Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification ProgramSociety of Wetland Scientists
Professional Certification Program
Is an International Organization with Over 2,000
Professional Wetland Scientists Certified Since 1994
Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program

Certification Information

Overview of Program
Mission & Vision
Strategic Plan (PDF)
Board of Directors
Standing Rules
Renewal Process

Wetland Scientist

Application Forms
Body of Knowledge
Code of Ethics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Global Champions
Professional Short Courses

Annual Maintenance Fee
Online Ethics Course
PWS Seal Order Form
PWS Patch Order Form
Store My Renewal Documents
Update My Profile
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Application - Board of Directors
Application - Standing Committee
Application - Student Board Rep
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COVID-19 Resources
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Event Calendar
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This form is for residents of the United States and Canada. If you live in a different country, CLICK HERE.

All information submitted by applicants is only available to business office staff who manage applications and Certification Review Panel members, which provides for security and confidentiality.

The SWSPCP ensures that unbiased consideration is given to all applicants with respect to race, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, economic status, country of origin and citizenship, ethnic background, and disability.

This is a multi-part application.
You must complete each section by clicking on the section number.
You must complete Section 1 first then the other sections will become available. Sections can be accessed multiple times while you complete the entire application.
You will be sent a temporary password via email to access your application while you complete all the sections.
NOTE: Point at each of the little blue bubbles for instructions on each section or Click Here for a PDF.
NOTE: Please do not use the < > characters in your text.

Upgrading from WPIT to PWS Instructions:MORE

* Section 1 - Personal Information. All fields are required.MORE
* Section 2 - Code Of Ethics. All fields are required MORE
* Section 3 - College / University Education MORE
* Section 4 - Wetland Related Courses/Training Required for PWS MORE
* Section 5 - Qualifying Full-Time Experience MORE
* Section 6 - Additional Supportive Information MORE
* Section 7 - Statement of Expertise Essay MORE
* Section 8 - Professional References MORE
* Comments - General Comments MORE

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When you have completed ALL the sections for your application and made a payment,
you MUST click this FINAL SUBMIT button to submit your application for review.
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Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program
Last Updated 5/14/24