Test Center Information for the USEPA’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)
The Center is one of two major EPA research centers in the nation, housing research laboratories, training facilities, and administrative offices. AWBERC is named after the center’s first director, who served as EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water and Hazardous Materials and was a leader in many facets of environmental protection. The AWBERC facility has been and continues to be a USEPA flagship for biomonitoring and other aspects of water quality assessment. Cincinnati is centrally located, nearly bordering 3 USEPA Regions and thus accessible to many exam candidates.
Unless otherwise specified, a morning (9:00am (EST) - 12:00pm) and an afternoon (2:00pm to 5:00pm) session are scheduled for each exam date. Please indicate on the registration form (see previous page) : 1) your session(s) preference and 2) whether you will be bring your own microscope for the exam. Because the exams will be held in a United States Federal building, visitors will need to show a picture ID and all belongings are subject to inspection (X-ray scanners) before entering the facility.
Directions to Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)
26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268:
From I-75 North:
Take Hopple Street exit (exit #3 and turn left at light.
Continue going east through 5 stoplights
(Hopple becomes Martin Luther King Dr. after crossing Central Parkway).
Turn left at main entrance to AWBERC (6th stoplight).
From I-71 North
Take Taft Road exit (exit #3) and turn right onto Reading Road
Turn left onto Martin Luther King Dr.
Turn right at main entrance to AWBERC (6th stoplight).
Take Central Parkway exit (Exit #20, center lane) and turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive.
Continue going east through 4 stoplights.
Turn left at main entrance to AWBERC (5th stoplight).
From I-71/75 South
Take Hopple Street exit (Exit #3 – left lane) and turn left at light.
Continue going east through 5 stoplights.
From Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) ~ 15 mi
KY 212 E to I-275 E to I-71/75 N.
Visitors driving to AWBERC are asked to stop at the security guard station, where the guard on duty will direct visitors to appropriate parking locations. Visitors should enter the main entrance and check in at the guard desk. An EPA employee will greet examinees at the main entrance and escort them to the room reserved for the certification exams.
151 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
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400 Oak Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Budget Host Town Center Hotel
3356 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45225
2880 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
130 West Mitchell Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45217
Clifton House B & B
500 Terrace Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cincinnati Travelodge3244 Central PkwyCincinnati, OH 45225
26 West Martin Luther King Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45268
mail stop 642