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Event Name: Virtual Chemistry for Environmental Professionals - Applied
Hosted By: Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
Event Description:

This 2 day virtual course provides participants with an introduction to applied environmental chemistry principles and practices which underlie the release, fate and transport, sampling, analysis, and cleanup of chemicals contaminating environmental media, with particular emphasis on soil and groundwater. This course is designed for environmental professionals who are not chemists, but who require a basic knowledge of chemistry and environmental chemistry in their work.  Some prior education in chemistry, to the high school level or above, is recommended but not required.

Specific topics include a survey of  selected chemical industries or processes that release hazardous chemicals into the environment; fate and transport of chemicals in environmental media; data quality objectives, including the control of false positive and false negative decision errors; and data usability, including defining detection limits and data qualifiers.

This course is preceded by the virtual “Chemistry for Environmental Professionals - Fundamentals” training course. Students are encouraged to request both courses when registering.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the chemical, soil, water, and geological properties which govern the fate and transport of chemicals in environmental media
  • List key chemicals and modes of release associated with selected chemical industries or processes
  • List chemical parameter changes associated with aerobic and anaerobic degradation of hydrocarbons in subsurface media
  • Identify the elements of the data quality objective (DQO) process
  • Evaluate the consequences of false positive and false negative decision errors
  • Describe procedures and practices commonly employed to ensure the quality and usability of analytical chemical data
  • Define common terms and parameters used to evaluate and communicate the quality and usability of analytical chemical data

Continuing Education Units: 1.0

ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event.  The current event contains 10 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

Click on CEP-Applied Student Manual to download a pdf file of the portion of the manual that does not change course to course.
Click on CEP Applied Process Student Manual to download the portion of the manual from which 3 or 4 modules will be specifically selected and presented per course.  

“THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.  Region 7 & other U.S. EPA staff course registrations take precedence over all other course registrations received.  All other registrations received will be on a first-come-first serve registration until class capacity has been reached.  Once course capacity has been reached, registrations will be waitlisted.”

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.* 

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: December 09, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Event Ends: December 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Patrick Hickey
Phone: 206-553-6295
This event will be held at: Internet Based
Live Online Class, Internet Based

Class Dates and Times:  December 9, 2021 - December 10, 2021 from 8AM to 1PM Pacific Time (PT)



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