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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.
  • 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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2019

January

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 7 - 11
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $150 exam fee, $50 manual fee, no additional course cost
Limit of 20 attendees. Exam administered January 11.
Wasilla
3.0 Core
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800
Jan. 8 - 10
Air Vacuum Wastewater Systems
Cost: No Cost
Location: Alaska Pump and Supply, 8410 Brayton Drive, Anchorage
Maximum seating of 15, with preference given to water and wastewater operators from USDA RUS eligible communities.
Attendees are responsible for cost of lodging, meals, and transportation.
To register send your name and contact information to Mark Wuitschick, mark@arwa.org
Anchorage
2.4 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick
907-631-8148
Jan. 14 - 15
Pumps & Pump Systems: Specifications, Installation, & Operation
Cost: $1,100
This two-day Pumps and Pump Systems course emphasizes centrifugal pumps and the systems that run them. The course is geared toward maintenance technicians with responsibility for pump specification, installation, and operating efficiency at their facility.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
1.4 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Jan. 16 - 17
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
Jan. 16 - 18
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
Jan. 21 - 25
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $150 exam fee, $50 manual fee, no additional course cost
Limit of 20 attendees. Exam administered January 25.
Homer
3.0 Core
ARWA
Kelly Comerford
907-841-2800
Jan. 22 - 24
Lift Station Operations
This 3 day course focuses on wastewater pumping system (lift station) operations. The course will offer hands-on demonstrations and interactive student exercises using wastewater pumping equipment. Training manuals and worksheets with all presentations and hands-on exercises will be provided to all attendees.
Kotzebue 2.4 Core Maniilaq Association Chris Dankmeyer
907-442-7173
Jan. 28 -
Feb. 1
Personnel Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This training provides 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. Contact Melody Nibeck for more information or to register.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
907-842-5135
ext. 2
Jan. 29
Ethics Training for Public Elected Officials
Online Workshop

Time: 9 am AKST
Register here
Online
N/A
RCAC
RCAC
906-447-9832
ext. 1429
Jan. 29
Ethics Training for Public Elected Officials
Online Workshop

Time: 9 am AKST
Register here
Online
N/A
RCAC
RCAC
906-447-9832
ext. 1429
Jan. 31
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series:
Treatment Technologies for Removing Chemicals of Concern

Time: 10 am AKST
Register here
Online
N/A
EPA
EPA
513-569-7601

February

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 11 - 15
Organizational Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This training describes organizations that may own and operate water and wastewater facilities. Topics include governance, authority and accountability, level of service, customer agreements, roles and responsibilities, the utility ordinance, and regulations. Contact Melody Nibeck for more information or to register.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
907-842-5135
ext. 2
Feb. 11 - 15
Water Treatment Level 1
State Exam Fee: $150 per exam
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.
Kotzebue 3.0 Core Maniilaq Association Chris Dankmeyer
907-442-7173
Feb. 11 -
March 15
Water Treatment Operator - Level 1
Refresh your skills while learning how to prepare for the certification test. These courses introduce the basic functions and responsibilities of Level 1 operators, as well as water treatment processes, their uses, characteristics, sizing, and calculations and analyses of these processes.
Register online.
Online 6.0 Core AWWA AWWA Online Courses
303-794-7711
800-926-7337

Feb. 12
Ethics for Mutual Water Board Members
Online Workshop

Time: 9 am AKST
Register here
Online
N/A
RCAC
RCAC
906-447-9832
ext. 1429
Feb. 12 - 14
Electrical Controls 1 (Introduction)
Bethel 2.0 Core YKHC Michael Vicente
907-543-6422
Feb. 13
The Safe Drinking Water Act
Online Workshop

Time: 9 am AKST: Register here
Time: 1 pm AKST: Register here
Online
N/A
RCAC
RCAC
906-447-9832
ext. 1429
Feb. 14
Revised Total Coliform Rule
Online Workshop

Time: 9 am AKST: Register here
Time: 1 pm AKST: Register here
Online
N/A
RCAC
RCAC
906-447-9832
ext. 1429
Feb. 19 - 20
Wastewater Lagoons & Ponds Workshop
Cost: No Cost
Location: Bristol Inn, 104 Main St E, Dillingham, AK
The objective of this two-day workshop is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills they need to pass the Alaska DEC Wastewater Lagoon Certification exam. This workshop is intended for rural students with limited or no exposure to the subject matter.
Maximum seating of 15, with preference given to water and wastewater operators from USDA RUS eligible communities.
Attendees are responsible for cost of lodging, meals, and transportation.
The exam fee is $150.00. Make checks out to the Alaska Rural Water Association. Checks must be received at ARWA by 2/18/19.
To register send your name and contact information to Mark Wuitschick, mark@arwa.org
Dillingham
1.5 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick
907-631-8148
Feb. 26 - 28
Electrical Controls 2 (Introduction)
Bethel 2.0 Core YKHC Michael Vicente
907-543-6422

