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Alaska Training Coalition Calendar

Notice:

Postponed and cancelled course dates are crossed-out.

Details

  • 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. The Provisional Level exams are administered on the last day of the course.
  • Green shaded courses are those other than introductory courses that will have exams administered on the last day of the course.
  • 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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  • 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.

2020

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 10th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Palmer, Prince of Wales Island, 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 Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
March 3 - 5 Wastewater Analysis for Water and Wastewater Operators
Cost: No charge
March 3 - The End of the Pipe – Water Reclamation
March 4 -Process Instrument Verification for Water and Wastewater
March 5 - Nutrient Removal & Analysis
Maximum seating of 25. Preference given to water and wastewater operators from USDA RUS eligible communities. 1.8 Core CEUs will be assigned for all three days. 0.6 CEUs for each day. Must be present 85% of class to receive CEUs! No exceptions! Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging expense.
To register please contact Mark Wuitschik.
Ketchikan 0.6 Core/day
1.8 Core Total
ARWA Mark Wuitschick
907-631-8148
March 9 - 13 Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 9 - 13 Level 1 Water Treatment
This 4 day course covers Level 1 Water Treatment (WT1) facility operations and prepares students for level 1 ABC certification exams. Course topics include water sources and quality, treatment processes, disinfection, laboratory analysis, worker safety, math, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. The WT1 operator certification exam is offered on the 5th and final day of class. Contact Mickey Jorgensen for cost and registration information.
Kotzebue 3.0 Core CUAP Mickey Jorgensen
907-442-7351
March 16 - 20 Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Provide 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.
Anchorage 3.2 Core RUBA Jed Cox
907-269-4549
March 16 -
April 17
Water Treatment Operator Level 2 Online Course
This online instructor led 5 week course offers a comprehensive discussion of water treatment processes, their uses, characteristics, and calculations. It is designed to teach the skills and knowledge that you will need to know as a Level 2 operator. This course builds upon your learning from the Level 1 course by focusing on analysis and problem–solving for conventional treatment processes, as well as introducing concepts for advanced treatment processes.Register online.
Online 6.0 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
March 18 Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Improving CWA-NPDES Permit Compliance at Small Wastewater Treatment Systems
Optimizing Performance of Aerated Wastewater Lagoon Systems, Part 2 of 2. Steve Harris, President H&S Environmental, LLC.
Register Online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
March 18 Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Improving CWA-NPDES Permit Compliance at Small Wastewater Treatment Systems
Optimizing Performance of Aerated Wastewater Lagoon Systems, Part 2 of 2. Steve Harris, President H&S Environmental, LLC.
Register Online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
March 20 AWWA Webinar: Utility Actions to Sustain Operations During COVID-19
This webinar is designed to share practices that utilities have implemented to prepare and respond to COVID-19. This includes a discussion of workforce issues, facility access and supply chain conditions. In addition, a summary of state primacy agency actions will be provided. Templates that a utility might use to support pandemic planning efforts will also be shared.
Register Online.
Online N/A AWWA AWWA
March 23 - 27
Rescheduled to June 15-18
Water Treatment Level 1
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 23 -
April 10
High-Tech Operator Online Course 1
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) has forever altered the way utilities conduct business. A single operator can control treatment, storage, system pressure, and other vital functions through a single-linked computer network. The online three week instructor led course begins with an overview of device symbols, including how they are used to represent systems and how those symbols relate to real-world devices. Discover how a SCADA system connects to sensors, analyzers, and control devices. Learn the features and components of a SCADA system, the facilities/environment the system requires, and the benefits the system provides.Register online.
Online 1.2 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
March 25 Water Research Webinar Series: Water Treatment Modeling Tools for Removing PFAS and other Organic Contaminants
Register Online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
March 31 -
April 3

Cancelled
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
To register for the training submit the Registration Form (PDF) to Evelyn Baldwin no later than Monday, March 16.
Fairbanks 3.2 Core TCC-OEH
RUBA
Evelyn Baldwin
907-452-8251
ext. 3437
800-478-7822
ext. 3437
March 31 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Drinking Water Regulations 101 and Best Practices for Training Utilities
Register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
March 31
Cancelled
Lunch and Learn: Pipe Assessment Methods at Ft. Wainwright-Assessment on Effectiveness vs Investment
Cost:
$15/AWWA or WEF member $20/mom-member
Time:
11:15am - 12:30pm
Locations: Anchorage, 725 East Fireweed Lane Suite 200 AND
Fairbanks, 475 Riverstone Way Unit 4
Please RSVP by 3/27/2020 as seating is limited at both locations.
To RSVP contact Leslie Petre lesliepetre907@gmail.com.
Anchorage
Fairbanks
0.1 Core AWWMA Leslie Petre
907-385-8562

