Do you audit drinking water and recycled water quality management systems? Want to demonstrate that you are a water quality management system expert?

Exemplar Global’s Water Quality Management System (WQMS) Auditor certification program can give you the international recognition you need to stand out from the crowd.

The WQMS Auditor certification program provides international recognition for auditors who conduct audits to ensure that drinking and recycled water service providers can demonstrate that they are managing risk.

This certification program provides international recognition for auditors who conduct audits of drinking water and recycled water quality management systems. This program is not designed to recognize auditors of other water quality management systems.

The WQMS Auditor certification program has been developed by Exemplar Global, Inc. in conjunction with industry representatives. The program provides international recognition for auditors who conduct quality management system audits using national or international management system standards, or other management system standards and normative and industry references that are recognized by Exemplar Global.

The program has been developed in accordance with the risk management framework as set out in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling.

Benefits of Exemplar Global WQMS Auditor certification include:

  • International recognition ensuring that professionals have the necessary skills and attributes to manage risk in accordance with the risk management framework as per national guidelines
  • Provides industry confidence.

So what are you waiting for? Download the requirements and click “Apply Now” to get started.

Program Objectives

Exemplar Global’s WQMS personnel certification program has been developed to:

  • Achieve the requirements of the international standard for personnel certification, ISO/IEC 17024:2012
  • Ensure that auditors meet or exceed the qualification guidelines for management system auditors described in ISO 19011:2011 and are assessed as competent to perform water quality management system audits
  • Assist organizations in selecting competent auditors
  • Enhance the professional recognition of qualified auditors

Two Ways To Get Certified


Qualification Based

What is QB? Qualification-based personnel certification is based on the applicant’s education and qualifications, rather than on the basis of measurable competence.
Why choose QB? If you are an experienced auditor with at least two years of industry experience that you can demonstrate.

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Competency Based

What is CB? Competency-based personnel certification is based on specific competencies defined by industry as requirements for professionals who work in a given industry sector; your knowledge, skills, personal attributes and qualifications will be assessed.
Why choose CB? If you are new to auditing or are not auditing regularly, and don’t yet have a high-level of experience.

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