Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP)

Are you current on the most recent water management and sustainability programs best practices? Professionals in water efficiency are frequently energy managers who have chosen to specialize in or expand into the specific field of water management. This may involve improving water consumption and efficiency in an existing building or implementing a water-efficient sustainability program for their company or organization.

This program teaches industry best practices for effective and efficient water management, including how to measure, verify, and evaluate water usage for a given building or facility, as well as how to compare technologies, water supply, and water balancing options.

Certification Program Objectives:

  • Learn how to measure, verify, and assess the water consumption of a given structure or facility.
  • Acquire an understanding of the terminology used by local municipalities, federal and state governments, and their policies, incentives, and water-specific mandates.
  • Learn about water billing for your company, client, or facility, as well as cost-cutting strategies.
  • Learn how to compare and contrast options for water supply and water equilibrium.
  • Determine the available technologies to enhance water efficiency

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CWEP, student should take up a 1.5 hours exam at the designated examination centers.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.

Materials Provided:

  • Presentation slides
  • Study references


Upon successful completion of the CWEP training, participants will receive a “Certified Water Efficiency Professional” certificate.

Who Should Attend:

Those undertaking or evaluating water efficiency initiatives, as well as those responsible for water supply and management for a facility or building, will benefit the most from this program. CWEP certification from AIBM confers international credibility within the communities of environmental management and sustainability.
Existing energy engineers, energy managers, building maintenance engineers, manufacturing and facilities managers, and energy consultants have participated in this program.

Course Outline: 

  • Introduction to Alternative Energy
  • Introduction to CWEP
  • Terminology & Helpful Resources
  • Units of Measure
  • Water Policy & Standards
  • Utility Analysis & Benchmarking (Economics)
  • Facility Auditing and Measurement & Verification
  • Water Metering
  • Domestic Plumbing
  • Water Treatment
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  • Laundry Equipment
  • Medical / Lab Equipment
  • Cooling Towers
  • Boilers & Mechanical Equipment
  • Water Supply Options (Alternative Water Sourcing)
  • Pool Systems
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Storm Water Management