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

September
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Sept. 6-9
Clerk's Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Covers skills needed to work effectively as a clerk within a small rural utility. Topics include a clerk's roles and responsibilities concerning public relations, meetings, office and records management, elections, financial management, and ordinances and resolutions.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
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. 12 - Oct. 14
AWWA Online: Water Treatment Operator
Level 2

Cost: $525 or $375 for AWWA members
This is a five week online course.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 12 hours of online activities per week
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations
  • High school education
Click here for more information and to register for this online course.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
Sept. 13
EFCN Webinar: Are your Rates too High? - Looking at Affordability of Water Rates
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
Sept. 14
EPA 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. 14
AWWA Webinar: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future
Time: 8:30 - 10 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EPA
Sept. 15
EFCN Webinar: Succession Planning
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
Sept. 19 - Oct. 7
AWWA Online: High Tech Operator 1
Cost: $405 or $255 for AWWA members
This is a three week online course.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of four hours of online activities per week
  • Some college experience pertaining to the water industry
  • 3–5 years of experience in the industry
Click here for more information and to register for this online course.
Online
1.2 Core
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
Sept. 27
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Approaches to Technology Approval
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Sept. 27
AWWA Webinar: Water Loss Control: Transforming Water Management and Monitoring With the IoT
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Sept. 28
AWWA Webinar: Legionella Control for Building Water Systems
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
October
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 3 - 7
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: $400
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Barrow
3.0 Core
Ilisagvik College
Alexander Dattilo
(907) 852-1761
Oct. 4 - 6
Introduction to Small Treated Water Systems
Course Fee: $200 due to YKHC-OEH by September 1, 2016
State Fees: $20 application and $30 exam fees.
The Small Treated Water System exam will be administered at this training.
Bethel
2.0 Core
YKHC-OEH
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420
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. 10 - 28
AWWA Online: High Tech Operator 2
Cost: $405 or $255 for AWWA members
This is a three week online course.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of four hours of online activities per week
  • Some college experience pertaining to the water industry
  • 3–5 years of experience in the industry
Click here for more information and to register for this online course.
Online
1.2 Core
AWWA
Oct. 11
AWWA Webinar: Are Your C&I Meters Delivering on Their Full Revenue Potential?
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
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. 13
AWWA Webinar: GIS in Asset Management
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 17 -
Nov. 18
AWWA Online: Water Treatment Operator
Level 3

Cost: $525 or $375 for AWWA members
This is a five week online course.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 12 hours of online activities per week
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations
  • High school education
Click here for more information and to register for this online course.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
Oct. 19
AWWA Webinar: Organized Chaos: Use Problem Solving to Approach Treatment Facility Startup Webinar
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 20
Sustainable Utility Management for Water and Wastewater Utility Managers
Course Fee: No Cost!
Location: Donald E. Gilman River Center, 514 Funny River Road, Soldotna
There will be a maximum seating of 15, with preference given to water and wastewater operators from USDA RUS eligible communities.
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.
To register, please email your name, address, phone number email address and name of community your represent directly to Mark Wuitschick at mark@arwa.org.
Soldotna
0.6 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick (907) 631-8148
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. 24 - 28
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: $300 due to YKHC-OEH by September 21, 2016
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
This training is being taught by Art Ronimus, PE.
Bethel
3.0 Core
YKHC-OEH
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420
Oct. 25
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Capacity Development and Asset Management
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Oct. 26
AWWA Webinar: Distribution System Management: Lead Service Line Replacement - Learning from Proactive Utility Initiatives Webinar
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 27 - 28
AWWMA 31st Annual SE Alaska Operator Training Conference
Click here to register online.
Sitka
Varies
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone
(907) 561-9777
Oct. 30 -
Nov. 2
AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference
Click here for more information and to register online.
Phoenix
Varies
AWWM
Oct. 31 -
Nov. 18
AWWA Online: High Tech Operator 3
Cost: $405 or $255 for AWWA members
This is a three week online course.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of four hours of online activities per week
  • Some college experience pertaining to the water industry
  • 3–5 years of experience in the industry
Click here for more information and to register for this online course.
Online
1.2 Core
AWWA
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
Oct. 31 -
Nov. 3
ARWA 18th Annual Training Conference
Training sessions will take place 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily to ensure 3.0 total CEUs can be obtained.
Don't forget to bring in your water samples for the Annual Water Taste Test! Entry forms will be available at our registration table during check-in.
For more information click here.
Anchorage
Varies
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
(907) 357-2792
Oct. 31 -
Nov. 4
Elected Officials Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Provides an overview of government for community leaders in rural Alaska. Topics include an official's roles and responsibilities, the Open Meetings Act, parliamentary procedure, ordinances and resolutions, financial management, and sustainability.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
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. 7 - 11
Introduction to Small Water Systems
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
TCC-OEH
Nov. 8 - 10
Anchorage
2.1 Core
IHS
Nov. 9
EPA: Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
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. 29
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Removal of Inorganic Contaminants of Interest: Strontium and Nitrates
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
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
Dec. 5 - 9
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Provides an overview of financial operations for rural utilities. Topics cover basic processes and procedures for financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, collections, risk management, audits, and rate setting.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
Dec. 6 - 8
Electrical Controls
For more information click here.
Fairbanks
2.1 Core
TCC-OEH IHS-EHSC
Dec. 7
AWWA Webinar:Distribution System Management: Water Quality Monitoring and Response - Best Practices from Partnership for Safe Water Utilities
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Dec. 13
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Residual Chlorine and Calibration Check for Chlorine Instruments
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Dec. 14
AWWA Webinar: Regulatory Update
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA

2017

January
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 9 - 13
Operational Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Offers specific skills and knowledge that a manager needs to oversee a rural utility. A manager needs to understand an operatorís duties and the time needed to perform those duties. Topics include safety, operations and maintenance scheduling, data collection and reporting, public relations, inventory control, and contingency planning.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
February
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 6 - 10
Personnel Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Presents tools a rural utility manager needs to maintain a productive work force. Topics include personnel policies and procedures, safety policies and programs, selecting and hiring staff, orientation and training, regulations and the law, communications and conflict, and motivation and management.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
March
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Mar. 6 - 10
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Provides an overview of financial operations for rural utilities. Topics cover basic processes and procedures for financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, collections, risk management, audits, and rate setting.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
April
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Apr. 11 - 13
Introduction to Small Treated Water Systems
TENTATIVE. Details will be announced at a later date.
Bethel
2.0 Core
YKHC-OEH
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420
Apr. 18 -20
Lagoons
TENTATIVE. Details will be announced at a later date.
Bethel
1.1 Core
YKHC-OEH
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420