Technical Training and Support

Technical training includes reading and writing NEPA documents, ESA, HCP and LUP, HAZWOPER, and TRI information. Upcoming training will include sustainable building, writing ordinances, understanding PL280, pesticides, developing a TERC, and grant writing.


Upcoming Training


ITCA In-Person Testing Sessions for Professional Certification, December 8, 2022

 The National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Program at the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) serves to meet the needs of system operators working on Tribal lands and to provide a jurisdictionally-correct alternative to state certification programs.  The ITCA is a U.S. EPA-approved provider of certification services under the U.S. EPA Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program Guidelines and makes its services available to personnel working on federal Indian reservations.

Hello Everyone

 FYI ITCA In Person Testing for Water Operators

We are pleased to offer the Paper-Booklet Testing Session

 When: December 8, 2022

 Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Diego, CA

 What: The following professional certification examinations will be offered for eligible Tribal personnel through Paper-Booklet Testing.

 Drinking Water (ABC 2012 edition exams)                       Wastewater (ABC 2012 edition exams)

Very Small Water System                                                    Collection—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4

Treatment—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4                                       Treatment—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4

Distribution—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4

 Utility Management (ITCA customized exam)

Tribal Utility Management Certification-Level 1

 Two Exam Sessions:

Morning Examination:  The morning examination will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at or before 12:00 p.m.

 Afternoon Examination:  The afternoon examination will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at or before 4:30 p.m.

 Cost: The application and testing for ITCA certification is free.

             Travel expense reimbursement stipends are available through pre-travel request submitted to ITCA.

 Deadline: The Registration Form and a Complete Application is due by Friday, December 2, 2022

 Please see the attached Announcement and Registration Packet for complete details. Please let me know if you have any questions or contact Scott Gregory at ITCA.

More Information: ITCA In Person Testing for Water Operators

Free Tribal Workshop – Underground Storage Tank (UST) Compliance Training for Owner/Operators
(Wednesday, July 7, 2021, or Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm)

The Native American Environmental Protection Coalition (NAEPC) is providing this essential UST compliance training for tribal owner/operators of gas stations. You will learn:

  •  Federal Requirements for UST compliance
  • Reporting and Record-Keeping
  • UST operation and Maintenance
  • Common compliance issues
  • Walk-through demonstration
  • Class A & B assistance and onsite testing

July 7—9am to 3pm 

July 14—9am to 3pm


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Introduction to Basic Excel for EPA GAP Application with Digital Literacy Foundation of San Diego

July 8—10am to 12pm 

July 15—10am to 12pm 

July 22—10am to 12pm

July 29—10am to 11am


More Information: Introduction to Basic Excel

8 hour Hazwoper Refresher with EPA 

July 12—8am to 5pm **FULL

July 13—8am to 5pm

July 14—8am to 5pm


More Information: Hazwoper Refresher

Introduction to Composting with Food2Soil

July 28—10am to 11am


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Achieving Your Zero Waste Potential with the Solana Center for Zero Waste

August 5—11am  to 12pm 


More Information: Zero Waste Potential

Building A Zero Waste Office with the Solana Center for Zero Waste

August 12—11am to 12pm (Zero Waste Office & Polices)


More Information: Zero Waste Office


8- Hour HAZWOPER Virtual Refresher Course

Thursday, August 25, 2022 – 8:00am to 4:00pm

 We will be providing an 8- Hour HAZWOPER Virtual Refresher Course with Haztrain. This Course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 Hours of annual refresher training for workers who suspect the presence or believe they may come in contact to materials or items hazardous to their health. An 8- hour Refresher card will be issued to complement the 40- hour HAZWOPER requirements. Please be advised this is a Tribal Training Event and is open to Tribal employees, Tribal Community Members, and Organizations that work within the Tribal Community. For more information, please contact NAEPC at 951-296-5595.

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More Information: Hazwoper Training

UST Class A & B Test Preparation Workshops

Wednesday August 26th & 30th , 2022 – 9:00am to 3:00pm.

  • EPA developed class A and class B UST operator exams to primarily help UST system owners and operators in Indian country meet the 2015 federal UST regulation requirement that designated operators demonstrate knowledge.  October 13, 2018 was the deadline for designated operators to verify compliance with the requirement to pass an exam. To be in compliance a tribal gas station manager must hold a Class A certification.  Testing certificates/certification must be kept on file for federal compliance purposes .
  • Class A operator is the person who has primary responsibility to operate and maintain the UST system according to the UST regulations.  Class A operator exam tests general knowledge of the UST regulations.
  • Class B operator is the person who has day-to-day responsibility for implementing the UST regulations.  Class B operator exam tests a more in-depth understanding of operation and maintenance aspects of UST systems.

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More Information: UST Training