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Training Calendar

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 certification upon passing the provisional level certification exam.
  • Blue shaded webinars/webcast are NOT approved for CEU credit unless prior arrangements have been made with the Operator Certification Program.
    • Webinars/webcasts are listed for informational purposes only.


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2018

August

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 8 - 9
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E®
Cost: $1,100
The foremost goal of this two-day Arc Flash Electrical Safety course is to keep workers safe while working on or around electrically energized equipment.
Click here to register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 8 - 10
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® w/ Skills & Certification
Cost: $1,650
he first two days of this three-day course are identical to our traditional Arc Flash Electrical Safety course. For this version, a third day is added so that students can demonstrate what they have learned by participating in hands-on classroom exercises and taking the ATMT® Electrical Safety Certification exam. .
Click here to register for the training.
Anchorage
2.25 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 14 - 15
AWWMA 33rd Annual SE Alaska Conference
The conference will be held at the Aspen Hotel in Sitka
Click here for information about the conference.
Click here to register.
Sitka
Varies
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone
(907) 561-9777
Aug. 13 - 14
Variable Frequency Drives
Cost: $1,100
This two-day hands-on Variable Frequency Drives course introduces the student to the world of variable frequency drives and their applications in industrial plants and commercial buildings.
Click here to register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 27 - 28
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Cost: $1,100
This essential two-day Basic Electricity course provides a foundational understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings.
Click here to register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 29 - 30
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance
Cost: $1,100
Working with real-world components, students in this two-day “hands-on” Electrical Troubleshooting course will learn how to fix electrical problems quickly and safely.
Click here to register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 28 - 29
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Live Broadcasts of Three Select Sessions from the 15thAnnual EPA Drinking Water Workshop
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
July 27 -
Aug. 28
Distribution Operator Workshop Webinar Series
This online live webinar is a five week class. A 2.5 hour class will be held each week from 5:30 - 8:00 PM (PST). The total credit hours are 12.5. The dates for the class are July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28th. The Distribution Operator Workbook IS included with this purchase
Click here for to register..
Online
1.25
Absolution Water
(805) 380-4868

September

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Sept. 1
Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the October 12th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
Click here for the exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than September 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Sept. 10 -
Oct. 12
Water Treatment Operator Level 2
Cost: $525 non-member / $375 member
This is a 60 hours, 5 week online course and consists of pre-recorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes and evaluations.
This course introduces water operations personnel to various water treatment processes, their uses, characteristics, sizing, and calculations.
Click here to register for the training.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
AWWA
(800) 926-7337
Sept. 17 - 21
Clerks Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This Utility Clerk course 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. Contact Melody Nibeck with questions about the training or for registration.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
(907) 842-5135
ext. 2
Sept. 17 -
Oct. 5
High-Tech Operator Level 1
Cost: $405 non-member / $255 member
This is a 12 hours, 3 week online course and consists of pre-recorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes and evaluations.
Learn about SCADA systems in detail, including terms, drawing symbols and naming standards, sample diagrams, descriptions of components and features.
Click here to register for the training.
Online
1.2 Core
AWWA
AWWA
(800) 926-7337
Sept. 25
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Tribal and Very Small Systems
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Sept. 26
EPA Water Research Webinar Series: Nonpotable Water Resuse
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA

