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CWEA Laboratory Webinar Events

Updated: Jul 9, 2020


Join these webinars to learn about essential lab duties as you prepare for your CWEA Grade 1 - 4 Laboratory Analyst Certification. These sessions will cover vital information for anyone who works with or in a laboratory setting such as: data integrity, ethics, sample collection, instrument maintenance, lab calculations and documentation, chemical analyses, toxicity, permits and regulations.

  • Grade 1 Entry Level

  • Grade 2 Analyst

  • Grade 3 Supervisor

  • Grade 4 Manager

CWEA offers voluntary certifications for water professionals and many California water agencies use CWEA's certifications of professional competence as part of their hiring process and will require new employees to hold or obtain the certification.

Safety, Ethics and Essential Laboratory Duties - July 7  - 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Sample Collection and Documentation - July 14 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm LEARN MORE

Instrument Maintenance and Troubleshooting - July 21  - 1:00 - 2:30 pm LEARN MORE

Lab Calculations, Documentation and QA/QC - July 28 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm LEARN MORE

Chemical Analyses - August 4  - 1:00 - 3:00 pm LEARN MORE

Grade 1 & 2: Micro/Physical Analyses and Microbiology/ Toxicity - August 11, 2020 DETAILS TO COME

Process Control, Permits and Regulations - August 18, 2020 DETAILS TO COME

Earn contact hours by attending the live webinar presentation. CWEA proudly offers six  voluntary certification programs for wastewater professionals. Many California water and wastewater agencies use CWEA's certifications of professional competence as part of their hiring and promotional procedures.


Introducer: Mindy Boele, Water Quality Manager, City of Vacaville Utilities Department Mindy Boele serves as the Water Quality Manager for the City of Vacaville. She has 17 years' experience as a Laboratory Supervisor and is a member of multiple lab committees throughout the state, including being a member ELTAC.

Moderator: David Holland, Laboratory Director, Monterey Bay Analytical Services, Inc. David is the owner and co-founder of Monterey Bay Analytical Services, a California ELAP certified laboratory. He has over 30 years' experience performing chemical and biological analyses. David has a BS in Microbiology and is a certified Public Health Microbiologist. He was an adjunct instructor at Hartnell Community College and Gavilan Community College teaching in the Water Technology Programs. His other certifications include Water Distribution Grade I and Water Treatment Operator Grade II.

Speaker: Mollie Wooden, Laboratory Supervisor, Monterey Bay Analytical Services Mollie Wooden serves as the Laboratory Supervisor at Monterey Bay Analytical Services (MBAS). She is a graduate of Cal State Monterey Bay where she had multiple internships trying to find the right career for her. Upon graduating, she worked for the Monterey Bay Aquarium analyzing the water quality of the tanks and water quality system. She had also started as an intern at Monterey Bay Analytical Services in 2012. Eventually she decided MBAS was where she was going to further her career and was promoted to Laboratory Supervisor in 2017. In addition to the responsibility for the microbiological and biochemical analyses, she is the principal analyst for metals determination by ICP-MS and ICP-OES and oversees laboratory QA/QC requirements to name a few duties. Her recent passion in outreach was sparked by presenting to college and high school students around the peninsula which has evolved into her drive to educate people about working in water quality labs including creating classes and performing more outreach via social platforms (@CaLabAnalyst). She holds a B.S. in Biology as well as a CWEA Grade III Lab Analyst Certification.



  1. You'll register first on

  2. You'll receive a confirmation email from CWEA which will contain your Zoom registration instructions

  3. Once registered through Zoom, you'll receive a confirmation from Zoom containing a link to add the webinar to your calendar 

  4. On the day of the webinar, click on the Zoom link and join the webinar

  5. Please note: you must stay online for the entire webinar in order to receive contact hours

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