News & Events
Convention registration forms for attendees and exhibitors are now available! Join us for two days of informative seminars, a casual vendor fair and reception, plus updates from state officials. Take a license exam if you wish, or upgrade your WQA certification. We will offer CEU for Minnesota and Wisconsin water conditioning licenses, as well as WQA certification credit.
2017 Convention Photos
Several people took advantage of the opportunity to take their state license exams at the MWQA annual convention in October. The two-day event featured several informative seminars, a vendor fair and banquet, national WQA testing session, a WQA certification class, and an opportunity to take the exam for many Minnesota licenses.
Among the presentations that can now be downloaded:
- “Wastewater Recovery & Reuse Technologies” presented by Peter Cartwright
- “RO Basics & Troubleshooting” presented by Bill Loyd
- “Ion Exchange Resins” presented by Carl Galletti
- “Minnesota Plumbing Code Update” presented by Scott Hamilton of IAPMO
- “Legal Issues for Business” presented by Scott Schiesser
2016 MWQA Convention Presentations Available For Download
MWQA’s 2016 convention included several educational presentations, as well as the National WQA’s Fundamentals Course, which is the second step in the Modular Education Program. Attendees with Minnesota water conditioning licenses were able to obtain all the credits needed to renew their license, and those with Wisconsin licenses were also granted credit. In addition, attendees were given the opportunity to earn PEX certification cards at a presentation by Viega, and heard from Charlie Durenberger of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Here is a list of speakers along with a link to their presentations.
Scott Schiesser, “Introduction to Water Filtration.”
Mike Herman, “Minnesota Plumbing Code Regulations.”
Scott Schiesser, “Introduction to Water Softening.”
Matt Palmersten, “UV Basics and Design.”
Sara Heger, University of Minnesota,“Salt and Chloride Discharge Effects on Minnesota Waters.”
The 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code, Chapter 4714, took effect Jan. 23, 2016. The code incorporates by reference the 2012 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code with Minnesota amendments and replaces the old Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4715.
- 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code*
- Plumbing Code Fact Sheet (PDF)
- What you need to know about the 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code
*The detailed version of the Minnesota Plumbing Code linked above is available here for your convenience. However, the Office of the Revisor of Statutes publishes the official codes.
Changes to State License Exams
Testing for Water Conditioning exams now takes place several times throughout the year and at several locations in Minnesota. Tests are no longer given twice a year. Click on the link below to find the exam dates and locations that will work for you. You can also schedule your exam online.