Levels of Certification  
 Certificate of Completion – requires completion of each course
Associate Water Asset Manager (AWAM) – requires completion of CTAM 100-400 and an   application submitted to BAMI-I Asset Management Board
Professional Water Asset Manager (PWAM) – requires completion of CTAM 100-400, four years of relevant asset management experience and an application submitted to BAMI-I Asset Management Certification Board

 Benefits of the CTAM Series

  • Expand your knowledge and access to resources to enable you to initiate, continue or im­prove your own asset management program
  • Earn internationally recognized certification in the field of asset management
  • Earn 1 CEU / 10 PDHs* for each course completed
  • Course fees range from $345-$495 per course, which includes course manuals, exams, study tools, certificates of completion and CEUs/PDHs. Additional fees will be required for AWAM and PWAM certification applications.

3 Easy Ways to Register:
1. Course fees range from $345-$495. Use this link for online registration. 
2. Phone: 330.467.7588 and ask for Vicki Miner, or email vminer@benjaminmedia.com.
3. Mail a check with your contact information to Benjamin Media Inc, 10050 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141 USA 

4. Ask about scheduling on-site training in your region or for your organization.


CTAM-300 – "Managing an Asset Management Program" – explains organizational, legal and budgeting considerations; developing priorities, KPIs; capacity, management, operation and maintenance (CMOM); asset worth value (GASB 34) and life-cycle analysis, utility mapping and rehabilitation methods. The CTAM-300 course fee is $495 and includes an e-manual, chapter exams and exercises.

CTAM-400 – "Financing an Asset Management Program" – provides guidance to managing funding of infrastructure projects which remains one of the most challenging aspects of buried asset management. It explains strategic planning techniques including internal and external financing tools, accounting principles, budgeting, level of service, capital improvement plans, and life-cycle costing, public-private partnerships and design-build projects. The CTAM-400 course fee is $495. Registration includes an e-manual, chapter exams and exercises. 

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What Benefits Will You Receive by Participating in the CTAM Program?

  • Graduates become Certified Professional Water Asset Manager or Associate Water Asset Manager
  • Convenient and cost effective since there is no travel involved
  • Introduces asset management background, principles, and challenges
  • Details leading technologies, data analysis and reporting of data collected
  • Explains risk assessment, management and best practices
  • Covers government regulations, funding and budgeting
  • Dozens of case studies teach enrollees to identify and implement lessons 

What Will You Learn and What is Included in the Course Costs?
CTAM-100 – "Overview of Asset Management" – provides an introduction to asset management principles for water, storm water and wastewater professionals. The CTAM-100 course fee is $345 and includes shipping in the continental US and Canada. Registration includes a course manual, chapter exams, exercises and industry access to water and wastewater asset management associations, networking events and websites that may expand your asset management network. 
CTAM-200 – "Developing Buried Asset Management Programs" – focuses on a utility’s buried assets such as pipes, manholes and valves that are “out-of-sight and out-of-mind” and provides practical solutions to everyday problems municipalities are facing. The CTAM-200 course fee is $495. Registration includes an e-manual, chapter exams and exercises. CTAM-200 offers guidance for your program design and implementation.