Alaska Training Coalition Calendar

  • Dates listed on the calendar below are tentative.
  • If you are interested in a particular course, you must call the contact listed to register for the course.
  • Training classes may be canceled or rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Please check back often as this calendar will be updated frequently.
  • Yellow shaded courses are introductory courses that "qualify" the attendee for a provisional level exam.
  • Blue shaded webinars/webcast are NOT approved for CEU credit.
          • Webinars/webcasts are listed for informational purposes only.

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2016

May
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 2 - 6
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
May 4
AWWA Webinar: Practical Examples of Delivering Cyber Security at a Water Utility
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 11
AWWA Webinar: Preparing for Cyanotoxins Events: Learning from Recent Utility and State Experiences
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 18
AWWA Webinar: Advancing the Capital Improvement Planning Strategy for Your Utility
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 23
EFCN Webinar: Water Loss Audits Ė Youíve Collected Your Data, How Do You Know If Itís Any Good?
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
May 24 - 26
Introduction to Small Treated Water Systems
This introductory course is designed for new operators. The Small Treated exam will be administered upon completion of the training.
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Bethel
1.8 DW Core
YKHC
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420
May 25
AWWA Webinar: Lead and Copper Rule: Potential Revisions and Steps Utilities Can Take to Prepare
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 25
WEF Webinar: Creative Solutions for the Recovery of Commodities from Wastewater
Time: 9 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information..
Online
N/A
WEF
May 26
EFCN Webinar: Financing Resilient Communities
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
May 31
EPA Webinar: Responding to Harmful Algal Blooms, Optimization Guidelines, and Sampling for Utilities
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EPA
June
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
June 1
AWWA Webinar: Research and Applications of Membrane Technologies for Potable Water Reuse
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
June 1
EFCN Webinar: Navigating Funding Options for Water Infrastructure
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
June 6-17
Sanitation Energy Efficiency Training
The Alaska Native Health Consortium and the State of Alaska have partnered to develop a two-week off-site Alaska Vocational Center (AVTEC) Sanitation Energy Efficiency Training for rural water plant operators in Seward at an AVTEC training facility. The session focuses on how to achieve maximum operational and energy efficiency in water and sewer facilities, and how to operate and maintain new technologies likely to be installed in the facility in the future. Operators will:
-Learn how to utilize community energy audits to assist in improving energy efficiency
-Receive hands-on lab instruction that will simulate key issues
-Understand the components of preventive maintenance plans and how to use them in addressing efficiency improvements
-Receive instruction on how to achieve regulatory compliance
-Understand the connections between their actions and operational costs, effects on system operational life, and consumer utility rates
-Apply energy efficiency solutions to water/wastewater systems
Seward
8.8 Core
ANTHC/ AVTEC
Marleah LaBelle (907) 729-3635
June 8
EFCN Webinar: Where Am I Starting From? Understanding Your Water Systemís Electric Bill + the new Energy Usage Baseline Tool
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
June 13 -14
Pumps & Pump Systems
Course Fee: $990
Better than learning how to replace or repair a pump, wouldn’t it be more efficient and a greater cost savings if you just knew how to prevent a pump from failing in the first place? This pumps and pump systems training seminar emphasizes centrifugal pumps and the systems that run them quickly and efficiently.  It includes discussions on basic pump design, function and application, and was specifically created for anyone who is responsible for pump specification, installation and operating efficiency at their facility.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
June 14 - 16
Water Plant Filtration Operations
Cost: Contact course sponsor.
This course is designed to train small water system operators to understand the theory, design, and operation of water filtration facilities, including both gravity and pressure filtration systems.
Kotzebue
2.1 Core
Maniilaq Association
Chris Dankmeyer
(907) 442-1349
June 14
EPA Webinar: Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) Regulatory Issues and Solutions
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EPA
June 16
EFCN Webinar: Successful Communication With Your Board
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
June 19 - 22
ACE16 Annual Conference and Exposition
American Water Works Association's (AWWA) annual conference.
For more information or to register online click here.
Chicago
Varies
AWWA
June 22
EFCN Webinar: Completing an Energy Audit Ė What You Need to Do Your Own
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
June 27 - 28
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day " Hands On " Training Course for Building, Plant & Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Understanding Industrial Electricity
Day 2 - Working with Industrial Electricity
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
(303) 531-4560
June 29 - 30
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Course for Everyday Building, Plant and Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Electrical Circuits, Motors & Power Distribution
Day 2 - Power Quality, Lighting, PLCs& VFDs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
July
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
July 20 - 21
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E®
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Training Course Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for
Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
July 20 - 22
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® with Skills & Certification
Course Fee: $1,485
A 3-Day Course including Group Exercises, Individual Skills Demonstrations and Testing Certification Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
2.25 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
July 27
AWWA Webinar: Research and Applications of Membrane Technologies for Potable Water Reuse
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
August
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 23
Application Deadline for October 7th Statewide Operator Certification Exam
Application Fee: $20; Exam Fee $30 per exam
The application is available for download at http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/appforms.htm
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Aug. 24
AWWA Webinar: Achieve Operational Reliability with a System-Wide Plan
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
September
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Sept. 7
AWWA Webinar: Confused about Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems? Learn All You Need to Know
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Sept. 14
AWWA Webinar: Distribution System Residual Requirements Revisited - Is a "Trace" Still Enough?
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Sept. 24 - 28
WEFTEC 89th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
The Water Environment Federation's (WEF) annual conference.
For more information or to register online click here.
New Orleans
Varies
WEF
October
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 5
AWWA Webinar: Innovative Aquifer Storage and Recovery Applications for Reuse and Drinking Water Projects
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 7
Statewide Operator Certification Exam
Application Deadline is August 23rd.
No Exceptions!
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Oct. 10 - 14
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Oct. 12
AWWA Webinar: New Capital Providers for Water Infrastructure Funding
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 24 - 28
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Oct. 31 -
Nov. 1
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day " Hands On " Training Course for Building, Plant & Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Understanding Industrial Electricity
Day 2 - Working with Industrial Electricity
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
(303) 531-4560
November
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 2 - 3
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Course for Everyday Building, Plant and Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Electrical Circuits, Motors & Power Distribution
Day 2 - Power Quality, Lighting, PLCs& VFDs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 7 - 11
Intermediate Water Treatment
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Water Treatment Level 2 - 4 exams will be administered if you hold a current lower level water treatment certification.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Nov. 13 - 17
AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition
This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information.
For more information or to register online click here.
Indiana
Varies
AWWA
Nov. 14 - 17
PLC Workshop: From Introduction to Application
Course Fee: $1,980
An Intensive, 4-day "Hands-on" Training Course
Get up to speed with how PLCs work
Gain the confidence you need to modify and create your own PLC programs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 14 - 15
PLCs for Non-Programmers
2 Day "Hands-On"

Course Fee: $990
A 2 Day Training Course Designed to take the mystery out of working with Programmable Logic Controllers ( PLCs )
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 16 - 17
PLC Programming & Applications
Course Fee: $990
An Intensive, 2-day "Hands-on" Training Course
Gain the confidence you need to modify and create your own PLC programs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E®
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Training Course Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for
Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® with Skills & Certification
Course Fee: $1,485
A 3-Day Course including Group Exercises, Individual Skills Demonstrations and Testing Certification Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
2.25 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 30
AWWA Webinar: What You Need to Know About Climate Risks to Water Utility Infrastructure and Assets
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
December
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 24
AWWA Webinar: Regulatory Update
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA