Certification is granted when a candidate has completed the competencies required via the examination process. All details of the examination process are clearly laid out in the manual. Only candidates that have completed either the home study training and/or an onsite training program may become fully Certified and qualified with a Water Fitness Certification. WaterART does not transfer Certification status from other organizations. Candidates may choose to start at any level of training; however, we suggest when beginning Water Certifications, candidates start with the Shallow & Deep H2O Certification or Shallow H20 Certification to ensure a proper foundation in exercise science and physiology.