Education Advisory Committee


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Responsible for coordinating the licensed operator training programs and TCH management program. The NJWEA, through its Education Advisory Committee is represented on the NJDEP Advisory Committee on Water and Wastewater Operator Training. Representing NJWEA are Joseph Bonaccorso and Richard Kunze, both long time instructors of the required courses.


Chris Hoffman, Chairperson . James DeBlock
Stephen Dowhan, Vice Chair . Jerry Haimowitz
Richard Kunze . Joseph Bonaccorso, (North Section)
Rocco Maiellano Robert Sokolowski, (Central Section)
Dennis Palmer . Richard Eustace, (South Section)
Ron Suto . Jill Plesnarski . James Wancho, P.E.

Training Contact Hours (TCH) Information

Many courses that are provided by NJWEA are certified for both Water and Wastewater licenses. At the Annual Conference and Technology Transfer Seminars many courses are available which are dual purpose.

When reviewing your certificates, the course number will tell you the designation, for example, the course numbered 03-01 02 39 3-0, the last two digits (3-0) indicate a dual purpose course (3), that is non-safety (0). The course numbered 03-01 02 45 3-1 is a dual purpose safety course, where again the number 3 indicates dual purpose but the course relates to safety (1). The course numbered 03-01 02 48 2-0 is a Wastewater non-safety course (2-0). Finally, a course with the number 03-01 02 55 1-0 would be a Water non-safety course.

NJWEA encourages Utility Authorities to submit their in-house training programs for certification evaluation. A nominal fee is charged for record keeping and certificate production.


TCH Transcripts

Transcripts are available to NJWEA members at no charge. To recieve your transcript contact:

Provide your full name, WEF/NJWEA membership number and a PDF format transcript will be sent back to you. Certified Transcripts will be made available at the close of the 3 year tracking period.

NJWEA tracks only courses that it or it‘s co-sponsors have provided.