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 12 th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, 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
March 4 - 8
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
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. Contact Melody Nibeck for more information or to register.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Melody Nibeck
907-842-5135
ext. 2
March 6 - 8
Wastewater Analysis for Water and Wastewater Operators
Cost: No Cost
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 send your name and contact information to Mark Wuitschick, mark@arwa.org
Homer
1.8 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick
907-631-8148
March 11 - 15
Water Distribution Systems Level 1 & 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 18 - 22
RUBA Financial Management
This 4.5 day course 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.
Kotzebue 3.0 Core Maniilaq Association Chris Dankmeyer
907-442-7173
March 18 -
April 19
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

March 25 - 29
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $675
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 25 - 29
Introduction to Small Water Systems
State Fees: $150 per exam
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
TCC
Melva Traverso
907-452-8251
ext. 3437
800-478-6822
March 25 -
April 12
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

March 26 - 28
Boiler Maintenance and Repair
Bethel 2.0 Core YKHC Michael Vicente
907-543-6422

April

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 8 - 11
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
This trainings 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.
Fairbanks
3.2 Core
TCC
Melva Traverso
907-452-8251
ext. 3437
800-478-6822
April 12
Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, 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
April 15 -
May 3
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

April 16 - 18
Small Treated Water Systems
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
April 22 - 26
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $675
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
April 22 -
May 24
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

April 23 - 24
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance
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 29 - 30
PLCs for Non-Programmers
Cost: $1,100
This course focuses on understanding PLCs; how they work, terminology, and the hardware and software elements that make up a programmable logic controller.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
April 29 - May 2
PLC Workshop: From Introduction to Application
Cost: $2,200
This PLC Programming Workshop combines the introductory PLC course with the programming and applications course to provide the student a complete PLC education from a basic introduction on how PLCs work to providing them the knowledge, confidence and ability to modify or create their own PLC programs.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

May

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 29 - May 2
PLC Workshop: From Introduction to Application
Cost: $2,200
This PLC Programming Workshop combines the introductory PLC course with the programming and applications course to provide the student a complete PLC education from a basic introduction on how PLCs work to providing them the knowledge, confidence and ability to modify or create their own PLC programs.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
May 1 - 2
PLC Programming & Applications
Cost: $1,100
his 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
May 6 - 24
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

May 6 - 7
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
May 8 - 9
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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
May 13 - 16
59th Annual AWWMA Statewide Conference
Location: Captain Cook Hotel
More information available at http://www.awwma.org/
Anchorage
Varies
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777
May 20 - 24
Level 1 & 2 Water Distribution Systems
This is a new 3.0 CEU potable water distribution course for level 1 (introductory or provisional level) through level 2 distribution system operations using the new AWWA Water Supply Operation Series “Water Distribution, Grade 1 and 2” text. A full range of water distribution topics are covered including math, hydraulics, equipment (mains, valves, hydrants, meters, services, motors, pumps), operations, monitoring, GIS, and SCADA.
Kotzebue 3.0 Core Maniilaq Association Chris Dankmeyer
907-442-7173
May 20 - 21
Pump Repair & Maintenance
Cost: $1,100
This two-day hands-on Pump Repair course is designed to bring students up to speed in their knowledge of field pump repair, maintenance and servicing as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Register for the training.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Training
Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
May 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
May 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

June

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
June 3 - 7
RUBA Utility Clerks
This 4.5 day course 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.
Kotzebue 3.0 Core Maniilaq Association Chris Dankmeyer
907-442-7173

July

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
July 22 -
August 23
Water Treatment Operator - Level 1
Refresh your skills while learning how to prepare for the certification test. These courses introduce the basic functions and responsibilities of Level 1 operators, as well as water treatment processes, their uses, characteristics, sizing, and calculations and analyses of these processes.
Register online.
Online 6.0 Core AWWA AWWA Online Courses
303-794-7711
800-926-7337

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, 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
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

October

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
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. 11
Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, 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
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. 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