Frequent Questions

What kind of training or seminars does EPA offer?

There are several offices within EPA that provide information about training on their Web pages on a variety of environmental topics.

The Air Pollution Training Institute Exit from the Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards offers a variety of courses related to air quality. Many of these courses are available as distance learning courses.

The Watershed Academy from the Office of Water offers many courses in watershed management, many of which are distance learning courses.

The Office of Water also offers information on other water related training programs, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit writing training and drinking water training.

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs has developed pesticide safety training materials for training workers and handlers under the Worker Protection Standard.
Safety Information Related to the Worker Protection Standard

The National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) eLearning Center provides online eLearning, live webinar, and classroom training opportunities to environmental enforcement personnel (including government inspectors, the legal community, and investigators) in federal, state, tribal and local governments.

The UST-LUST Virtual Classroom provides training to EPA employees, including UST inspectors, as well as other federal, state, local, and tribal employees interested in learning about USTs.

Training for EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) can be located on the following Web page:

Training for EPA's Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) can be located on the following Web page:

The Training Web page contains links to FedCenter-sponsored on-demand training courses, Federally-sponsored and non-profit training course announcements, and, links to various other Federal, State, local and private training providers' websites.

You can contact your EPA regional office for further information on training in your area.

There are also a number of private companies that conduct environmental training of various types. You may be able to obtain a directory of these companies from your local library.

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