Registration

Training programs for initial certification and recertification are available. Initial certification requires a Zoom classroom session and a field testing session. Recertification only requires a field testing session.

Field testing for both initial certification and recertification will be held in person.
View the field testing locations

Participants can download the Smoke School app and skip the cumbersome testing sheets and clipboards!

Fall 2023 Illness Acknowledgement

Attendance at any public event involves certain unavoidable risks, such as exposure to or infection by transmissible diseases, viruses, and other illnesses (including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and its variants). Your presence at events or programs hosted by The Pennsylvania State University indicates your assumption of any and all such risk as well as your agreement to adhere to all University policies including, but not limited to, those intended to mitigate the spread of transmissible illnesses. As a member of our community or guest, it is your responsibility to practice basic health, safety, and sanitation measures. The University prohibits your attendance if you are symptomatic of any commonly spread transmissible illness.

Fees

$375 Initial Certification (includes Zoom classroom session and field testing with smoke truck)
$250 Recertification (field testing with smoke truck only)

The fee covers instruction and materials. Registrants are responsible for all meals and lodging. 

Online Registration

During registration, all registrants will choose a field testing session.

For initial certification:
Registrants who need initial certification will also choose a Zoom classroom session. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the day of the class. Your Zoom session (part 1 of your initial training) must be completed prior to the time/date of your field testing session (part 2 of your initial training).

You may not use your Penn State account to register anyone other than yourself. If you are registering someone else, an account must be created with their name and information.

Payment is by credit card only. We are not accepting purchase orders at this time. For questions regarding registration, please send an email to noncredit@psu.edu.  

For help with online registration, please review the online registration instructions.

Scranton (Dunmore)

Zoom classroom — part 1 of initial certification training
September 25, 7:30–11:30 a.m.

Field testing (choose one)
September 26, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
September 26, 10:30 a.m.–noon (recertification only)

Register for Scranton sessions

Mont Alto (Mont Alto)

Zoom classroom – part 1 of initial certification training (choose one)
September 25, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 2, 7:30–11:30 a.m.

Field testing (choose one)
October 3, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
October 3, 10:30 a.m.–noon (recertification only)

Register for Mont Alto sessions

Behrend (Erie)

Zoom classroom – part 1 of initial certification training (choose one)
September 25, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 2, 7:30–11:30 a.m.

Field testing (choose one)
October 10, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
October 10, 10:30 a.m.–noon (recertification only)

Register for Behrend sessions

Greater Allegheny (McKeesport)

Zoom classroom – part 1 of initial certification training (choose one)
September 25, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 2, 7:30–11:30 a.m.

Field testing (choose one)
October 11, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
October 11, 10:30 a.m.–noon
October 11, 1:00–2:45 p.m. (recertification only)

Register for Greater Allegheny sessions

Lehigh Valley (Allentown)

Zoom classroom – part 1 of initial certification training (choose one)
September 25, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 2, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 16, 7:30–11:30 a.m.

Field testing (choose one)
October 17, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
October 17, 10:30 a.m.–noon
October 17, 1:00–2:45 p.m. (recertification only) 
October 18, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
October 18, 10:30 a.m.–noon (recertification only)

Register for Lehigh Valley sessions

University Park (State College)

Zoom classroom – part 1 of initial certification training (choose one)
September 25, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 2, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 16, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
October 23, 7:30–11:30 a.m

Field testing (choose one)
October 24, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
October 24, 10:30 a.m.–noon
October 24, 1:00–2:45 p.m. (recertification only)
October 25, 8:00–9:45 a.m.
October 25, 10:30 a.m.–noon (recertification only)

Register for University Park sessions

If you experience any log-in issues please use both the Forgot User Name link to receive your User Name and the Forgot Password Link to receive a unique system generated password. Emails will be sent in less than 5 minutes to the email we have on file for you (check your junk box). Please note: even if you never set up an account you will still use these links; if we have previously registered you then you have an account already.

Confirmation

When your registration is complete, Penn State Conferences and Institutes will confirm your enrollment and provide any additional information specific to your program site. Confirmation and information will be sent to the email address that you provide on your registration form.

You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces Penn State to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, the University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Refunds

Cancellation requests can be received up to the day before the start of the program for a partial refund. A $50 administrative will be charged for each withdrawal. Send your written request by email to PSUconferences@psu.edu.

Substitutions

Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may identify a substitute. A full refund will be issued after the substitution registration has been completed. A registration form and full payment by the substitute are required. Substitutes are eligible to register at the same fee.

Access

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the conference planner at 814-863-5100 at least two weeks prior to the training.