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Professional Certification Program
WE ARE THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN
CERTIFYING PROFESSIONAL WETLAND SCIENTISTS SINCE 1994
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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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You can see all the upcoming events on the Event Calendar.

New Members

SWSPCP proudly welcomes the following people who have become members in the last 30 days.
Alexandra Duryea as a Wetland Professional In Training.
Bradley Schlottman as a Wetland Professional In Training.
Eric Whitney as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Martha Blankenship as a Wetland Professional In Training.
Asher Spencer as a Wetland Professional In Training.
Sean Stanton as a Wetland Professional In Training.
Greg Harris as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Joey Lawler as a PWS.
Dylan DeRouen as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.
Joseph Logsdon as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Courtney Stoker as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.
Justin Kelley as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Zachary Meyer as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Kevin Pulver as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Jung-Chen Huang as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Preston Butler as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
Rebecca Calderone as a Professional Wetland Scientist.

SWSPCP proudly welcomes the following recent international members.
Kayla Theilig as a Upgrade from WPIT to PWS.
Sean Stanton as a Wetland Professional In Training.

SWSPCP celebrates the certification of 3865 Professional Wetland Scientists and counting!.


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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Certification Checklist

Becoming a Professional Wetland Scientist
Requirements of Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
Code of Ethics and Practice
Application Forms - View and Download
   Certification Renewal
Application Forms - View and Download
Certification Renewal vs. Certification Maintenance
   Professional Short Course Pre-Approval Program
PSC Course Provider Application
PSC Course Provider Renewal
Section 32 of the Standing Rules to view the PSCPP Requirements
PSCPP Announcement
Current Pre-approved Courses

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.

Application to join the SWS
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SWS Forum
Conferences and Meetings 
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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 Manager
Adrianna Borczyk
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Nancy Lin, SPWS, President, Email
Ellen Hartin,g SPWS, Immediate Past President, Email
Hector Aponte, PWS, President Elect, 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 7/16/24