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Certificate Programs

A certificate program is an education or training workshop designed to provide skills and knowledge on a narrowly defined topic. It is comprehensive of the defined topic and results in a certificate of completion, which may or may not involve assessment. All APWA certificate programs are available for chapter use.

Certificate programs are often confused with certification. The chart below shows the difference between these two easily confused offerings.

Certification vs. Certificate Programs

  Certification  Certificate
Focus Assessing current knowledge and skills—usually broad in scope Educating individuals to achieve specific knowledge and skills (usually focused in scope) and assessing attainment of them
Components
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Assessment
  • Ongoing requirements
  • Course(s) based on a defined curriculum
  • Assessment
Attributes
  • Can be revoked
  • Results in a designation
  • Cannot be revoked
  • No designation

APWA Certificate Programs

Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate

An eight-hour course designed for supervisors or experienced operators. Learn more >>

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate

A four-hour course designed for those behind the wheel during winter events. Learn more >>

Public Fleet Management Certificate — COMING SOON (available for chapter use in 2020)

An eight-hour course designed for newly promoted fleet managers or those aspiring to become fleet managers. For a sneak peek at this program, attend the Fleet Workshop Sessions at PWX in Seattle:

  • Part 1: Monday, September 9, 9:45am – 11:00 a.m.
  • Part 2: Monday, September 9, 2:00pm – 2:50 p.m.
  • Part 3: Monday, September 9, 3:00pm – 3:50 p.m.
  • Part 4: Monday, September 9, 4:00pm – 4:50 p.m.
Check out the conference app for session descriptions and room locations.

Facilities and Grounds Management CertificateCOMING SOON (available for chapter use in 2020)

An eight-hour course designed for new Facilities and Grounds Managers or those aspiring to become managers. For a sneak peek at this program, attend the Facilities and Grounds Workshop at PWX in Seattle:

  • Wednesday, September 11, 8:00am – 10:45 a.m.
Check out the conference app for a full session description and room location.