Become a California Water Audit Validator!

The Water Audit Validator course is a 2-day program designed to qualify individuals to perform Level 1 water audit validations in California. Water audit validators examine water loss audit inputs to consider the water audit's accuracy and document the sources of uncertainty. Per Senate Bill 555 urban retail water suppliers must submit validated distribution system water audits by October 1 each year. Individuals who successfully complete this course and exam will receive a Water Audit Validator certificate. The certificate will be valid for 3 years.

To download the registration form click here. To register online, click on the register button below each class.

Los Angeles County

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

  April 30 - May 1, 2018

Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Water Authority

May 9 - 10, 2018


GEI Consultants

May 2 - 3, 2018

San Diego County

Vallecitos Water District


May 21 - 22, 2018

West Sacramento

Dr. Kenneth D. Kerri Training Center

June 5-6, 2018

San Jose

Santa Clara Valley Water District

May 7 - 8, 2018


Western Municipal Water District

May 23 - 24, 2018

Why should you become a Water Audit Validator (WAV) through the new CA-NV AWWA program?

  • Help your California urban water supplier comply with Senate bill (SB 555)
  • Professional Development
  • Water Auditor is NOT the same as a Water Audit Validator
  • Provide a required service to your client or neighboring water agency

Who can obtain a WAV Certificate?
  • Open to all interested persons including utility staff and consultants
  • Must have working knowledge of the water audit methodology (AWWA M36) and experience with the AWWA Free Water Audit Software is recommended

*Per SB 555, anyone who was not a contractor for the Water Loss TAP Program or who previously completed at least ten Level 1 Audit Validations must have a CA-NV AWWA certificate to do validations. The WAV training is the method the Section will be using to certify validators. All validators beginning with July 2019 submissions must have a Section WAV certification.

For questions, contact the Director of Educational Programs at 909.291.2116.