PO WASTEWATER TREATMENT AWARD & DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATION
AWARD & DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATION
PO certificants are provided with a certificate, wallet card, and PO-identifying pin within 30 days of award of initial certification.
PO-identifying pins are water drop-shaped, reference the PO designation and C2EP, and indicate the class level of the certificant’s certification with one-to-four blue gems running along the right side of the water drop.
PO certificates and wallet cards document information including
- The name of the certificant,
- A unique certification number,
- The type and class of the certification, and
- The effective and expiration dates of the certification.
PO certifications have a two-year active lifetime. Initial certification expiration dates included on PO certificate and wallet cards are issued based on the date of processing by C2EP and are not based on the examination date. New certificates and wallet cards reflecting new expiration dates are issued within 30 days of successful recertification.
All certification documentation, including certificates, wallet cards, and pins, are the sole property of C2EP. C2EP may request the return of these items at any time.
ENFORCEMENT AND VERIFICATION OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION
C2EP reserves the right to enforce the certification standards and Professional Operator Code of Conduct. Disciplinary action for violators may include denial of application, censure, suspension of certification, and/or revocation of certification.
Employers, certifiers, and other stakeholders may verify an individual’s current PO certification status through the Verification Tool.
ACCEPTABLE USE OF CERTIFICATES, LOGOS, AND MARKS
The trademarks “Professional Operator,” “Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals,” “Association of Boards of Certification,” and the abbreviations relating thereto are the exclusive property of ABC who has the sole right to control the use of these marks.
Certificants may use the certification trademarks to identify themselves as a Professional Operator or PO. If candidates or other stakeholders wish to use these trademarks in other ways, such as advertising or promotional materials, they must obtain prior written approval for each use from C2EP.
You can purchase personalized business cards by contacting C2EP.
Approved manners in which certificants may identify themselves as Professional Operators or POs are
- Displaying the documentation of the certification awarded;
- Wearing or displaying the PO-identifying pin;
- Using the title corresponding to the certification awarded; and/or
- Using the professional designation on business cards, letterhead, or other media.You can purchase personalized business cards by contacting C2EP.
C2EP takes a proactive approach in the protection of its logo and marks. As such, C2EP reserves the right to require the removal of C2EP marks from any location or the termination of any use of its marks it determines does not comply with C2EP guidelines. C2EP reserves the right to take legal action and/or other corrective measures to ensure the appropriate use of the logo and marks.
Certificants may request replacement or duplicate documentation (certificate, wallet card, etc.) by contacting C2EP and submitting the required fee.