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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.
  • 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.

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.

2021

January

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 28 - Feb. 5 Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. each weekday 
This RUBA 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.
The new course format is a mix of online reading and exercises combined with daily interactive video teleconferencing. Participants will need a good Internet connection, video camera, headset with a microphone, and a quiet workspace to interact with the other participants through video teleconferencing.
Deadline for registration is Friday, January 15th at 4:30 p.m.
Online 3.2 Core RUBA Program Jed Cox
907-269-4614

February

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 8 -
March 12
Water Treatment Operator Level 1 - Spring 2021
This course covers the water treatment basic concepts you need to know to pass an entry-level certification exam and/or gain employment in the water industry. This course also provides an excellent overview for current trainees or someone seeking to gain a thorough understanding of water treatment operations processes. In this course, you will learn the functions and responsibilities of an entry-level operator, as well as basic math, chemistry, and water treatment processes. Operators need to be knowledgeable in water treatment regulations and contaminants to do their jobs well and to protect public health, so this course covers those topics as well.
This course takes into consideration the Association Board of Certification Need-to-Know Criteria for water treatment operators.
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
Feb. 25 -
March 5
Clerk Management for Rural Utilities
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. each weekday 
This RUBA training provides 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.
The new course format is a mix of online reading and exercises combined with daily interactive video teleconferencing. Participants will need a good Internet connection, video camera, headset with a microphone, and a quiet workspace to interact with the other participants through video teleconferencing.
Register online. Deadline for registration is Friday, February 12th at 5 p.m.
Online 3.2 Core RUBA Program Jed Cox
907-269-4614

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 9th 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 March 1st.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
March 1 - 5 Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $750 
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 15 -
April 16
Water Treatment Operator Level 2
This 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.
This course takes into consideration the Association Board of Certification Need-to-Know Criteria for water treatment operators.
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
March 18 - 26 Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Time: TBD 
This RUBA 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.
The new course format is a mix of online reading and exercises combined with daily interactive video teleconferencing. Participants will need a good Internet connection, video camera, headset with a microphone, and a quiet workspace to interact with the other participants through video teleconferencing.
Registration information coming soon!
Online 3.2 Core RUBA Program Jed Cox
907-269-4614
March 22 - 26 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 22 -
April 9
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

April

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 1 Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the April 9th 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 March 1st.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
April 12 - 30 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).
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
April 15 - 23 Personnel Management for Rural Utilities
Time: TBD
This RUBA training presents 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.
The new course format is a mix of online reading and exercises combined with daily interactive video teleconferencing. Participants will need a good Internet connection, video camera, headset with a microphone, and a quiet workspace to interact with the other participants through video teleconferencing.
Registration information coming soon!
Online 3.2 Core RUBA Program Jed Cox
907-269-4614
April 26 - 30 Water Distribution Level 1 and 2
Cost: $750 
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852

May

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 3 - 21 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.
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

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