October

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 1 - 5
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $675
Location: Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks, AK
State Fees: $150 per exam
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Oct. 2 - 4
Introduction to Small Treated Water Systems
The Small Treated Water System exam will be administered.
Exam Fee: $150
Bethel
1.6 Core
YKHC
Jennifer Dobson
(907) 543-6420
Oct. 8 - 26
High-Tech Operator Level 2
Cost: $405 non-member / $255 member
This is a 12 hours, 3 week online course and consists of pre-recorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes and evaluations.
Review the technologies available to track, monitor, and maintain equipment, and to represent, locate, and communicate with remote facilities and equipment. There will be a focus on CMMS, GIS, and GPS.
Click here to register for the training.
Online
1.2 Core
AWWA
AWWA
(800) 926-7337
Oct. 9
Tools and Techniques for Resiliency and Strategic Planning: A Workshop for Small Water Systems
Cost: Free
Now more than ever, water utilities must learn to be resilient in the face of an uncertain future. This interactive workshop will give you tools to help identify risks and recognize opportunities to manage and plan for impacts. Techniques will also be shared to gather community and leadership support for your resiliency initiatives. This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Local government drinking water system managers, clerks, treasurers, elected officials, owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers are all invited.
Click here to register for the training.
Ketchikan
Pending
EFCN
Oct. 11
Tools and Techniques for Resiliency and Strategic Planning: A Workshop for Small Water Systems
Cost: Free
Now more than ever, water utilities must learn to be resilient in the face of an uncertain future. This interactive workshop will give you tools to help identify risks and recognize opportunities to manage and plan for impacts. Techniques will also be shared to gather community and leadership support for your resiliency initiatives. This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Local government drinking water system managers, clerks, treasurers, elected officials, owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers are all invited.
Click here to register for the training.
Klawock
Pending
EFCN
Oct. 13
Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than March 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Oct. 15 - 19
Introduction to Small Water Systems
State Fees: $150 per exam
Bethel
3.0 Core
YKHC
Jennifer Dobson
(907) 543-6420
Oct. 15 -
Nov. 16
Water Treatment Operator Level 3
Cost: $525 non-member / $375 member
This is a 60 hours, 5 week online course and consists of pre-recorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes and evaluations.
This course will cover various analyses and applications of key water treatment processes and operations.
Click here to register for the training.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
AWWA
(800) 926-7337
Oct. 29 -
Nov. 2
Elected Officials Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This Elected Officials Management for Rural Utilities training 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. Contact Melody Nibeck with questions about the training or for registration.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
(907) 842-5135
ext. 2
Oct. 29-
Nov. 16
High-Tech Operator Level 3
Cost: $405 non-member / $255 member
This is a 12 hours, 3 week online course and consists of pre-recorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes and evaluations.
Review information management technologies, both server-based and Web hosted. Participants will discuss and compare management systems, as well as applications available for collecting and managing performance data and methods available for storing information online securely.
Click here to register for the training.
Online
1.2 Core
AWWA
AWWA
(800) 926-7337
Oct. 29 -
Nov. 2
Alaska Water Treatment Systems, Intermediate Level
Cost: $725
Location: Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks, AK
State Fees: $150 per exam
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Oct. 29 -
Nov. 1
ARWA 20thAnnual Training Conference
The conference will be held at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel & Spa
Click here for information about the conference.
Anchorage
Varies
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
(907) 357-2792
Oct. 30
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Droughts and Flooding
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA

November

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 12 - 16
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $675
Location: Dimond Center Hotel, Anchorage, AK
State Fees: $150 per exam
Click here to register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Nov. 27
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Sanitary Surveys
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA

December

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Dec. 3 - 7
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This course 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. Contact Melody Nibeck for more information or for registration.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
(907) 842-5135
ext. 2
Dec. 3 - 7
Water Distribution Systems Level 1 & 2
Cost: $725
Location: Dimond Center Hotel, Anchorage, AK
State Fees: $150 per exam
Click here to register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Dec. 11
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Tools and Strategies
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Dec. 17 - 18
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Cost: $1,100
This essential two-day Basic Electricity course provides a foundational understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings.
Click here to register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Dec. 19 - 20
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance
Cost: $1,100
Working with real-world components, students in this two-day “hands-on” Electrical Troubleshooting course will learn how to fix electrical problems quickly and safely.
Click here to register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560

2019

January

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 28 -
Feb. 1
Personnel Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This training provides 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. Contact Melody Nibeck for more information or to register.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
(907) 842-5135
ext. 2

February

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 11 - 15
Organizational Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This training describes organizations that may own and operate water and wastewater facilities. Topics include governance, authority and accountability, level of service, customer agreements, roles and responsibilities, the utility ordinance, and regulations. Contact Melody Nibeck for more information or to register.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
(907) 842-5135
ext. 2

March

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
March 1
Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the April 12th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
Click here for the exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than March 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Mar. 4 - 8
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This training 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. Contact Melody Nibeck for more information or to register.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
(907) 842-5135
ext. 2

April

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 12
Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than March 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC