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 to 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 held in March, May, August and November of each year

contact Munroe, Whitney


March meeting topic is always Ask the Auditor




Typically held in Mooresville or Newton








The Laboratory Analyst Committee (LABNET) contact Amanda Hill   Typically held in Mebane or Winston-Salem 1.0
The Laboratory Analyst Committee Eastern Region (LabsEast) contact Debra Batten

  The City of Wilson, Wilson Operations Building, 1800 Herring Ave.  
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


Additional Training Opportunities 

*NEW* Lab Analyst Training Class and Exam

A Wastewater Laboratory Analyst: Class I Exam Prep will be held in Holly Springs, NC September 24-26, 2019. You can find registration information and details at:

Lab Technology Day 

Laboratory Technology Day is held on the first Thursday in May 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

2019 Certification Updates presentation: Updates

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.