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The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program, serving the public's need to identify qualified individuals to assess and manage wetland resources around the world.
This program is intended to meet the needs of professional ecologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, educators, agency professionals, consultants, and others who practice wetland science.


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May is American Wetlands Month
American Wetlands Month is a time when the EPA and federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit and private sector organizations celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to our Nation's ecological, economic, and social health.
Wetlands help improve water quality and supply, reduce flooding and provide critical habitat for plants, fish and wildlife. Learn More

COVID-19 SWSPCP Connect Sessions
Stay tuned for our next SWSPCP Connect Session, Thursday, May 27th at 10:30-11:30am CT
Go Here for info on previous sessions.

SWS 2021 Annual Meeting
The SWS 2021 Annual Meeting will be here in less than a month!
Register now to get the lowest prices for the SWS Annual Meeting.
This fully virtual event will be held on June 1, 3, 8, and 10, with optional workshops on July 9. Centered around the theme Wetland Sciences 2021: Adaptation Drives Innovation, the meeting will include opportunities for engagement, including symposia, contributed sessions, workshops, plenary sessions, and space to connect with other attendees from across the globe.
Time is running out before registration rates for the meeting increase.
Register by May 16 for the best deal!

New Members

SWSPCP proudly welcomes Justin Hughes as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Susan Sherrod as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Ian Bredin as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Gregory Kunka as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Kathleen Castor as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Matthew Regan as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Samuel Hayden as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes William Mohler as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Jason Steckel as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Camille VanSkiver as a Wetland Professional In Training.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Chris Roberts as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes James Russell as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Mathew Rogers as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Ellyse Sutliff as a Wetland Professional In Training.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Casey Brotman as a Wetland Professional In Training.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Samantha Stratton as a Wetland Professional In Training.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Caitlin Elric as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Kathryn McNelly-Bell as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Kendra Tremain as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Hannah Raddatz as a Wetland Professional In Training.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Irene Sato as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Jennifer DAugustine as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes John Fisher as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
SWSPCP proudly welcomes Conor Makepeace as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.

SWSPCP proudly welcomes the following international members.

Shuqing An
China
Héctor Aponte Ubillús
Peru
Muhammad Afzal
Pakistan
Tatiana Lobato de Magalhães
Mexico

At this point the highest assigned PWS number is 3370.


Why Become Certified?

The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP) is the only widely available wetland scientist certification program with international coverage.
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SWS Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the SWS Board of Directors and Staff have decided to hold the SWS 2021 Annual meeting virtually. Register now to get the lowest prices for the SWS Annual Meeting
The SWS 2021 Annual Meeting will be here in less than a month! This fully virtual event will be held on June 1, 3, 8, and 10, with optional workshops on July 9. Centered around the theme Wetland Sciences 2021: Adaptation Drives Innovation, the meeting will include opportunities for engagement, including symposia, contributed sessions, workshops, plenary sessions, and space to connect with other attendees from across the globe. Time is running out before registration rates for the meeting increase.
Register by May 16 for the best deal!

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About SWS

SWS logo 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.

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About CESB

www.cesb.orgThe 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.

Certification Questions?

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

Program Coordinator
Adrianna Borczyk
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Kimberli J. Ponzio, M.S., PWS, SWSPCP President, Email
Gillian Davies, PWS, SWSPCP President-Elect, Email
Matthew Simpson, 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

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Last Updated 5/13/21