The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program, serving the public's need to identify qualified individuals to assess and manage the Nation's resources.
This program is intended to meet the needs of professional ecologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, educators, agency professionals, consultants, and others who practice wetland science.
New Professional Short Course 4/18/17
A new pre-approved Professional Short Course has been added to the Professional Short Courses page.
PWS Patch is now available 4/18/17
This is a green and white embroidered patch in the shape of the PWS triangular logo that is 3.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall. Cost is $5 with free shipping. Click to Order
SWS SWSPCP 2017 Annual Meeting 2/1/17
San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 5-8
The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP) holds a PWS Mixer in conjunction with the Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. The 2017 International Conference will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 5-8, 2017.
Read more below, on this page. Click To Register
The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP) holds a PWS Mixer in conjunction with the Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. The 2017 International Conference will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 5-8, 2017. This unique meeting is themed Celebrating Wetland Diversity Across the Landscape: Mountains to Mangroves.
San Juan was strategically selected as the host destination for this event in order to further underline the theme of diversity as there are significant connections between protecting and restoring wetlands in Puerto Rico, providing ecosystem services, and the resulting economic returns in the U.S. and abroad, including in Mexico, the Caribbean, and in Central and South America.
To register for the meeting click here.
The Society of Wetland Scientists was formed to further non-profit scientific and educational objectives related to wetland science, thus encouraging and strengthening professional standards in all activities related to wetland science. The Society deleloped this program for certification of wetland science training and experience as a separate not-for-profit corporation. Learn more at www.sws.org.
The SWS Professional Certification Program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Science Specialty Boards. The Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) is an independent, voluntary membership body created for its member organizations who recognize, through specialty certification, the expertise of individuals practicing in engineering and related fields. Its creation on April 24, 1990 was the culmination of organizing work by volunteers from among the 130 attendees (23 organizations represented) who participated in the April 1988 National Conference on Engineering Specialty Certification. Learn more at www.cesb.org.
Contact the SWS Professional Certification Program:
2800 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 440 Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 Toll Free: 877.226.9902 Fax: 847.885.8393
John Lowenthal, PWS, SWSPCP President, Email Robbyn Myers, PWS, SWSPCP Immediate Past President, Email Robert D. Shannon, Ph.D., PWS, Certification Review Chair, Email Patrick M. Frost, PWS, Certification Renewal Chair, Email R. Harold Jones, PWS, Emeritus, Professional Short Course Pre-Approval Panel, Chair, Email