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Training and Outreach

The NC WW/GW LC program strives to assist laboratories and laboratory analysts in improving the quality of the environmental data they produce and to help bring them into compliance with state and federal regulations. In this capacity, the program offers a variety of resources for learning including technical assistance visits to laboratories, training workshops, as well as multi-media training material (such as PowerPoint presentations, technical assistance guidance documents, inspection checklist auditor's guides, policy statements, etc.) found throughout the NC WW/GW Laboratory Certification website. This page will be used to list various opportunities.

Laboratory and Analyst Association Meetings

There are a number of laboratory and analyst groups that meet regularly to discuss issues pertaining wastewater/groundwater analysis. Often, continuing education credits (CEUs) are offered for attending. The following is a list of those meetings and contact information. If your organization would like to post meetings or workshops on this website, please contact the Laboratory Section website administrator

Meeting Date/Announcement Topic Location CEUs    
Western North Carolina Laboratory Analyst Association (WNCLAA)

Meetings are scheduled in March, May, August and November of each year



March meeting topic is always Ask the Auditor




Charles Mack Citizen's Center, Moore Room, Mooresville, NC, 4:00 pm - 6 pm








The Laboratory Analyst Committee (LABNET)

Past Events

April 16, 2013

NC Wastewater/Groundwater Laboratory Certification - Annual Proficiency Testing Requirements and Corrective Action Reports Golden Corral, 4965 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, 11:30 am 1.0
The Laboratory Analyst Committee Eastern Region (LabsEast)

Past Events

June, 2016 TBA

"A Blueprint for Constructing Laboratory SOPs" - Dana Satterwhite, NC WW/GW Laboratory Certification The City of Wilson, Wilson Operations Building, 1800 Herring Ave., Cafeteria "B" in Wilson, NC 10:00 am  

Commercial Laboratory Association of North Carolina (CLANC)

Past Events

October 26, 2012

DENR Program Updates, UST Section Clarifications, NC Professional Lobbyists Association, Environmental Express Vendor Presentation


Quality Inn - Crabtree Valley 4100 Glenwood Avenue  Raleigh, NC  9:30 am  
AWWA/WEA Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification Program (WWLAC) click here  for details and for copies of the Needs to Know documents WWLAC Exams    

Link to approved Wastewater Treatment System Operator training courses - TACU

NC WW/GW LC Program Overview - PowerPoint presentation presented April 30, 2009 at the Wilmington Regional Office Permittee and Operator Training workshop


Additional Training Opportunities 

Lab Technology Day 2018

Laboratory Technology Day 2017 has passed, the next annual event will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Raleigh, NC at the NCSU McKimmon Center. Lab Tech Day will feature technical presentations and an exhibit hall for both wastewater and drinking water laboratory personnel.  The two technical tracks (Wastewater and Drinking Water) will cover subjects ranging from lab techniques, new methodologies, data management, and workforce issues.  The Exhibit Hall will be set up with over thirty lab oriented vendors.  This event is sponsored by NCWOA, NC AWWA-WEA, CLANC, NC DWR, and the State Lab of Public Health.  Registration information and the agenda will be posted at

Presentation given by Dr. Mark Strynar at LTD 2108. Per- and Poly-fluorinated Compounds Analysis Case Study: Cape Fear Drainage Basin

Remote Lab Tech Day Seminars

Information regarding remote Lab Tech Day seminars can be found at:


As always, we are eager to hear feedback and receive recommendations for additional training resources you feel are needed. Contact the website administrator with your suggestions and information about training courses in the environmental laboratory field.