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External sites are not endorsed by NESC and are offered for information purposes only. Please click on the links below to see their designated pages. Links are listed in alphabetical order.

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
ASTD is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 Global Networks.

Association of Boards of Certification (ABC)
ABC protects public health and the environment by advancing environmental certification programs through innovative technical support services, information exchange, and professional and cost-effective examination services for members

California State University Office of Water Programs
The CSU Office of Water Programs is a non
profit organization operating under the California State University, Sacramento Foundation. This office develops and impliments operator training programs, and training manuals for operators of water treatment plants, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities.

Department of Environmental Technology at Linn-Benton Community College
Linn-Benton provides education, training and professional resources in the fields of water treatment and supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and public utility operation and maintenance.

Don Clark's Human Resource Development site
This site contains information related to training and human resource development. (private site)

Drinking Water Academy (DWA)
Established by the U.S. EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, the Drinking Water Academy (DWA) is a long-term training initiative whose primary goal is to expand EPA, State, and Tribal capabilities to implement the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

EPA Environmental Education Center
The EPA has put together a collection of fact sheets, brochures, and web pages that help explain environmental issues to students. These resources offer basic and clear information about air, ecosystems, conservation, water, waste and recycling, and human health.

Environmental Finance Program
Promotes effective and efficient environmental infrastructure and helps state, local, and tribal governments comply with federal and state regulations.

Environmental Training Center (Arizona)
The Environmental Training Center is Arizona's premier environmental, health, and safety training provider. The center regularly offers open enrollment compliance training courses required by OSHA, EPA, RCRA, MSHA, DOT, rules and regulations.

Environmental Resource Center (ERC) at Crowder College
The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) is the designated Missouri State Training Center for training personnel involved in operating, maintaining, and managing water quality control facilities.

Fort Scott Community College
This college offers an Environmental Water Technology training program.

Government Institutes, Inc.
Government Institutes/ABS Consulting is dedicated to professional development. They provide continuing education and practical information to help you meet the unique challenges of new regulations, international standards, and technologies.
(private site)

Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI)
The purpose of the Institute is to promote worker protection as well as to maintain a clean and safe environment through education and training.

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
ITEP was established in 1992 with a vision of helping Indian Tribes manage their environmental resources through effective training and education programs.

The Maryland Center for Environmental Training is celebrating 20 years of providing comprehensive training and technical assistance for environmental compliance and occupational safety and health. Training is offered at sites throughout Maryland and is approved by the State of Maryland for water and wastewater operator certification renewal. MCET also provides on-site technical assistance to Maryland's communities and businesses. MCET helps to ensure that water and wastewater treatment facilities fully comply with the stringent provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act.

Montana State University Extension Service—Montana Pollution Prevention Program
The MT P2 Program is dedicated to helping the state's small businesses and local governments use progressive, integrated pollution prevention (P2) strategies to increase productivity, while safeguarding air, water, land, and other natural resources.

National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF)
NEETF is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing environmental education in its many forms. is a non-profit international society for safety, health, environmental, and other technical training and adult education professionals.

National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA)
Formerly NETA [National Environmental Training Association], NESHTA is a nonprofit international society for safety, health, environmental, and other technical training and adult education professionals.

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
This U.S. Department of Commerce service is the federal government's central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and business information produced by or for the U.S. government. NTIS offers nearly three million products in a variety of formats, including microfiche, paper, diskette, audiovisual, CD-ROM, and online.

New Jersey Operator's Training Center—Cook College Office of Continuing Education
The Cook College Office of Continuing Professional Education seeks to improve the quality of life for residents of New Jersey and beyond through education and public service. 

Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Inc. (OTCO)
The primary focus of the Operator Training Committee of Ohio is to design, develop, and deliver training programs to individuals in water and wastewater utility occupations in business, industry, and government.

Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
RCAP's mission then and now is to help rural people to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Reed, Stowe, & Yanke, LLC
Reed, Stowe & Yanke, LLC (RS&Y) specialize in providing financial, economic, policy, and planning consulting services to the public sector. (private site)

Silver Springs Environmental Services
Silver Springs has provided certification testing services for the Voluntary Wastewater Analyst and the Collection Systems Certification programs developed by the Missouri Water Environment Association. (private site)

TACNET [EPA Technical Assistance Center Network]
The small public water systems TAC form a network with a goal of protecting public health, improving water system sustainability, and enhancing compliance.

TACs apply university resources to address the needs of rural and small public water systems or public water systems that serve Indian Tribes in the areas of technology verification, pilot and field testing innovative technologies, and training and technical assistance.

Texas Engineering Extension Service Texas A&M University
The Texas Engineering Extension Service, one of the nation's largest providers of workforce training, is known for its innovative, customized programs and its hands-on and on-site training.

University of California Center for Water Resources
Stimulates and supports water-related research and education activities. Also collects historic and other documents related to water topics and makes the collection available to the public.

University of Florida/TREEO Center
The Center for Training, Research, and Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO) is a world leader in educational programming.

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)
Approximately 90 universities in the US and throughout the world comprise the UCOWR organization. Member institutions engage in education, research, public service, international activities, and information support for policy development related to water resources.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator On-Site Assistance Training Program / 104(g)(1)
The 104(g)(1) program helps the nation's small community wastewater treatment plants achieve and maintain compliance, improve performance, and become more secure.

Map of 104(g)(1) Training Centers from EPA
This site includes a map that lists the 104(g)(1) training centers by state.

EPA Regional 104(g) Coordinators
This site links to a list of 104(g)(1) coodinators in each EPA region.

Water/Wastewater Distance Learning
This site is an educational and an informational Web site. 

West Virginia Environmental Training Center (ETC)
The West Virginia ETC facility provides training and technical assistance to wastewater and water plant operators and related professionals statewide. Operators, managers, inspectors, and technicians attend both certification courses and continuing education workshops offered throughout the year.