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  CEU
Western North Carolina Laboratory Analyst Association (WNCLAA)

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

contact Munroe, Whitney wmunroe@mooresvillenc.gov

Varies

March meeting topic is always 'Ask the Auditor'

Typically held in Mooresville, Morganton or Newton

2.0
The Laboratory Analyst Committee (LABNET)

Meeting in Cary scheduled March 5th, 2020

contact Amanda Hill achill@cityofmebane.com to get on a mailing list for upcoming meetings
 

 'Ask the Auditor' with NC WW/GW LC participants Typically held in Mebane or Winston-Salem  
The Laboratory Analyst Committee Eastern Region (LabsEast)

contact Debra Batten to get on a mailing list for upcoming meetings

debra.batten@hollyspringsnc.us

  The City of Wilson, Wilson Operations Building, 1800 Herring Ave  
Toxicology Conference

Annual Toxicology Workshop hosted by Environmental Testing Solutions

(postponed until Fall- dates TBD)

Variety of topics, not only pertaining to toxicology

Asheville 6.0

AWWA/WEA Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification Program 

(WWLAC)

NEW class scheduled for Lab Analyst training

 

Analyst I: August 10-14, 2020

(Info and Registration)

Analyst II: August 17-21, 2020

(Info and Registration)

Contact Debra Batten 

debra.batten@hollyspringsnc.us

to inquire of additional upcoming dates

WWLAC Exams and Exam Prep VIRTUAL  

Link to approved Wastewater Treatment System Operator training courses - TACU

Additional Training Opportunities

Lab Technology Day 

POSTPONED until July 7 through July 9, 2020 and taking place VIRTUALLY. Registration and schedule here.

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.  

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

2020 Certification Updates presentation: Updates

Remote Lab Tech Day Seminars

Information regarding remote Lab Tech Day seminars can be found at: http://ncwoa.com/

Outreach

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.