The Office of Environmental Health (OEH) Training Program provides classroom trainings to rural water operators, utility managers, landfill operators and council members to increase their operation and management capacity and improve the health of their community.


Training Classes

  • Check out our training calendar for upcoming courses!
  • Most rural community participants are provided lodging and meals during the training.
  • Instruction is provided by OEH staff and partner agencies.
  • Course content is consistent with operation best-practices, while relevant to Alaska’s environmental conditions and cultures.
  • Villages receiving TCC-OEH services are eligible for reimbursement of travel, but only if the student attends 100% of the class.
  • If a student is asked to leave the class for any reason, travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

OEH Training Classes

Examples of the 2016 courses:

  • Small Community Emergency Response Plan (SCERP) workshop – for villages that have not completed a SCERP, or that want to update their SCERP
  • Introduction to Small Water Systems – Provisional level I – for drinking water operators
  • Operational Management – for village utility managers/administrators
  • Solid Waste Management – for village environmental employees, administrators, and landfill operators
  • Intro to Utility Management – for village utility managers/administrators
  • Financial Management for Rural Utilities – for village utility managers/administrators that have completed the Intro to Utility Management course

Beginning in Fall 2017 OEH is planning to have the following courses:
Introduction to Small Water Systems Provisional Level, two utility management courses in partnership with RUBA, and hopefully a couple more.  Stay tuned!

Please contact the OEH Training Coordinator


  • (907) 452-8251 ext. 3437
  • Outside Fairbanks: (800) 478-6822 ext. 3437