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Juneau State Office Mailing Address Update

All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800. Beginning October 1, all mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.

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.

Suggestions?

  • Are there trainings you would like to take that aren't listed here?
  • Would you like to see more of a certain type of training?
  • Submit suggestions to the Operator Training and Certification Program by email to dec.opcert@alaska.gov.

2018

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
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 - 12
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $675
State Fees: $150 per exam
Glennallen
3.0 Core
CRBRHA
Darin Gene
907-822-3633
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.
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.
Register for the training.
Ketchikan
0.63 Core
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.
Register for the training.
Klawock
0.63 Core
EFCN
Oct. 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
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.
Register for the training.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
AWWA
800-926-7337
Oct. 22 - 26
Water Treatment - Levels 1 and 2
Cost: Free for operators from native communities. Operators from non-native communities pay exam and textbook fees.
The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) is pleased to offer the Water Treatment – Levels 1 and 2 training course. The course is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of native community drinking water treatment facility operators in Alaska. Depending on eligibility, attendees will be able to take either the level 1 or level 2 water treatment certification exam on the last day of the course. The registration deadline is October 12. Please contact ITCA for registration information.
Nome
3.0 Core
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.
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
Register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Oct. 29 -
Nov. 1
ARWA 20 thAnnual Training Conference
The conference will be held at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel & Spa
Information about the conference.
Anchorage
Varies
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-357-2792
Oct. 29 -
Nov. 2
Water Treatment - Levels 1 and 2
Cost: Free for operators from native communities. Operators from non-native communities pay exam and textbook fees.
The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) is pleased to offer the Water Treatment – Levels 1 and 2 training course. The course is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of native community drinking water treatment facility operators in Alaska. Depending on eligibility, attendees will be able to take either the level 1 or level 2 water treatment certification exam on the last day of the course. The registration deadline is October 19. Please contact ITCA for registration information.
Ketchikan
3.0 Core
Oct. 30
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
More information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Oct. 30
7-Hour First Aid/CPR Certification
Cost: Free
Held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. 7:00 am - 4:20 pm. Limit of 10 attendees, must register ahead of time with ARWA.
Anchorage
0.7
Noncore
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800
Oct. 31
EPA Water Research Webinar Series: Water Resuse and Reclaimed Water
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
More information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Oct. 31
8-Hour Confined Space Entry Certification
Cost: Free
Held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. 7:00 am - 5:20 pm. Limit of 20 attendees, must register ahead of time with ARWA.
Anchorage
0.8 Core
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800

November

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 1
EPA Investing in Infrastructure Resilience Webinar Series: Increasing Support for Water Resilience
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
More information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Nov. 1
8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Certification
Cost: Free
Held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Limit of 20 attendees, must register ahead of time with ARWA.
Anchorage
0.8
Noncore
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800
Nov. 5 - 9
Introduction to Small Water Systems
State Fees: $150 per exam
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
TCC-OEH
Melva Traverso
907-452-8251
Nov. 6 - 8
Electrical Controls for Water Plant Operators
Cost: Free. Travel, lodging, and meals also covered for Maniilaq Service Region Operators.
An introduction to electrical components commonly found in water and wastewater utility systems. Topics include basic electrical concepts, single and three-phase motor control, remote sensing equipment, and SCADA.
Class limited to 15 students, applications due by 10/26/18.
Kotzebue
2.2 Core
IHS/MHC/
ANTHC
Chris Cox
907-442-7352
Nov. 8
EPA Investing in Infrastructure Resilience Webinar Series: Incorporating Resilience Technologies
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
More information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Nov. 12 - 16
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $675
Location: Dimond Center Hotel, Anchorage, AK
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Nov. 15
EPA Investing in Infrastructure Resilience Webinar Series: Leveraging Funding Resources to Build Resilience
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
More information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Nov. 27
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Tribal and Very Small Systems
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
More information.
Online
N/A
EPA

December

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Dec. 3 - 6
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.
Fairbanks
3.2 Core
TCC-OEH
Melva Traverso
907-452-8251
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
Register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Dec. 11
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Sanitary Surveys
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
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.
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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

2019

January

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 7 - 11
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $150 exam fee, $50 manual fee, no additional course cost
Limit of 20 attendees. Exam administered January 11.
Wasilla
3.0 Core
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800
Jan. 21 - 25
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $150 exam fee, $50 manual fee, no additional course cost
Limit of 20 attendees. Exam administered January 25.
Homer
3.0 Core
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800
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 12 th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
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

May

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 13 - 16
59th Annual AWWMA Statewide Conference
Location: Captain Cook Hotel
More information available at http://www.awwma.org/
Anchorage
Varies
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777