For Employers

APWA’s certification programs give you confidence in hiring professionals that have the knowledge, skills and training that will benefit your local government, and keep moving it forward in an ever-changing environment.

When hiring professionals with nationally recognized APWA certifications, you can have confidence that they:

  • Bring to the table a comprehensive approach and better understanding of their public works discipline.
  • Possess valuable industry knowledge, best practices and the commitment needed to serve your community.
  • Are well-prepared for the many challenges and opportunities that your agency may face in today’s public works environment.
  • Are capable of running a cost-effective and efficient operation.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of not only their program area but also those areas that impact what and how they do their job.
  • Add credibility with your customer base, especially when establishing relationships with various operating departments.
  • Have acquired the skills needed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their program, and know how to make informed decisions backed by solid data.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing education and lifelong development in public works.
  • Will remain up-to-date on new trends, techniques and technology through APWA’s recertification requirements.
  • Will take your agency to the next level.
  • Will elevate the level of public works services in your community.