IMPORTANT: Postponement of Switching to the New ABC 2017 Exams

ITCA has postponed its use of NEW Certification Exams in 2017

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc (ITCA) National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Program must postpone its switch to using the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) new 2017 operator certification exams. 

Until further notice, the ITCA Program will continue using the existing ABC 2012 Standardized operator certification exams for both Paper-Booklet Testing and Computer-Based Testing.

For more information about this postponement, click here: Postponement of Change

If you have any questions, please contact the ITCA Tribal Water Department at (602) 258-4822.
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2017 ITCA Tribal Water/Wastewater Operator of the Year

Attention Tribal Water and Wastewater Professionals:

Have you noticed a water/wastewater operator working in Indian Country…

•Going above and beyond their assigned job duties?
•Lending support to a co-worker or staff member?
•Providing assistance to another utility?
•Volunteering in the community?
•Going the extra mile in any form?

Then here’s your chance to acknowledge and celebrate their efforts and hard work. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Program is requesting nominations for the 2017 Tribal Water/Wastewater Operator of the Year Award.

Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination to show appreciation for the quality and integrity of the work done by an operator of a Tribal water or wastewater system. Nominations should be submitted by those who have personally witnessed the great work of the operator being nominated.

The deadline for submitting nominations is August 31, 2017.
Award ceremony will be on September 20-21, 2017.

Click Here: 2017 Operator of the Year Nomination Packet

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2017 Calendar for Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training and Examination

The National Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training Calendar is now ready!
To view click here: 2017 Training & Events Calendar

Shown below is the current  list of training and exam events and their associated dates and locations that will be offered in 2017. Please note: the information listed here is subject to change.

USEPA
Region
Operator Training/Certification Exam Event Date Location
5 Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 Class Canceled  July 10-14, 2017 Prior Lake, MN
Water Distribution-Level 1 Rescheduled to 8/21-8/25 May 15-19, 2017 Walker, MN
Water Treatment-Level 1 July 31- August 4, 2017 Granite Falls, MN
6 Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 April 24-28, 2017 Santa Fe, NM
Water Treatment-Level 1 June 26 -30, 2017 Pawhuska, OK
Tribal Operator Summit & Exam Session August 30-31, 2017 Laguna, NM
7 Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 August 14-18, 2017 Sloan, IA
Tribal Water Summit & Exam Session July 11-14, 2017 Tama, IA
8 Water Treatment-Level 1 July 17-21, 2017 Bismarck, ND
Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 June 12-16, 2017 St. Michael, ND
9 Water Treatment-Level 1 Class is now Closed June 12-16, 2017 Yuma, AZ
Water Distribution-Level 1 May 22-26, 2017 Alpine, CA
Wastewater Treatment-Level 1Class has been canceled May 1-5, 2017 Ukiah, CA
Wastewater Collection-Level 1 May 31-June 2, 2017 Tucson, AZ
Tribal Utility Management June 21-23, 2017 Parker, AZ
Water Treatment-Level 2 July 24-28, 2017 Hon-Dah, AZ
Water Distribution-Level 2 June 5-9, 2017 Parker, AZ
Wastewater Collection-Level 2 August 7-11, 2017 Maricopa, AZ
Wastewater Treatment-Level 2 September 11-15, 2017 Maricopa, AZ
SDWA* 101 Training Course for PDHs only April 19-21, 2017 Valley Center, CA
Workforce & Public Relations Workshop for PDHs only June 20, 2017 Parker, AZ
Water Operator Safety Awareness Workshop
for PDHs only
September 18-19, 2017 Chandler, AZ
SDWA* 202 Training Course for PDHs only March 22-24, 2017 Phoenix, AZ
Utility Asset Management & CUPSS Workshop
for PDHs only
September 6-7, 2017 Phoenix, AZ
10 Water Treatment-Level 1 May 8-12, 2017 Olympia, WA
General Module & Very Small Water System April 3-7, 2017 Portland, OR
Utility Asset Management & CUPSS Workshop April 25-26, 2017 Auburn, WA
Advisory Committee Meeting for National Tribal Operator Certification Program September 19, 2017 Chandler, AZ
National Tribal Operator Workgroup Meeting September 20-21, 2017 Chandler, AZ
Computer-Based Testing for Operator Certification Year Round Nationwide

*SDWA- Safe Drinking Water Act

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NEW!! Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

ITCA is pleased to offer free, Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops that we bring to your location and custom-tailor to your specific water/wastewater utility program.

Attached is a brochure for the Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops. For more information on how to bring this event to your utility, please contact the Tribal Water Department at (602)258-4822.

Click Here: Brochure for Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

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NEW! Tribal Utility Management Certification – Level 1 (TUMC-1)

For Tribal Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel

The purpose of the Tribal Utility Management Certification – Level 1 (TUMC-1) is to create a standardized pathway for Tribal water professionals to advance into and ascend through the field of water and wastewater utility management.  The TUMC-1 is designed specifically for experienced Tribal water/wastewater utility professionals that are newly entering into utility program management.  The TUMC-1 professional certification is a voluntary mechanism that can be used to strengthen one’s career as well as the credibility and integrity of Tribal water utility programs.

Testing for TUMC-1 is available during the current Year-Round Computer-Based Testing, which is available from January 6, 2017 through December 30, 2017, at 200 regional testing centers. Click the link below to register and apply.

Click Here: 2017 Computer-Based Testing Period (Year-Round): Announcement and Registration 

Click Here: Application for Tribal Utility Management

Please contact our office for more information by phone at (602) 258-4822.

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Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) Tribal Water System Program is dedicated to providing technical assistance to tribes in order to develop technical, managerial, and financial capacity (TMF), as well as water & wastewater utility sustainability through education, access to resources, training, and technical assistance. The program partners with federal agencies and other organizations to ensure these services are available to Tribal Water Utility operators and managers.

Want to Learn more? CLICK HERE

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