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297 The Latest About Getting Your CWT

Chris GoldenChris Golden, Director of Sales at Taylor Water Technologies and CWT Certification Chair, is our returning guest and he is here to share the latest information about water treaters getting their Certified Water Technologist (CWT) designation.

Today Chris is answering these listener questions and so many more:

How does one become a CWT?

Why get your CWT?

What does having your CWT do to differentiate you from other water treaters at the same company?

Does a CWT employee make more money than an employee without a CWT?

Why should business owners encourage employees to get their CWTs? 

Why should customers opt for water treaters with a CWT designation?

What are some places customers should research to learn more about CWTs?

What happens after the exam has been passed?

What does the CWT recertification process look like?

Once someone has their CWT, what do they need to do to maintain that certification? 

What is the difference between a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and a Continuing Education Hours?

The CWT Certification Process:

Bottom line: Chris Golden shares the latest information about getting and maintaining your Certified Water Technologist (CWT) designation.



Trace Blackmore shares Upcoming Events for Water Treatment Professionals [1:00]

Periodic Water Table With James McDonald [5:45]

Interview with Chris Golden, Director of Sales at Taylor Water Technologies and CWT Certification Chair, about getting your CWT [9:00]

Trace’s message for those considering getting their CWT in 2023 [45:00]


Links Mentioned

Download the CWT Certification Process HERE

CWT Prep Video Course taught by Trace Blackmore

Scaling UP! H2O Academy video courses

Submit a Show Idea

AWT (Association of Water Technologies)

The Rising Tide Mastermind



“The CWT certification shows that you’re a good, committed, and ethical water treater.”  – Chris Golden

“Getting your CWT shows that you have competence which builds trust.” – Chris Golden

“Employees with CWTs are proving their value by getting certified.” – Chris Golden

“As a business owner, having employees with CWTs is a valuable thing, and you should pay them more.” – Chris Golden 

“Younger generations value being able to grow and progress. If you can show them a path of progression they will stay with you.” – Chris Golden

“I believe this is a designation that elevates your commitment to this industry and allows everyone who sees those three initials behind your name that you are taking this more seriously than other people in this industry.” – Trace Blackmore


Connect with Chris Golden

Phone: 800-TEST KIT (837-8548) 




How to Choose a Water Treater article by Chris Golden


2023 Events for Water Professionals

Check out our Scaling UP! H2O Events Calendar where we’ve listed every event Water Treaters should be aware of by clicking HERE or using the dropdown menu.


Periodic Water Table With James McDonald

Aha, we’re touching upon raw water clarification and wastewater treatment here. What is alum used for? What is its chemical formula? What weight percentage of alum is aluminum? What could happen if alum is overfed? What form does alum typically come in? Solid? Liquid? How is alum fed to a system?


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