO program to certifying authorities with the aim of establishing the PO as a uniformly recognized symbol of professional competence and integrity.