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Alaska Training Coalition Calendar

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.
  • Per Board Policy 2016-01, trainings must be at least one hour long to be eligible for CEUs.
  • 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/webcasts are NOT approved for CEU credit unless prior arrangements have been made with the Operator Certification Program or CEUs are listed.

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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.

2021

September

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Sept. 1 Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers or the North Slope Oil Fields for the October 8th 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, and Prudhoe Bay
Exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than September 1st.
Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, the October written exams may be postponed or canceled.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
Sept. 1 Indian Health Service (IHS): Asset Management - Critical Assets
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour interactive mini-course focuses on critical assets and levels of service documentation for asset management programs. Topics include definition and identification of critical assets (inventory), condition and useful life considerations and evaluation, value, and system performance goals.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 2 Indian Health Service (IHS): Asset Management - Long Term Funding Plan and Budgeting
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour interactive mini-course focuses on Long Term Funding Plan and Budgeting and introduction to budgeting. Topics include identifying how revenue funding can be used for long-term funding, components of long-term funding strategy.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 3 Indian Health Service (IHS): Asset Management - Implementation and Reserve Funding
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour interactive mini-course focuses on Implementation and Reserve Funding of assets. Topics include identifying where reserve funding can be used for.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 7 - 10 Basic QuickBooks for Rural Utilities
This RUBA training provides an overview of day-to-day water and wastewater utility accounting operations in rural Alaska using QuickBooks. Topics include building a QuickBooks Chart of Accounts; handling bank and cash accounts; setting up and managing customer accounts; payroll; using Accounts Payable effectively; creating monthly and year-end reports and much more.
The target audience for this class are staff responsible for managing utility finances; utility clerks, treasurers, bookkeepers, municipal and tribal managers and administrators, chiefs, mayors, and other staff involved in the financial management for water and wastewater utilities. 
Registrations are due by August 25th at 5 pm. This class is limited to 15 participants.
Class announcement.
Class registration form.
Online 2.8 Core RUBA Pati Crofut
907-632-9448
Sept. 7 Indian Health Service (IHS): Asset Management - Emergency Response Plan
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour interactive mini-course focuses on Emergency Response Planning and why we care for assets. Topics include identifying why we need an emergency response plan.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 8 - 9 Indian Health Service (IHS): Distribution System Essentials
Time: 8 am - 11 am AKDT each day
This six-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, is designed to provide information and tools that small water systems need for proper operation and management of distribution systems.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.6 Co Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
Sept. 13 - 17 Water Treatment Level 2
Cost: $750
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Sept. 13 -
Oct. 15
AWWA Online: Water Treatment Operator | Level 2
This course introduces attendees to source water treatment processes. You will learn the uses, characteristics, and calculations for various water treatment processes.
This is an online instructor-facilitated class. You may structure the course to your own schedule but will be required to complete the course by a specific deadline and will submit homework to the instructor by given due dates.
Register online
Online 6.0 Core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
Sept. 13 -
Oct. 1
AWWA Online: High-Tech Operator | Course 1
Gain a comprehensive understanding of SCADA systems, including terms, drawing symbols, naming standards, sample diagrams, descriptions of components, and features.
This is an online instructor-facilitated class. You may structure the course to your own schedule but will be required to complete the course by a specific deadline and will submit homework to the instructor by given due dates.
Register online
Online 1.2 Core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
Sept. 16 AWWMA Online: Why a Chlorine Residual - Facts and Uncertainties
Cost: Free to AWWMA members; $40 for non-members
A history and discussion on why we use a chlorine residual in the US and review the current federal requirements, discuss what residual disinfection does and does not do, and put it in its proper place relative to all the other best practices required to maintain and protect water quality as it travels to consumers (i.e. connecting the dots).
Presenter: Laith Furatian, PhD P.Eng., who currently serves as vice-chair of the AWWA Disinfection Committee under the Technical and Education Division. He was recently involved in assisting the new drinking water regulatory in New Zealand to establish distribution system rules and guidelines, as well as developing exemption criteria for disinfectant residual maintenance.
Laith is currently the vice-chair of the AWWA Technical and Education Committee on Disinfection and a water supply engineer working for Stantec out of Vancouver BC.
Register online
Online 0.2 Core AWWMA Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777
Sept. 16 - 24 Clerks Management for Rural Utilities
This training 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.
Registration is now closed.
Online 3.2 Core RUBA Brendan Smyth
907-451-2744

