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Water Industry Professionals Association (WIPA)


WIPA

Water Industry Professionals Association

We are passionate about water industry professionals

The Water Industry Professional Association (WIPA) provides a continuing professional development and registration programme for water industry professionals. The vision and mission of WIPA is to have a competent and capable water industry workforce supported by a comprehensive continuing professional development and registration programme for water industry professionals who meet specified criteria so they can demonstrate a high level of competence.

It’s about ensuring a high level of competency within the industry is maintained.

More information on WIPA can be found here

How do I enrol into WIPA?

If you want to enrol into the WIPA programme, please complete the enrolment form found here.

If you have any questions, please contact us on info@wipa.co.nz

Registration information can be found here

Programme Costs

There is a one-off fee for approved applicants to enrol into the WIPA programme. Once you have enrolled you will be required to pay an annual administration fee to ensure your enrolment stays current.

Enrolment fee: $150 + GST

Annual Administration fee: $100 + GST

Course attendance incurs a separate fee at the applicants own/employers’ cost. More information on course fees can be found here.

You will need to click into the specific course for further information about the specific course.

Gaining CPD Credits

Water industry employees who are enrolled in the WIPA CPD programme can earn CPD credits by attending training courses that are listed on the WIPA website, and below. To become a Registered Water Industry Professional, applicants must gain 30 WIPA CPD credits within a two-year period. You can gain these credits through:

  • approved WIPA courses
  • presenting a paper at a conference (3 credits for a 30-minute presentation)

Below is the current listing of courses provided to the WIPA programme. Check the website regularly for additional courses as they become available.

Drinking Water

  • Backflow Prevention
  • Chlorination Basics
  • Corrosion protection of steel assets in water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Critical Control Points for water supplies
  • Flexitec PVC Pipe Design & Installation
  • Introduction to Water Safety Planning
  • Polytec Injection Extrusion Welding
  • Polytec PE Pipe Design and Installation
  • Polytec PE Pipe Buttwelding
  • Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Electrofusion
  • Polytec PE Pipe Welding
  • Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Welding QA Inspection
  • Polyethylene Pipe Welding
  • Principles and Trends in Water Treatment
  • The 6 Principles of Drinking Water Safety in Practice
  • Water Sampling Potable Water

Wastewater

  • Corrosion protection of steel assets in water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Flexitec PVC Pipe Design & Installation
  • Polytec Injection Extrusion Welding
  • Polytec PE Pipe Design and Installation
  • Polytec PE Pipe Buttwelding
  • Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Electrofusion
  • Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Welding QA Inspection
  • Polyethylene Pipe Welding
  • Prevention of concrete corrosion in water/wastewater treatment plants and chemical bunds
  • Principles and Trends in Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Sampling Environmental and Wastewater

Stormwater

  • Flexitec PVC Pipe Design & Installation
  • Polytec Injection Extrusion Welding
  • Polytec PE Pipe Design and Installation
  • Polytec PE Pipe Buttwelding
  • Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Electrofusion
  • Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Welding QA Inspection
  • Polyethylene Pipe Welding

Essential Skills

Watch this space as we add courses as they become available.

Course providers - if you have a course you would like to include on WIPA, please email info@wipa.co.nz with course information.

The WIPA is a joint venture between the Water Industry Operations Group and Water New Zealand

If you have any questions, please contact us on info@wipa.co.nz