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

February
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 1 - 5
AWWA 2016 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition
Join AWWA and AMTA in 2016 to explore how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. Each year the conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting and membrane bioreactor applications.
For more information or to register online click here.
San Antonio
Varies
AWWA
Feb. 2
EPA Webinar on Uranium Standards in Drinking Water and Removal Technologies Research at Small Community Water Systems
Time: 10 am to 11:30 am AKST
In 2016, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water will host monthly webinars to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems. For this webinar, Samuel Hernandez (Office of Water) will give a presentation on uranium and health effects and uranium in drinking water standards, followed by a presentation from Tom Sorg (Office of Research and Development) on removal of uranium from drinking water by small system treatment technologies.
To register for this webinar click here.
Online
None
EPA
Feb. 2-4
Wastewater Analysis for Water and Wastewater Operators
Course Fee: No cost! (Maximum seating of 35)
Preference given to water and wastewater operators from USDA RUS eligible communities.
February 2 - The End of the Pipe – Water Reclamation
February 3 - Process Instrument Verification for Water and Wastewater
February 4 - Nutrient Removal & Analysis
Click here to register online.
Palmer
1.8 Core or 0.6 Core per day
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick
(907) 631-8148
Feb. 8 -10
HACH Water Operations Seminar
Course Fee: No cost!
February 8 - Laboratory Skills for Water & Wastewater Operators - 0.75 core CEUs
February 9 - Distribution System Monitoring - 0.65 core CEUs
February 10 - Analysis for Corrosion Control Parameters - 0.65 core CEUs
Contact Kelly at (907) 841-2800 or kelly@arwa.org to register or receive a copy of the syllabus.
Homer
Varies
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
(907) 841-2800
Feb. 10
ECOS Webinar on Innovative Uses of CWSRF
Time: 10 am to 11:30 am AKST
This webinar features three projects demonstrating unique uses and dispersion of CWSRF funds, and offers valuable case studies that will build state capacity and knowledge. The webinar is open and relevant to all levels of government, utilities, and NGOs.
Click here for more information or to register.
Online
None
ECOS
Feb. 15 - 18
Intermediate Wastewater Treatment
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Wastewater Treatment Level 2 - 4 exams will be administered if you hold a current lower level wastewater treatment certification.
Attendees will have to pay their own travel and room and board.
Seating is limited to 15 individuals.
Click here to register online.
Deadhorse
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Feb. 15 - Mar. 18
Water Treatment Operator Level 1
Cost: Non-member price $525, member price $375
All entry level operators need to know basic math, chemistry, and water treatment regulations and processes to do their jobs well and protect public health. This course will teach you important skills and fundamental knowledge that you need to perform your job well. It will cover water treatment basic concepts you need to know to pass an entry-level certification exam and gain employment in the water industry. The course is also an excellent overview for current trainees or someone brand new to the industry, or for someone seeking to gain a thorough understanding of water treatment operations processes. .
Click here to register online.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
Feb. 16 - 19
Introduction to Utility Management
Covers principles and practices for managing small water and wastewater facilities in rural Alaska. Topics include basic terms, key concepts, and an overview of five utility management functions: personnel, financial, organizational, planning, and operations management.
Fairbanks
3.2 Core
TCC-OEH
Melva Traverso
(907) 452-8251 ext. 3437
Feb. 18
Introduction to Sustainable Utility Management for Small and Rural Water and Wastewater Systems
Time: 11 am to Noon AKST
This webinar will provide an introduction to Sustainable Utility Management and provide information on the 10 key management areas. The presentation will also include information to help address small water and wastewater system management concerns and improve system operations. Also suggestions you can use in your state to target attendees priorities.
For more information or to register for this webinar click here.
Online
None
NRWA
Feb. 23
Application Deadline for April 8th Statewide Operator Certification Exam
Application Fee: $20; Exam Fee $30 per exam
 
