The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program, serving the public's need to identify qualified individuals to assess and manage wetland resources around the world.
This program is intended to meet the needs of professional ecologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, educators, agency professionals, consultants, and others who practice wetland science.
Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Jon A. Kusler, Esq.
Honoring the legacy of Jon A. Kusler, Esq. More Info
SWS 2020 Virtual Meeting
The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is excited to announce the inaugural virtual meeting on December 1-3, 2020, themed "Wetland Connections Over 40 Years".
SWS has listened to your feedback and decided that a smaller, virtual meeting is in order to celebrate the SWS 40th anniversary and to showcase SWS members' outstanding work in wetlands. The goal is to offer an abbreviated format for the SWS community to connect, to share research, and to continue expanding the Society's global network. More Info
Standing Rules Update
The Board has decided to have a Student Representative on the SWSPCP Board of Directors. Read More
A new resource page about COVID-19 issues and possible annual maintenance fee reduction has been added to our website. This page includes links to the videos from the Virtual Connect Sessions. Read More
SWS 2021 Annual Meeting
SWS will be hosting the 2021 Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington, USA, June 1-4, separate from the postponed RE3 Conference in Quebec City. As a reminder, SWS is no longer a partner in the RE3 Conference.
The call for organized symposium and workshop proposals will open Wednesday, July 15, 2020, and abstract submission will open Wednesday, October 28, 2020. For more information on how to submit a proposal once it is available, visit the 2021 Annual Meeting website. Be on the lookout for additional communications regarding the submission process as dates near.
If you previously had an accepted abstract, symposium or workshop proposal for the Quebec RE3 conference and would instead prefer to present your stand-alone abstract or host your symposium / workshop at the SWS 2021 Annual Meeting, you should withdraw your submission from RE3 as soon as possible. Special consideration will be given to proposal submissions that were previously accepted to the RE3 conference.
We hope you can join us and share your research at the SWS 2021 Annual Meeting. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
During the meeting in Seoul South Korea past president John Lowenthal proudly presented the PWS Certificate to Professor Wei-Ta Fang.
The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP) holds a PWS Mixer in conjunction with the Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. The 2021 International Conference will be held in Spokane, Washington on June 1 - 4, 2021.
The Society of Wetland Scientists was formed to further non-profit scientific and educational objectives related to wetland science, thus encouraging and strengthening professional standards in all activities related to wetland science. The Society deleloped this program for certification of wetland science training and experience as a separate not-for-profit corporation. Learn more at www.sws.org.
The SWS Professional Certification Program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Science Specialty Boards. The Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) is an independent, voluntary membership body created for its member organizations who recognize, through specialty certification, the expertise of individuals practicing in engineering and related fields. Its creation on April 24, 1990 was the culmination of organizing work by volunteers from among the 130 attendees (23 organizations represented) who participated in the April 1988 National Conference on Engineering Specialty Certification. Learn more at www.cesb.org.
Contact the SWS Professional Certification Program:
2800 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 440 Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 Toll Free: 877.226.9902 Fax: 847.885.8393
Kimberli J. Ponzio, M.S., PWS, SWSPCP President, Email Gillian Davies, PWS, SWSPCP President-Elect, Email Matthew Simpson, PWS, SWSPCP Immediate Past President, Email Robert D. Shannon, Ph.D., PWS, Certification Review Chair, Email Patrick M. Frost, PWS, Certification Renewal Chair, Email R. Harold Jones, PWS, Emeritus, Professional Short Course Pre-Approval Panel, Chair, Email