Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification ProgramSociety of Wetland Scientists
Professional Certification Program

Certification Information

Overview of Program
Mission & Vision
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Board of Directors
Standing Rules
Renewal Process

Wetland Scientist

Body of Knowledge
Code of Ethics
Online Ethics Course
Application Forms
Professional Short Courses
Global Champions

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PWS Seal Order Form
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SWSPCP Committees

2020/2021 Executive Board

Gillian Davies, PWS President
Robert McInnes, PWS President-Elect
Kimberli Ponzio, SPWS Immediate Past President
Robbyn Myers, SPWS Secretary General
Yvonne Vallette, SPWS Treasurer

Standing Committees

Certification Standards Committee

John Lowenthal, SPWS Committee Chair, 2019-2021
Patrick M. Frost, Emeritus, 2018-2021
R. Harold Jones, Emeritus, 2019-2022
Kurt Philipp, SPWS, 2018-2021
Robert Shannon, SPWS, 2018-2021

Certification Review Panel

Robert Shannon, SPWS, Panel Chair, 2021-2024
Gregg Antemann, SPWS, 2019-2022
Stephen W. Chu, PWS, 2019-2022
Leandra Cleveland, PWS, 2021-2024
David Davis, SPWS, 2021-2024
Donna Jacob, PWS 2021-2023
James Haney, PWS, 2021-2023
Ingeborg Hegemann, Emeritus, 2019-2022
James A. Thomas, SPWS, 2018-2021
Jason Steele, PWS, 2021-2023

Certification Appeals Board

John Lowenthal, SPWS, Chair 2018-2021
Rhodes Robinson, PWS 2018-2021

Certification Renewal Committee

Patrick M. Frost, SPWS Emeritus, Committee Chair 2021-2024
Paul Anderson, PWS, 2021-2023
Vikki Jackson, PWS, 2021-2023
Robert J. Jontos, Emeritus, 2021-2023
William Kirchner, SPWS, 2021-2023
David G. Purkerson, PWS, 2021-2024
Amy W. Rollins, SPWS, 2021-2024
Don J. Silverberg, SPWS, 2021-2024

Outreach Committee

Robbyn Myers, SPWS, Committee Chair 2019-2021
Scott W. Jecker, SPWS, 2019-2021
Yvonne Vallette, SPWS 2019-2021

Ethics Committee

Matthew Schweisberg, SPWS, Chair, 2021 - 2024
John Lowenthal, SPWS, 2021 - 2023
Janet Nunley, PWS, 2021 - 2024
Pat Frost, SPWS Emeritus, 2021 - 2023
Amy Rollins, SPWS, 2021 - 2024
Rob Shannon, SPWS, 2021 - 2023

Nomination Committee

Kimberli Ponzio, SPWS, Chair 2021-2022
Robbyn Myers, SPWS, 2021-2024
Leandra Cleveland, PWS, 2018-2021
Charles Newling, SPWS, CWB, 2018-2021
John Lowenthal, SPWS 2020-2023

Awards Committee

Robbyn Myers, SPWS, Committee Chair, 2018-2021
Stephen Chu, PWS, 2018-2021
Paul Julian, PWS, 2018-2021
Pam Tennison-Rindt, PWS, 2018-2021

Globalization ad hoc Committee

Matthew Simpson, PWS, Committee Chair
Kimberli Ponzio, SPWS
Gillian Davies, PWS
Ben LePage, PWS
R. Harold Jones, Emeritus
Robbyn Myers, SPWS
John Lowenthal, SPWS
Kurt Philipp, SPWS
Shuqing An, PWS

SWS SWSPCP Representative

Scott Jecker, SPWS

CESB Representative

Kurt R. Philipp, SPWS, 2018-2021

Public Member

Marla Stelk, 2020-2025

Professional Short Course Review Panel

R. Harold Jones, Emeritus, Chair, 2019 - 2022
Scott W. Jecker, SPWS, 2019 - 2022
Janet Morlan, Emeritus, 2019 - 2021
Charles Newling, SPWS, 2021 - 2023
Steven Walls, SPWS, 2021 - 2023


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