Sept. 20 Math for Water Operators: lbs formula
Water Operator mathematics is designed for water operators who need a basic understanding of mathematics concepts and operations or planning to take a certification exam. This interactive four-hour session will focus on the lbs. formula and includes calculating chemical dosages, determining volumes of storage tanks. pipes, etc., and apply those concepts learned during class to their own water system facilities.
This course is designed for tribal water/wastewater system operators, managers, and water/Wastewater personnel planning to take certification exams.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 21 Cross-Sector Awareness Training for Preventing and Controlling Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease Threats
Time: 9 am - 1 pm AKDT
The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness of the interdependencies between water and wastewater, public health, healthcare, and emergency services sectors.
Register online.
Online 0.4 Core WEF
AWWMA
WEF
Sept. 21 Math for Water Operators: Hydraulics
Water Operator mathematics is designed for water operators who need a basic understanding of mathematics concepts and operations or planning to take a certification exam. This interactive four-hour session will focus on water hydraulics.
This course is designed for tribal water/wastewater system operators, managers, and water/Wastewater personnel planning to take certification exams.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 21 Indian Health Service (IHS): Water Well Operation and Maintenance
Time: 8 am - 10 am AKDT
This two-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, explores drinking water wells including equipment and monitoring.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.2 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
Sept. 22 Introduction to Activated Sludge Process Control for Grade 1 and 2 Operators
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Attending this training will provide the students with several basic wastewater technologies and other advanced technologies used to control conventional activated sludge (CAS) and smaller activated sludge package treatments plants. Technologies that will be reviewed will include F/M MCRT other process control technologies including wastewater mathematics.
Register online
Online 0.4 Core Rural Community Assistance Corporation
(RCAC)
David Wallis
559-341-2501
Sept. 22 Math for Water Operators: Percentages
Water Operator mathematics is designed for water operators who need a basic understanding of mathematics concepts and operations or planning to take a certification exam. This interactive four-hour session will focus on percentages and includes chemical feed pump speed and stroke practice problems.
This course is designed for tribal water/wastewater system operators, managers, and water/Wastewater personnel planning to take certification exams.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 23 Math for Water Operators: Detention Time
Water Operator mathematics is designed for water operators who need a basic understanding of mathematics concepts and operations or planning to take a certification exam. This interactive four-hour session will focus on detention time and includes volume calculations and detention time practice problems.
This course is designed for tribal water/wastewater system operators, managers, and water/Wastewater personnel planning to take certification exams.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 24 Math for Water Operators: Demand
Water Operator mathematics is designed for water operators who need a basic understanding of mathematics concepts and operations or planning to take a certification exam. This interactive four-hour session will focus on demand.
This course is designed for tribal water/wastewater system operators, managers, and water/Wastewater personnel planning to take certification exams.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Ty Antonio
Sept. 27 Water Distribution Operation & Maintenance for Grade 1 & 2 Operators
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
This online workshop will cover a broad range of water distribution system operations and maintenance related subjects.
Register online
Online 0.4 Core Rural Community Assistance Corporation
(RCAC)
David Wallis
559-341-2501

October

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 4 - 22 High-Tech Operator | Course 2
This 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
Oct. 5 Indian Health Service (IHS): Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, is designed to provide an overview of an Operation and Maintenance Plan including purpose and elements.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
Oct. 7 - 8  AWWMA Southeast Alaska Conference
Location: Harrigan Centennial Hall, Sitka, AK
Cost: $125 for one day, $225 for both days
Register online
Sitka Various AWWMA Shilo Williams
907-747-4071
Oct. 8 Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers or the North Slope Oil Fields
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, Valdez, and Prudhoe Bay
Exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than September 1st.
Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, the October written exams may be postponed or canceled.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
Oct. 16 - 20 WEFTEC 2021
For information or to register online.
Chicago, IL Varies Water Environment Federation (WEF) WEF
Oct. 18 - 22 Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $750
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Oct. 25 - Nov. 2 Financial Management for Rural Utilities
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.
Register online
Online 3.2 Core RUBA Jed Cox
907-269-4614
Oct. 25 - 28 ARWA 23rd Annual Training Conference
Cost: $450
Note: The in-person conference has been cancelled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases; however, the conference will be held virtually.
Registration information.
Online Up to
3.0 Core
ARWA Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800
Oct. 25 - 
Nov. 12
High-Tech Operator | 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
Oct. 26 Indian Health Service (IHS): Water Storage and Distribution
Time: 8 am - 10 am AKDT
This two-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, presents the wide aspects and varying operations of water storage systems and distribution piping.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.2 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
Oct. 26 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Tribal Community Water Systems
For more information and to register online.
Online N/A Core USEPA USEPA

