Certification of Laboratories for Drinking Water

Training for Drinking Water Laboratory Certification

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Certification officer training

EPA conducts chemistry and microbiology certification officer training courses, typically annually.

In general, training attendees:

  • Are experienced professionals nominated by their regional laboratory certification program manager to attend the training
  • Have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent education, experience or both in the discipline they will certify
  • Have recent laboratory experience in the discipline they will audit

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Certification officer training course schedule

Laboratory certification officer training course candidates are to be nominated by the EPA regional laboratory certification program managers.

  • The chemistry course will be offered in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 18-22, 2016.
  • The microbiology course will be offered in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 25-29, 2016.
  • The cryptosporidium course will be offered as 40 hours of online training (10 hours per week) from September 6-30, 2016.

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Training on Cryptosporidium sample collection and analysis

The following training modules and videos provide guidance and instruction to utility and laboratory personnel on Cryptosporidium sample collection and analysis in support of the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment (LT2) Rule.

Adobe Flash Player is required to view the modules.
Before viewing the training modules:
  1. Save the .zip file, then open from the saved location.
  2. Double click on the respective Module folder.
  3. Double click on the "click_here" icon to open the module.
    1. Your browser may display an alert regarding ActiveX controls. If you see this alert, click on the Alert line and select ‘Allow Blocked Content’, then click ‘Yes’ to the security warning.
    2. To help ensure that the video displays properly, you may need to edit the Flash Player settings as follows:
      1. On the left hand side, click on the "Global Security Settings" panel.
      2. Under the tab "Global Security Settings," in the box that says "Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager," click "edit locations."
      3. Choose "add location," type in "C:\" and select "Confirm" - "C:\" should now be under the "always trust files in these locations" box.
      4. Refresh the module’s browser window (F5).

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Recommended resources for Cryptosporidium sample collection and analysis

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