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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.

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

June

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
June 1 Hach Online Training: QA/QC with Standard Solutions
Cost: $50
Time: 6 - 7:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop will teach you the basics of using standard solutions to perform QA & QC on your instruments. We will focus on dilution, the verification process, and standard additions.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 2 Hach Online Training: Chlorine Process Instrument Verification
Cost: $50
Time: 9- 10:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop will teach you the basics of chlorine process control. We will demo laboratory steps and techniques to make you feel confident in verifying your drinking water and wastewater chlorine process equipment including comparing it to lab and handheld instrumentation.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 3 Hach Online Training: Chloramination - The Basics
Cost: $50
Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce the basics of chloramination including the relationship between free chlorine, total chlorine, free ammonia and chloramines. Chlorine methods with chloramine interference and without chloramine interference will be demonstrated along with free ammonia and monochloramine sequential methods.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 8 Hach Online Training: Chloramination - Process Control
Cost: $50
Time: 6 - 7:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce the basics of chloramination including the relationship between free chlorine, total chlorine, free ammonia and chloramines. Chlorine methods with chloramine interference and without chloramine interference will be demonstrated along with free ammonia and monochloramine sequential methods.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 9 Hach Online Training: Lab Skills - Intro to Turbidity
Cost: $50
Time: 9 - 10:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop will include discussions on both 90 degree and 360x90 degree scatter methods of analysis, calibration/verification of turbidimeters and proper techniques to measure low level samples.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 10 Hach Online Training: Lab Skills - Intro to pH
Cost: $50
Time: 6 - 7:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop will cover the theory of pH, a 3-point calibration, verification and troubleshooting to determine the condition of the sensor.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 15 Hach Online Training: Basic Laboratory Skills
Cost: $50
Time: 6 - 7:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop is designed to improve the understanding of basic laboratory skills and procedures used in water and wastewater treatment plants. These skills are often applied to laboratory and sampling techniques, instrument calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 15 - 18 Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing Certification Seminar
Location: Building Safety Training Room, 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage
Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Cost: $550 per person (Fee is non-refundable) Hands-on experience and classroom instruction for testing Backflow Prevention Assemblies and includes a Municipal Certification, written exam, and practical hands-on exam. The seminar also includes in-depth instruction of Cross-Connection Control of Potable Water Systems.
Contact Yars Dovba at 907-343-8390 or yaroslav.dovba@anchorageak.gov for more information or to obtain a registration form.
Anchorage 3.2 Core Muni. of Anchorage Yars Dovba
907-343-8390
June 16 Hach Online Training: DO Measurement in Activated Sludge
Cost: $50
Time: 9 - 10:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop is designed to give operators an understanding of the importance of accurate DO measurement. Proper operation and maintenance of both lab and process luminescence DO probes will be demonstrated.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 17 Hach Online Training: Chlorine Analysis
Cost: $65
Time: 11 am - 1 pm ADT
This 2.0 hour workshop reviews the best practices for collecting grab samples for analysis, proper techniques for measuring free and total chlorine, troubleshooting common issues, and verifying instrument accuracy using standards.
Register online.
Online 0.2 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 22 Hach Online Training: Lab Skills - Intro to Colorimetry
Cost: $50
Time: 6 - 7:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce the theory of colorimetry, how to run a colorimetric method and the use of standards to verify instrument, method and technician performance.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 23 Hach Online Training: Suspended Solids in Wastewater
Cost: $50
Time: 9 - 10:30 am ADT
This 1.5 hour workshop is designed to give operators an understanding of the importance of accurate SS measurement. Proper operation and maintenance of both lab and process suspended solids will be demonstrated.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 24 Hach Online Training: Nutrients and Nutrient Analysis
Cost: $50
Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm ADT
This 2.0 hour workshop will give an overview of the importance of nutrient monitoring and removal in wastewater. Nitrogen compounds (ammonia, nitrate, total nitrogen), orthophosphate and total phosphorous will be analyzed via virtual laboratory analyses. Various demonstrations and analytical techniques using TNT plus chemistries will be used.
Register online.
Online 0.15 Core Hach Marvel Schulze
800-227-4224
June 24 Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Protecting your Utility from Disasters - Resiliency Part 1 of 2
Time: 9 - 10:30 am ADT
Wastewater utilities are vulnerable to a variety of natural disasters (e.g., flooding) and power outages. Mitigation measures can protect your utility by reducing damages and service disruptions. In this webinar, EPA will present tools and guides to protect your utility from disasters, to improve your response capability, and to find federal funding for mitigation. Wastewater utilities will share their experiences in building a disaster-resilient utility and how that may help with selected compliance issues.
Register online
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
June 29 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Drinking Water Microbes 102
For more information and to register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

July

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
July 19 -
August 20
AWWA Online: Water Treatment Operator | Level 1
This course introduces attendees to water operations and processes. You will learn the basic functions and responsibilities of most entry-level operators working at a treatment plant.
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
July 27 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Tribal Community Water Systems
For more information and to register online.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA
July 29 Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Change Impacts for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities, Part 2 of 2
Time: 9 - 10:30 am ADT
Wastewater utilities are vulnerable to a variety of natural disasters (e.g., flooding) and power outages. Mitigation measures can protect your utility by reducing damages and service disruptions. In this webinar, EPA will present tools and guides to protect your utility from disasters, to improve your response capability, and to find federal funding for mitigation. Wastewater utilities will share their experiences in building a disaster-resilient utility and how that may help with selected compliance issues.
Register online
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

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. 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

October

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
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. 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. 18 -
Nov. 19
AWWMA Online: Water Treatment Operator | Level 3
This 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.
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
Oct. 26 Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Drinking Water Microbes 102
For more information and to register online.
Online N/A Core USEPA USEPA

November

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
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

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

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