Maintenance Technologist Certification Program
The GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Certification program is a voluntary certification program that follows the same levels as the Association of Boards of Certification Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification.
Once a Maintenance Technologist Certification is obtained, it can be renewed. Every Maintenance Technologist License expires on June 30th of every odd year. Learn more about certification and renewal requirements below, or click on one of the buttons to go straight to the MT Certification application or the MT Renewal application.
To obtain an initial Maintenance Technologist certification, please follow these steps.
Determine the level of certification you need
The GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Certification follows the same levels as the Association of Boards of Certification Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification. The GAWP Maintenance Technologist program requires that everyone start at the entry level (Level III). Once a Level III certification is obtained, the next step is a Level II, followed by the final certification level, Level I.
|Certificate Applied For||Current Certificate|
|Level III||No prior certificate required|
|Level II||Level III certificate required|
|Level I||Level II certificate required|
The GAWP Maintenance Technologist program requires that applicants have experience in actual hands-on maintenance prior to taking the examination. The amount of required experience is indicated below for each level of certification.
|Certification Level||Experience required||EDUCATION REQUIRED|
|Level III||One year of acceptable maintenance experience in a water or wastewater system (Lubricating, performing readings, conducting rounds, and performing routine preventive maintenance)||High school diploma, GED, or equivalent|
|Level II||Three years of acceptable maintenance experience in a water or wastewater system with a minimum of two years performing Class II duties (Tearing down equipment, performing repairs, installing, and reinstalling)||High school diploma, GED, or equivalent|
|Level I||Five years of acceptable maintenance experience in a water or wastewater system with a minimum of two years performing Class I duties (Inspecting and managing Class I and II duties, and analyzing and performing predictive maintenance)||High school diploma, GED, or equivalent|
The applicant will be required to document work history that includes the type of work performed and the approximate dates of employment.
The program requires that applicants complete course work prior to taking an exam. This course work must include GWWI Maintenance Technologist training.
|Certification Level||Required Course Work||GWWI Course|
|Level III||24 Hours||Basic Maintenance Technologist (Level III)|
|Level II||24 Hours||Advanced Maintenance Technologist (Level II)|
|Level I||No additional course work required|
Take and Pass the GAWP Maintenance Technologist Certification Exam
The Level III, Level II, and Level I exams are offered through Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP). The applicant can register for the AMP exam online or by calling 913-859-4600.
All exams are proctored, computer-based exams and are given at many testing centers throughout Georgia and the United States. Check the website for exam schedules and the exam location nearest to you.
Apply to the GAWP Maintenance Technologist Certification Program
Once a passing score on the certification exam has been achieved, the applicant can apply for certification online. The applicant must fill out the application and provide documented proof that steps 1–4 have been completed. Please note that your application may take up to 2–3 weeks to process.
All GAWP Maintenance Technologist Certifications expire on June 30 of every odd year. Renewal requirements must be met prior to the deadline.
Prior to the deadline, Maintenance Technologists must obtain the required number of continuing education training points for the level of certification that they currently have. For renewal, all points must come from classes that are specifically approved for the Maintenance Technologist renewal.
GWWI has several courses that are approved for the Maintenance Technologist renewal.
|Certification Level||Required Continuing Education Points|
|Level III||12 Points|
|Level II||18 Points|
|Level I||24 Points|
To determine exactly how many points you need for your renewal, and what type of course is required, visit our Renewal Calculator.
Submit Application for Maintenance Technologist Renewal
Visit the GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Renewal application page, and fill out the application. You will be required to upload proof of training. You will also be charged a renewal fee. You can pay your renewal fee by credit card online, or you can mail in a check. Please note that your application may take up to 3–4 weeks to process.