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a) Can I be an ACWWA Certified Wet Wash Specialist if my employer does not wish to become an ACWWA Wet Wash Provider.

 No. An ACWWA Certified Wet Wash Specialist must be linked to an ACWWA Certified Wet Wash Provider.

A business may apply to become an ACWWA Certified Wet Wash Provider if they employ ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialists. Conditions Apply. Contact us for further information. 


 b) What skills and training do I need to become an ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist 

An ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist demonstrates to the association they meet the following requirements and complete the Certification Process

  • Completion of a Lock Out/Tag Out training certification
  • Completion of a site safety certification. This could be a construction industry White/Blue Card or other safe working certification recognised in your state or territory.
  • Have completed a HVAC Wet Wash specific training course either through a registered training provider or structured training by a private training provider.
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 12 months as a wet wash cleaner. As this is a new industry, applicants who are unable to demonstrate the appropriate experience, can still apply if they can show ongoing mentoring support from an ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist or through their provider.   
  • Completion of the ACWWA certification process including a declaration of voluntary compliance with the ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Guidelines for Ductless Split Systems and the ACWWA Code of Practice.    

The first step to becoming a Certified Specialist or provider is to contact us at admin@acwwa.org.au 


d) Where do I get ACWWA Hygiene Seals if I am not a member

Only ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialists and Providers are able to purchase the ACWWA Hygiene Seals. The seals are not transferable.  


e) What is the standard of equipment I need to become an ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist

There are several standards of professional grade equipment that are required to become an ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist. These include but are not limited to equipment capable of delivering a minimum of 5 litres per minute unrestricted flow rate, Lock Out/Tag Out currency and environmentally friendly cleaning products. 


f) How often should we clean an air conditioner

Air conditioner filters should be cleaned at least monthly. Monthly cleaning of filters is the best defence against long term contaminates which cause a biofilm over the surfaces of the air conditioner. A full wet wash clean back to "As New" hygienic condition is recommended to be performed whenever visible contaminates are present. In normal conditions this is anticipated to be at least once every 12 months. This recommended annual wet wash cleaning is a guideline only and the actual hygiene will vary significantly with humidity and highly contaminated environments. Always consult with your ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist to get the most effective timeframe for your situation.


g) How can I get a copy of the ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Guidelines for Ductless Split Systems

 The ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Guidelines for Ductless Split Systems are available to members only. Please contact the association at admin@acwwa,org.au if you need further details on obtaining a copy or need further information.  


h)  How can I pay for my membership

Join as an affiliate through our website and you will be taken to our secure payment system.

ACWWA Certified Specialists and Providers will receive a Tax Invoice with payment details.

i) How do I complete the ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist process.

The Certification Process is not intended to be onerous however there are standards that need to be met to ensure air conditioner cleaning and verification are performed to the requirements of the ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Guidelines for Ductless Split Systems and the ACWWA Code of Practice.

The first step is to contact us on admin@acwwa.org.au and we will provide you with further information


j) How can I contact ACWWA for further information and discussion about membership

If you have any further enquiries not answered here, please email us at admin@acwwa.org.au with your enquiry and your preferred return contact details. We will get back to you. 


j) Can I use the ACWWA Logo in my marketing.

The ACWWA Corporate Logo as it appears on this website is ONLY for ACWWA use. 

The ACWWA Certified Logo is available for use only by ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialists (including their Certified Providers). The ACWWA Certified Logo will be provided to you on successful completion of the certification process.

ACWWA Affiliate members do not clean air conditioners and are not certified or in any other way audited, endorsed or approved by ACWWA so they are unable to use any of the ACWWA Logos or imply any endorsement by ACWWA.


k) Can I be an ACWWA Affiliate and not become certified.

An ACWWA Affiliate is a business or individual with an interest in the HVAC Wet Wash Industry however does not clean air conditioners.

Individuals who clean air conditioners need to become certified to apply ACWWA Hygiene Seals. 

If a business employs ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialists they can apply to become certified providers. Conditions apply. Contact us for further information. 

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