November

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 3 - 4 Introduction to Cybersecurity: Virtual Workshop
Nov. 3rd: 9 am - 12:30 pm
Nov. 4th: 9 am - 1 pm
The U.S. EPA is sponsoring a  free virtual workshop on water sector cybersecurity. This
workshop consists of two half-days. The first day will give water and wastewater systems current information on cyber threats and risk drivers, resources to bolster cybersecurity, and key findings from cyber vulnerability assessments of water and wastewater systems. The second day will lead participants through incident response exercises for cyber-attacks on water and wastewater systems. The overall goal is for participants to identify planning and procedural actions that enhance cybersecurity and mitigate risk in their systems.
Workshop participation is open to water and wastewater systems, government officials, and others involved in water sector cybersecurity. 
Participants must attend both days in full to receive the credits.
Register online
Online 0.7 Core EPA Sarah Bartlett
Nov. 15 - 19 Water Treatment Level 1
Cost: $750
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 Elected Officials for Rural Utilities
Location: Anchorage Atwood Building, Room 104
This 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.
Registration link coming soon.
Anchorage 3.2 Core RUBA Jeff Congdon
907-269-4549

December

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Dec. 6 - 10 Water Distribution Level 1 and 2
Cost: $750
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852

2022

January

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 13 Indian Health Service (IHS): Overview of Wastewater Treatment
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, covers the basics of the wastewater treatment process including preliminary treatment, primary treatment, lagoons/oxidation ponds, secondary treatment, disinfection, and activated sludge.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
Jan. 25 Indian Health Service (IHS): Source Water Protection
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, exposes participants to source water protection program concepts intended to protect the water supply from contamination.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt

February

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 8 Indian Health Service (IHS): Lagoons and Oxidation Ponds
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, discusses the basics of the wastewater pond treatment process.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt

March

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
March 1 Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers or the North Slope Oil Fields for the April 8th 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, and Prudhoe Bay
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 7 - 11 Water Treatment Level 1
Cost: $750
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 8 Indian Health Service (IHS): Basic Electrical Concepts
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, exposes participants to basic electrical theory to better understand the use and control of electrical power.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
March 24 Indian Health Service (IHS): Maintaining Water Quality
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, describes best practices used by utility operators to ensure acceptable water quality.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
March 28 -
April 1
Introduction to Wastewater Systems
Cost: $750
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852

April

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 7 Indian Health Service (IHS): Pumps & Motors Troubleshooting
Time: 8 am - Noon AKDT
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, exposes participants to basic centrifugal pumps and motor troubleshooting techniques.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt
April 8 Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers or the North Slope Oil Fields
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, Valdez, and Prudhoe Bay
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

May

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 2 - 5 AWWMA Annual Statewide Conference
Location: Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage, AK
More information coming soon.
Online registration will be available on January 1, 2022
Anchorage Various AWWMA Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777
May 3 - 4 Indian Health Service (IHS): Pumps, Motors, & Energy Efficiency
Time: 8 am - 11 am AKDT each day
This six-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, focuses on helping operators understand pumping inefficiencies and how to reduce them.
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.6 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt

June

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
June 2 Indian Health Service (IHS): Water Operators and the Capital Improvement Plan
Time: 8 am - 11 am AKDT each day
This four-hour webinar, presented by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, dices into utility management with a focus on the capital improvement plan (CIP).
Successful completion includes a minimum of 90% attendance, participation in polls, and answering 3 out of 4 quiz questions correctly.
Register online by accessing IHS's training calendar.
Online 0.4 Core Indian Health Service (IHS) Capt. Shari Windt


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