Utility Management Certification

To provide recognition and certification for experience and educational
achievements in the field of water and wastewater management.

Today the water and wastewater industry is more complex than ever. Economics, increased complexity in regulatory requirements and a changing society are crafting the public water and wastewater systems of tomorrow. As our industry changes, there is a strong need to recognize the individuals who provide management leadership to the industry and create a standard for the future manager to strive for, thus meeting the demands of the water sector now and for the future.

Succeed in Your Career

The Utility Management Certification (UMC) program is designed to recognize the educational, experience, and training achievements of individuals and to market their achievements and skills therefore increasing their value as a water professional. Whether you are currently a manager or in an entry-level position, the "UMC" designation will enhance your career opportunities and document your dedication to water sector management.

Value And Recognition

The Water University and the Utility Management Certification program are supported by Vermont Rural Water Association and National Rural Water Association. This unique program provides state and national recognition for those obtaining the UMC certification. This designation will be valuable in the water sector industry as systems become more complex and the need for more individuals with management expertise continues to expand.

Secure Your Future

The course has been approved by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation -Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division & Watershed Management Program for training contact hours (tch). The tch are pertinent for both water & wastewater operator certification. The classroom based UMC course is a 10 tch course. See VRWA's training calendar for UMC classroom based training opportunities. Course participants will receive the UMC Certification Study Guide and will be registered to take the UMC online exam.

Click this Application Info link for application instructions and for more details on determining eligibility to obtain the Utility Management Certification.