April

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 3 AWWA Webinar: Be a Trusted Source: How to Handle Communication Challenges During COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has created unique communication challenges for water professionals. Learn the risk communication best practices that can position you as a reassuring voice for employees, leadership and customers navigating this evolving landscape.
Register Online.
Online N/A AWWA AWWA
April 6 AWWA Webinar: Legal Aspects of COVID-19 for Water Utilities
What unexpected legal challenges could your utility face from COVID-19? Join our webinar for the latest on the growing legal issues surrounding the pandemic.
Register Online.
Online N/A AWWA AWWA
April 6 - 10
Cancelled
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $150 per exam
The Water Treatment Provisional Level, Small Treated Water Systems, and Small Untreated Water Systems exams will be administered on the last day of the course.
To register for the training submit the Registration Form (PDF) to Evelyn Baldwin no later than Friday, March 27th.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core TCC-OEH Evelyn Baldwin
907-452-8251
ext. 3437
800-478-7822
ext. 3437
April 6 - 10
Cancelled
Utility Clerks Management for Rural Utilities
Location: Grand Hall, UAF Northwest Campus
The register for this training complete the registration form and either fax to 907-443-3596 or email to lena.mathlaw@alaska.gov.
The registration deadline is March 13, 2020.
Nome 3.2 Core RUBA Lena Mathlaw
907-443-5457
April 6 - 10
*These dates have changed*
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: No charge; however, there is a $150 per exam fee
Location: Prince of Wales Vocational and Technical Education Center
This workshop is designed to provide owners and operators of small public water systems, lodges, logging camps, service districts and other remote systems a basic understanding of the principles and practices involved with collecting, treating, storing, and distributing safe drinking water.
To register please contact Kelly Comerford at 907-357-1155 or kelly@arwa.org.
Klawock 3.0 Core ARWA Kelly Comerford
907-357-1155
April 7 - 9
Cancelled
Electrical Controls 1 Bethel 2.0 Core YKHC Ali Everhart
907-543-6420
800-478-6599
April 10
Cancelled
Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, 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 Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
April 13 - 17 RUBA Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Provides an overview of financial operations for rural utilities. Topics cover basic processes and procedures for financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, collections, risk managements, audits, and rate setting.
Kotzebue 3.2 Core CUAP
RUBA
Mickey Jorgensen
907-442-7351
April 13 -
May 1
High-Tech Operator Online Course 2
This three week instructor led online course provides attendees with an overview of the technologies available to track, monitor, and maintain equipment and to represent, locate, and communicate with remote facilities and equipment. In this course, you will gain an understanding of equipment drawings, data, and information. There will be a focus on Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and Global Positioning System (GPS). Register online.
Online 1.2 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
April 15 Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Improving CWA-NPDES Permit Compliance at Small Wastewater Treatment Systems
Asset Management 101-Finding Financial Assistance for Infrastructure Maintenance and Upgrades
Register Online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
April 20 - 21 Pressure Relief Valve - Onsite Training
Cost:
$825 per person (AWWA and/or WEF members receive a 10% member discount.)
Location:
North Pole Utilities, 2389 Homestead Drive, North Pole
This practical applications course can accommodate up to ten (10) participants and will cover how the PRV operates and its uses in the water industry.
To register, please complete the registration form and mail to the address on the form. For more information, contact Leslie Petre at 907-385-8562 or lesliepetre907@gmail.com.
North Pole 1.6 Core AWWMA Leslie Petre
907-385-8562
April 20 - 24
Cancelled
Water Distribution Level 1 and 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
April 20 -
May 22
Water Treatment Operator Level 3 Online Course
This five week instructor led online course introduces water operations personnel to various analyses and applications of key water treatment processes and operations. The course curriculum is representative of the basic functions and responsibilities of Level 3 operators at most water treatment plants. The course builds upon the Level 2 course by focusing on troubleshooting of operational problems along with analysis of conventional and advanced treatment processes. Register online.
Online 6.0 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
April 21 - 23
Cancelled
Introduction to Small Treated Water Systems
State Fees: $150 per exam
The Small Treated Water System exam will be administered on the 23rd.
Bethel 1.6 Core YKHC Ali Everhart
907-543-6420
800-478-6599
April 22 - 23 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
April 22 - 24 Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E with Skills & Certification
Cost: $1,650
The first two days of this three-day course are identical to the 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 2.25 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
April 28 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Agal Toxins
Register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
April 29 - 30 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. Students will learn how to improve VFD control and efficiency, troubleshoot and fix VFDs, reduce equipment downtime, and eliminate chronic VFD problems. Students will perform hands-on activities with a real-life variable frequency drive. Students will input motor data into the variable frequency drive, set parameters for speed control and overcurrent protection, and check fault codes. Students will complete this VFD training course with the ability to lower the cost of VFD operation, thus alleviating the need for hiring costly outside service contractors, all while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