Application Deadline for Certificate Upgrade
Application Fee: $20
 
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 23rd. Emailed, faxed, or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The application is available for download at
http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/appforms.htm
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Feb. 22 - 23
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
Feb. 24 - 25
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
Feb. 23 -25
Boiler Maintenance and Repair
This training is an intense, practical “hands-on” seminar that emphasizes methods to achieving peak efficiencies, improvement of troubleshooting skills, and the establishment of an effective PM program.
Bethel
2.0 Core
YKHC
Jennifer Dobson
(907) 543-6420
Feb. 25
SDWA Compliance Issues for the US Territories
Time: 3 pm - 4 pm AKST
This webinar will explore the unique challenges of Safe Drinking Water Act compliance for territorial utilities. Systems in the Territories often must provide service to dispersed rural communities with limited employment opportunities and a low tax base. Rural water has a long-standing relationship with these systems, providing technical, managerial, financial and emergency response assistance.
For more information or to register for this webinar click here.
Online
None
NRWA
Feb. 29 - Mar. 3
Intermediate Wastewater Treatment Training
This course is being sponsored by the City of Ketchikan and taught by Mike Pollen of NTL Alaska, Inc.
For more information or to register, please contact June Robbins or Sheryl Uttke with the City of Ketchikan's Public Works Department at (907) 228-4727.
"Next level higher" wastewater treatment exams will be offered; however, examinees must hold a valid Alaska Wastewater Treatment Level 1 or higher certification. When registering for the course you must indicate if you would like to take an exam.
Last minute exam requests will not be accommodated!
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Ketchikan
3.0 Core
City of Ketchikan
June Robbins Sheryl Uttke (907) 228-4727
March
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Mar. 2 - 4
Confined Space Entry/Attendant, Entry Supervisor
The class is limited to 12 students.
Juneau
TBD
CBJ
Evan Champion (907) 586-0946
Mar. 7 - 11
Introduction to Small Water Systems
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Klawock
3.0 Core
SEARHC
Tim Anderson
(907) 747-7755
Mar. 7 - 10
AWWA Sustainable Water Management
Presenting solutions for balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs, managing water resources, sustainable utilities and infrastructure, urban planning and design, energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater and reuse.
For more information or to register online click here.
Rhode Island
Varies
AWWA
Mar. 15 - 17
2016 Water Operations Workshop
The National Parks Service (NPS) is sponsoring this course at the Boyd Evison Conference Room 309, 240 W. 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK.
Anchorage
2.6 Core
NPS
John Leffel
(206) 220-4270
Mar. 16 - 17
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
Mar. 16 - 18
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
Mar. 21 - Apr. 22
Water Treatment Operator Level 2
Cost: Non-member price $525, member price $375
This course will help you learn more in-depth concepts and practices about conventional water treatment processes, membrane/UV processes, basic laboratory and sampling skills, surface water treatment, groundwater treatment, and the particular parameters that dictate successful treatment of surface water and groundwater sources. This course is ideal for mid-level operators who want to better understand how to collect samples and operate a water treatment facility. Those preparing for the intermediate level operator certification examination should find this course valuable.
Click here for course information.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
Mar. 21 - 26
Backflow Assembly Tester Certification Course
Course Fee: $1,350
This course will provide participants with the information and hands-on skill training needed to qualify and prepare for the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) Backflow Assembly Tester Certification exams which will be administered on March 26th.
Click here for course information.
Sitka
4.0 Core
UAS
Teal Gordon (907) 747-9469
Mar. 21 - 24
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
Mar. 21 - 22
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
Mar. 23 - 24
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
Mar. 28 - Apr. 1
Introduction to Small Water 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
April
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Apr. 8
Statewide Operator Certification Exam
Application Deadline is February 23rd.
No Exceptions!
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Apr. 12 - 14
21st Century Membrane Technology in the Water and Wastewater Industry
Cost: Free
Learn how membranes are used in the water and wastewater industry. Discuss the types and applications of membranes: micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, nano-filtration, and reverse osmosis concepts (RO), desalination, bacteriological pathogen removal, inorganic removal, MBRs and maintenance.
Bethel
2.25 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick (907) 631-8148
Apr. 18 - 21
AWWMA 56th Annual Statewide Conference
For more information visit the AWWMA website at http://www.awwma.org/conferences/.
Anchorage
Varies
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone (907) 561-9777
Apr. 25 - May 27
Water Treatment Operator Level 3
Cost: Non-member price $525, member price $375
This course offers a unique combination of advanced process troubleshooting knowledge and introductory preparation for supervisory responsibilities. This course will help you with managing employees and the legal obligations for regulatory compliance. A valuable class for any operator looking to take the next step as a lead operator or plant manager. This course is valuable preparation for those taking the highest-level operator certification exam.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
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 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
June
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jun. 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
Jun. 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
Jun. 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
Jun. 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
Jul. 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
Jul. 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
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
September
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
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. 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. 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