Frequent Questions

What kind of training or seminars does EPA offer?

For information on training and seminars provided by EPA, see the following resources:

  • 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.
  • The Watershed Academy from the Office of Water offers many courses in watershed management, many of which are distance learning courses.
  • The Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program offers training courses, workshops, and webinars to explain the regulatory framework and technical considerations of the NPDES permit program. These courses are designed for permit writers, dischargers, EPA officials, and other interested parties.
  • Drinking water training is offered by the Office of Water for water professionals, public officials, and involved citizens interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • 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 Underground Storage Tank (UST) inspectors, as well as other federal, state, local, and tribal employees interested in learning about USTs.

Training for lead paint certification is offered by EPA approved third parties. You can find contacts on the following pages:

Training for air-conditioning and refrigeration technician certification is also provided by EPA approved third parties. For a list of training providers, see the following:

For asbestos abatement training programs, contact your state department of environmental protection or health.

The FedCenter.gov 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.

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