Is PWS for you?
How will the PWS program benefit you?
What is the PWS designation?
The APWA Public Works Supervisoy (PWS) designation is a national recognition that you have successfully completed the requirements of a rigorous program and that shu hep you perform as an effective supervisor. Once obtained, you will need to fulfill the professional development requirements for renewal.
Who will review my application?
All applications are reviewed by the DCS Center Program Council (PC). This is a group of experienced public works professionals selected by the Board of Directors because of their leadership and commitment to APWA.
What is an APWA Public Works Institute?
The Public Works Institutes are designed for supervisors and managers who aspire to become leaders; the curriculum covers ten core areas that are the basis for effective public works leadership. Institutes are offered by APWA chapters in a variety of formats. Many are face-to-face courses that are run as multi-day workshops that span one to three years. Others are online programs and can be instructor-led or self-paced. The total cost ranges from $900 to $4,200.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
The program allows candidates up to four years to complete the program. Current graduates have averaged one year and eight months to complete the program. This includes the time it takes candidates to complete an APWA appoved institute which can vary from a self-paced program to four years.
Can I proceed to the next level in the DCS Center?
If you have successfully completed the Level 1 Public Works Supervsior program, you are qualified to enter the Level 2 PW Manager program without the college degree requirements.
What are the requirements for renewing the PWS designation?
What qualifies for 20 professional development hours necessay to maintain the PWS credenial?
What are the expenses related to applying for the Public Works Supervsor program?
Earning a Donald C. Stone Center designation is making an investment in yourself—and your future. The Public Works Supervisor program can enrich you current positon, adding value to your organizato, open the door to more career choices and increase your earning potential. For expenses, please refer to the chart below.
|PWM Fees||APWA Member Price||Non-Member Price|
|Application Fee||$50.00 USD||$50.00 USD|
|First Year Enrollment Fee||$200 USD||$300 USD*|
|Annual Fee (after first year)||$50.00 USD||$50.00 USD|