May

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 4 - 7
Cancelled
AWWMA 60th Annual Statewide Conference
Location: Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage
More information.
Anchorage Varies AWWMA Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777
May 4 - 22 High-Tech Operator Online Course 3
This course focuses on data management and provides attendees with an overview of information management technologies, system interfaces, network components, dashboards, and report generation. You will discuss and compare management systems, applications for collecting and managing performance data, and methods available for securely storing information online. Register online.
Online 1.2 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
May 5 - 7
Cancelled
Activated Sludge Training
Cost: No charge!
Location: Donald E. Gilman River Center, 514 Funny River Road, Soldotna
May 5: Process Control
May 6: Microbiology
May 7: Laboratory Analyses for Certification/Registration
Co-sponsored by ARWA/City of Soldotna. Maximum seating of 25, preference given to water and wastewater operators from USDA RUS eligible communities. Attendees responsible for lodging, meals, and transportation.
Must be present during entire 3-day class to earn CEUs!
To register call or email Mark Wuitschick at 907-631-8148 or mark@arwa.org.
Soldotna 2.4 Core ARWA Mark Wuitschick
907-631-8148
May 12 - 14
Cancelled
Boiler Maintenance and Repair
Bethel 2.0 Core YKHC Ali Everhart
907-543-6420
800-478-6599
May 11 - 12 Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Cost: $1,100
This essential two-day Basic Electricity training course – the most popular in our catalog – provides a foundational understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings. It includes hands-on electrical skills improvement and is designed to train maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in industrial plants and commercial buildings. It is also a great refresher course for experienced electricians and engineers.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
May 13 Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Improving CWA-NPDES Permit Compliance at Small Wastewater Treatment Systems
CWA-NPDES Compliance Assistance for Public Drinking Water Systems, Johathan Moody, EPA Region 5
Register Online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
May 13 - 14 Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive 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. This two-day course was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as efficiently as possible, and it was designed to cover the most commonly performed electrical troubleshooting tasks a maintenance technician faces in their job every day. For the novice or experienced electrician, this training course provides a no-nonsense, practical, and real-world systematic approach to electrical troubleshooting.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
May 19 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Drinking Water Microbes 101
Register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

June

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
June 17 Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Improving CWA-NPDES Permit Compliance at Small Wastewater Treatment Systems
When Small POTWs Should Establish a Pretreatment Program, Jan Pickrel EPA HQs and Al Garcia EPA Region 8
Register Online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
June 30 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: AWIA Risk and Resilience Check List and AWIA Lessons Learned
Register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

July

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
July 28 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Small Systems Compliance
Register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

August

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 24 - 25 Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Cost: $1,100
This essential two-day Basic Electricity training course – the most popular in our catalog – provides a foundational understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings. It includes hands-on electrical skills improvement and is designed to train maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in industrial plants and commercial buildings. It is also a great refresher course for experienced electricians and engineers.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Aug. 26 -27 Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive 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. This two-day course was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as efficiently as possible, and it was designed to cover the most commonly performed electrical troubleshooting tasks a maintenance technician faces in their job every day. For the novice or experienced electrician, this training course provides a no-nonsense, practical, and real-world systematic approach to electrical troubleshooting.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

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 10th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Palmer, Prince of Wales Island, Sitka, & Valdez
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 Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
Sept. 2 - 3 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Sept. 2 - 4 Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E with Skills & Certification
Cost: $1,650
The first two days of this three-day course are identical to the 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 2.25 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Sept. 14 - 18 Water Treatment Level 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Sept. 14 - 15 PLCs for Non-Programmers
Cost: $1,195
This course focuses on understanding PLCs; how they work, terminology, and the hardware and software elements that make up a programmable logic controller. Students will learn a systematic approach to troubleshooting; how to set-up and configure local, remote, hierarchical and distributive control systems; how to configure Input/Output modules using various slot addressing techniques; how to understand program and data table file organization, number systems and processor information flow; and how basic relay type instructions, timers and counters, & data manipulation instructions can be used to achieve PLC solutions.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Sept. 16 - 17 PLC Programming & Applications
Cost: $1,195
This two-day “Hands-On” PLC Programming & Applications course provides a greater depth of PLC knowledge for those who have already taken TPC Training’s introductory course, “PLCs for Non-Programmers,” or have some background and experience working with PLCs. It is designed to help maintenance technicians, electricians and others modify and write common PLC programs on their own. It will provide students the comfort and confidence they need to edit or create new PLC solutions for their specific work applications. It will make vendor-specific PLC programming manuals understandable. Students’ specific needs and concerns are also addressed during the class, so that they can go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they’ve learned.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

October

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 10 Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the October 10th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, 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 September 1st.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
Oct. 19 - 23 Water Treatment Level 1
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Oct. 27 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Disinfection and Disinfection Byproducts
Register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

November

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 2 - 6 Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Nov. 16 - 19 Water Distribution Level 1 and 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Nov.17 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series:Crating Resilient Water Utilities
Register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

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