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
Board of Directors
Certification Committees
Standing Rules
Renewal Process

Wetland Scientist

Body of Knowledge
Code of Ethics
Online Ethics Course
Application Forms
Professional Short Courses

Annual Maintenance Fee
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PWS Seal Order Form
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International Application

This form is for International applications. If you are a resident of the United States or Canada, CLICK HERE.

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.

* 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

Upgrading from WPIT to PWS info:MORE

If you have already started an application and wish to continue, LOGIN using your temporary password that you received via email. If you did not receive a password, please check your junk or spam folder. If you can not find the email, then Click Here.

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.
An automated email will be sent to each of your references requesting that they complete the online REFERENCE LETTER form on your behalf.


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Last Updated 8/10/20