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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. 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.

2019

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 11th 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
Sept. 9 -
Oct. 11
Water Treatment Operator - Level 2
Learn concepts and practices about conventional water treatment processes, membrane/UV processes, and basic laboratory and sampling skills. Gain an in-depth understanding of surface water treatment, groundwater treatment, and the particular parameters that dictate successful treatment of both sources.
Register online.
Online 6.0 Core AWWA AWWA Online Courses
303-794-7711
800-926-7337
Sept. 16 -
Oct. 4
High-Tech Operator Course 1
Learn about SCADA systems in detail, including terms, drawing symbols and naming standards, sample diagrams, descriptions of components and features.
Register online.
Online 1.2 Core AWWA AWWA Online Courses
303-794-7711
800-926-7337
Sept. 16 - 17 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
Sept. 18 - 19 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
Sept. 16 - 19 Electrical Workshop - Basics to Troubleshooting
Cost: $2,200
This four-day workshop provides an intensive electrical training experience that covers the basics of electricity all the way through troubleshooting a facility's own electrical systems.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 3.0 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Sept. 24 & 25 USEPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Live Broadcast from EPA's Annual Small Systems Drinking Water Workshop
Register for the webinar.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

October

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 1 - 3 Small Treated Water System Training
State Exam Fee: $150
The Small Treated Water System exam will be administered on the last day.
Bethel 1.8 Core YKHC Michael Vicente
907-543-6422
Oct. 7 - 25 High-Tech Operator Course 2
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 online.
Online 1.2 Core AWWA AWWA Online Courses
303-794-7711
800-926-7337
Oct. 7 - 11 Wastewater Collection - Level 1
The Wastewater Collection Provisional exam will be administered on Friday, October 11.
To register, contact Chris Cox.
Kotzebue 3.0 Core Manillaq Association Chris Cox
907-442-7352
Oct. 8 Operation & Maintenance Plans for Water Systems
Location: UAF, Wood Center
This training will walk you through the elements of creating an O&M guide for your water system, and how this guide can help you reduce costs while improving your system’s reliability. In this workshop, you will learn how to:
  • Obtain a solid understanding of what O&M plans should include and how they benefit water systems
  • Understand how to draft solid Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Articulate the importance of setting and measuring level of service goals, and how O&M impacts them
  • Understand risk analysis and level of service in an O&M context
  • Next steps for developing an O&M guide for your water utility
Register for the training.
Fairbanks 0.7 Core EFCN Tess Clark
315-443-1846
Oct. 10 Operation & Maintenance Plans for Water Systems
Location: BP Energy Center
This training will walk you through the elements of creating an O&M guide for your water system, and how this guide can help you reduce costs while improving your system’s reliability. In this workshop, you will learn how to:
  • Obtain a solid understanding of what O&M plans should include and how they benefit water systems
  • Understand how to draft solid Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Articulate the importance of setting and measuring level of service goals, and how O&M impacts them
  • Understand risk analysis and level of service in an O&M context
  • Next steps for developing an O&M guide for your water utility
Register for the training.
Anchorage 0.7 Core EFCN Tess Clark
315-443-1846
Oct. 11 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 September 1st.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
Oct. 14 - 18 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
Oct. 14 -
Nov. 15
Water Treatment Operator - Level 3
This course offers a unique combination of advanced process troubleshooting knowledge and introductory preparation for supervisory responsibilities. Also, this course will also help you learn how to manage employees and the legal obligations for regulatory compliance.
Register online.
Online 6.0 Core AWWA AWWA Online Courses
303-794-7711
800-926-7337
Oct. 16 - 17 Southeast Alaska Operator Training Conference
Location: Westmark Baranof Hotel
For more information go to AWWMA's conference website.
Juneau Varies Core AWWMA Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777
Oct. 21 - 24 ARWA's 21st Annual Training Conference
Training sessions will take place 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily to ensure 3.0 total CEUs can be obtained. Don't forget to bring in your water samples for the Annual Water Taste Test! Entry forms will be available at our registration table during check-in.
For more information go to ARWA's conference website.
Anchorage Varies up to 3.0 Core ARWA Kelly Comerford
907-357-2792
Oct. 28 -
Nov. 15
High-Tech Operator Course 3
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 online.
Online 1.2 Core AWWA AWWA Online Courses
303-794-7711
800-926-7337
Oct. 29 USEPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Funding Opportunities through EPA's Drinking Water Program
Register for the webinar.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

November

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 4 - 8 Introduction to Water Treatment System Training
State Exam Fee: $150
The Water Treatment Provisional Level exam will be administered on the last day.
Bethel 3.0 Core YKHC Michael Vicente
907-543-6422
Nov. 11 - 15 Water Distribution Level 1 and 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Nov. 18 - 22 Water Treatment Level 1
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Nov. 26 USEPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Risk Assessments, Emergency Response, and Resiliency
Register for the webinar.
Online N/A USEPA USEPA

December

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Dec. 4 - 5 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
Dec. 4 - 6 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

2020

January

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 20 - 24 Water Treatment Level 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852

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 (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

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 10 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

May

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 4 - 7 AWWMA 60th Annual Statewide Conference
Location: Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage
More information.
Anchorage Varies AWWMA Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777

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