Recertification: Field Training and Certification

Individuals who have been certified within the last year should enroll in the recertification program. This provides field practice and certification testing.

Initial Certification: Classroom, Field Training, and Certification

Individuals who are seeking certification for the first time or who have not been certified within the last year should enroll in the initial certification program. This provides classroom instruction in addition to field training and certification testing.

Field certification testing is held outdoors regardless of weather; dress appropriately for conditions.

Day 1 Training Schedule
Time Event
7:45 a.m. Recertification, final registration

Recertification, field practice, and certification test begins

Initial certification, final registration


Initial certification, classroom session

  • Particles and interaction with the human body
  • Sources of particle emissions
  • Control of visible emissions
  • Steam plumes
  • Meteorology
  • Opacity
  • Government regulations: EPA Method 9
  • What to expect at field certification testing
noon Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m.

Recertification, field practice, and certification continues

Initial certification, field practice, and certification begins

5:00 Adjournment

Those who pass the field certification test on the first day are not required to attend the second day of training.

Day 2 Training Schedule
Time Event
8:00 a.m. Practice and certification test
Testing begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. If arrival by 8:00 a.m. is not possible, please notify the conference coordinator in advance. Phone 814-863-5100.