Virtual Chemistry for Environmental Professionals - Fundamentals
This 3-day virtual course provides participants with a review of fundamental chemical concepts which underlie an understanding of applied environmental chemistry concepts and practices. 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 beyond, is recommended but not required.
Specific topics include unit conversions; chemical bonding; chemical formulas; physical properties; structural formulas; an introduction to organic chemistry, including chemical nomenclature; the theory of operation of analytical methods; and environmental chemical reactions.
This course is immediately followed by the virtual “Chemistry for Environmental Professionals - Applied” training course. Students are encouraged to request both courses when registering.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Note: Calculators are recommended.
Continuing Education Units: 1.4
ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 14 hours which can be claimed for 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:
“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.*
IMPORTANT: ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system. Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted. Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.