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Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ

DEQ hosts conferences, trainings, and workshops to provide environmental professionals and other interested parties an opportunity to network and learn about air quality, water quality, and waste management issues.

Workshops and Training

  • ABC Exam Review Wastewater Treatment Operator II Training, April 8, 2020: Postponed, reschedule TBD
  • Biosolids 40 CFR Part 503 Training, April 15, 2020: Postponed, reschedule TBD.

  • Wastewater Lagoon Troubleshooting and Optimization, McCammon April 20–21, 2020: Postponed, reschedule TBD. 

  • Wastewater Lagoon Troubleshooting and Optimization, Hagerman April 23–24, 2020: Postponed, reschedule TBD.
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator Grades III and IV, Coeur d'Alene, June 4–5, 2020: The two-day exam review class is designed for all personnel who are taking the new ABC wastewater operator exam grades III and IV.

  • ABC Exam Review Wastewater Treatment Operator OIT and Class I, Idaho Falls, June 23–24, 2020: This training will cover Class III certification exam-type questions and answer possibilities on a wide range of wastewater treatment topics. This class will not only help operators prepare for their next exam, it will also provide an opportunity to learn about treatment processes, which are not at their current facility. 
  • ABC Exam Review Wastewater Treatment Operator 3 Training, Idaho Falls, June 25, 2020: This training will cover Class III certification exam-type questions and answer possibilities on a wide range of wastewater treatment topics. This class will not only help operators prepare for their next exam, it will also provide an opportunity to learn about treatment processes, which are not at their current facility.

  • Anaerobic Digestion Process, Equipment, and Math Training, Idaho Falls, June 26, 2020: This training will cover topics related to anaerobic digestion and solids handling such as sludge treatment options, the digestion process, equipment, and factors affecting anaerobic digestion. Operation and controls will also be discussed to explain how the process is monitored and provide operational adjustments for operators. Anaerobic digestion math will also be covered with several samples for students to complete. A certification-type anaerobic digestion exam will be given at the end of class.
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator Grades III and IV, Boise, August 5–6, 2020: The two-day exam review class is designed for all personnel who are taking the new ABC wastewater operator exam grades III and IV.

  • Wastewater Collection Operator III and IV Exam Review, Boise, August 12–13, 2020: This two-day class covers a review for those preparing for the Wastewater Operators - Collection III and IV Certification examinations. The purpose of this class is to prepare wastewater professionals in Idaho to pass licensure exams by providing them with all of the information that is required by the ABC need-to-know criteria.

Previous Conferences, Trainings, and Workshops

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Staff Contacts

Pollution Prevention and Continuous Improvement Lead
Ben Jarvis
DEQ State Office
Director's Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0146
ben.jarvis@deq.idaho.gov

Wastewater Analyst
Tressa Nicholas
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0116
tressa.nicholas@deq.idaho.gov

Additional Training Resources

Drinking Water and Wastewater Training Events Calendar