2015 Training and Exam Calendar

Calendar

The Tribal Water Systems Program is excited to offer another year full of training and professional certification opportunities.

Our Program’s 2015 Calendar is now complete and is currently being distributed to our contacts.

Download the calendar by clicking on the image to the right.

Please contact our office with general questions or for more information on a particular event.

We may be reached at (602) 258-4822.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Computer-Based Testing Period #1, January 12, 2015, through March 31, 2015

Computer-Based Testing Period #1
January 12, 2015, through March 31, 2015
200 Regional Testing Centers Nationwide

In an effort to provide improved pathways for Tribal water and wastewater personnel to achieve professional certification, ITCA is offering a year-round opportunity for eligible tribal personnel to take professional certification exams through Computer-Based Testing.  Advantages of Computer-Based Testing include scheduling a convenient testing date at a regional testing center at over 200 locations throughout the country, as well as immediately receiving your exam score.  The Computer-Based Testing Period is a window of time in which Tribal water and wastewater utility personnel may apply and test for professional certifications through ITCA, independent of attending ITCA training courses.  This will be the first of four periods for Computer-Based Testing during the 2015 calendar year.

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Click Here: ITCA Application Packet

Click Here: ITCA TUMC-1 Application Booklet

General Module Training and Very Small Water System Exam, March 9-13, 2015

General Module Training and Very Small Water System Exam

March 9-13, 2015
North Phoenix Valley Campus of Northern Arizona University
15451 N. 28th Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85053

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Tribal Water Systems Program Advisory Committee Meeting, March 24, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

Tribal Water Systems Program Advisory Committee Meeting

March 24, 2015
North Phoenix Valley Campus of Northern Arizona University
15451 N. 28th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Joint Meeting of the Tribal Operator Workgroup & Arizona Chapter of NAWMA, March 25, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

Joint Meeting of the Tribal Operator Workgroup & Arizona Chapter of NAWMA

March 25, 2015
North Phoenix Valley Campus of Northern Arizona University
15451 N. 28th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Basic Mathematics Training for Water & Wastewater Operators, March 26, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

Basic Mathematics Training for Water & Wastewater Operators

March 26, 2015
North Phoenix Valley Campus of Northern Arizona University
15451 N. 28th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Paper-Booklet Testing Session #1, March 31, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

Paper-Booklet Testing Session #1

March 31, 2015
North Phoenix Valley Campus of Northern Arizona University
15451 N. 28th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Water Treatment – Level 1 Training & Exam, March 31-April 3, 2015, Maricopa, AZ

Water Treatment – Level 1 Training & Examination

March 31-April 3, 2015
Ak-Chin Water Reclamation (Wastewater Treatment) Facility
42600 W. Ralph Street
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Hosted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Advanced Mathematics Training for Water & Wastewater Operators, April 8-9, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

Advanced Mathematics Training for Water & Wastewater Operators

April 8-9, 2015
ITCA Offices
2214 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Wastewater Collection – Level 1 Training & Exam, April 14-17, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ

Wastewater Collection – Level 1 Training & Examination

April 14-17, 2015
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Two Waters Complex
10005 E. Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Hosted by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

SDWA 101: Basics and Consumer Confidence Reporting Training, April 14-17, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

Safe Drinking Water Act 101: Basics and Consumer Confidence Reporting Training

April 14-17, 2015
ITCA Offices
2214 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Native American Water Masters Association (NAWMA) New Mexico Chapter Meeting, April 22, 2015, Sandia Pueblo, NM

Native American Water Masters Association (NAWMA) New Mexico Chapter Meeting

April 22, 2015
Sandia Pueblo Tribal Police Training Room
West of I-25, Off Roy Avenue (Tramway)
Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico

Hosted by the Pueblo of Sandia

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Water Distribution – Level 1 Training & Exam, April 28-May 1, 2015, Camp Verde, AZ

Water Distribution – Level 1 Training & Examination

April 28-May 1, 2015
Yavapai Apache Housing Building
1500 E. Cherry Creek Rd.
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Hosted by the Yavapai Apache Nation

COMING SOON: Announcement and Registration

Video Production RFP

ITCA is seeking proposals from qualified bidders for video production to modify an existing video for the WIC Program. See the RFP at the link below:

ITCA RFP WIC 15-02

AAA Brochures

Elder Abuse Brochure

Summer Health Tips

WIC: Strengthening Families for 40 Years

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We are happy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC! WIC is one of our country’s most important public health programs, and it has enriched the lives of millions of families over the years. WIC improves birth outcomes, reduces infant mortality, and prepares kids for learning.

We are excited to join with the National WIC Association in this celebration by sharing the video and print materials they created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC. They have developed short animated videos and print pieces to help illustrate what WIC does and how it helps strengthen families. Go to WICturns40.org to view these amazing materials.

ITCA WIC 40th Anniversary Proclamation

 

Senior Services Procedures and Manuals

DAAS Scope of Work – Tentative

NEW! Tribal Utility Management Certification-Level One (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 Computer-Based Testing Period #1, which is available from January 12, 2015, through March 31, 2015, at 200 regional testing centers.

Click Here: Computer-Based Testing Period #1, January 12, 2015, through March 31, 2015, Announcement and Registration

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

ITCA 2014 Tribal Operator of the Year Award

Dear Tribal Operators

Congratulations to SELWYN SEKAQUAPTEWA for being selected as the ITCA 2014 Tribal Operator of the Year!

The need for safe and reliable drinking water and effective wastewater management is critical to the health, safety, welfare, economic viability, and self-determination goals of Tribal communities throughout Indian Country. Water and sanitation services are provided to our communities by certified tribal operators.

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Tribal Water Systems Program is honored to work with hundreds of system operators across Indian Country every year that directly protect the health of their communities. We believe that the daily work performed by these public health professionals, who are often on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is admirable. Our team believes that exceptional operators, who go above and beyond their responsibilities in making outstanding contributions to their communities, should receive recognition for their dedication.

The Advisory Committee of the ITCA Program completed the review of nominees and selected Selwyn Sekaquaptewa, who serves as Water Commissioner for the Kykotsmovi Village of the Hopi Tribe, as the second annual ITCA 2014 Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator of the Year. We recognize and publicly thank the following 2014 nominees for the care, service, and dedication they have shown to their communities.

ITCA 2014 Award PlaqueITCA 2014 Tribal Water/Wastewater System Operator of the Year nominees were:

Bret Sellars with Pueblo of Sandia,

Elmer Yazzie with Ramah Navajo Chapter, RNUA,

Jason Burbank with Navajo Tribal Utility Authority,

Meghann Olson & Bob Bradley (Joint nomination) with Pipe Springs National Monument and Kaibab Paiute Tribe respectively,

Rick Miller with Quechan Casino Resort, and

Selwyn Sekaquaptewa with Kykotsmovi Village

Fresh Bananas coming to WIC for infants!

The new food rule released in May 2014 by USDA allows WIC to provide bananas to infants as a substitute for a portion of the allowed baby foods. ITCA will begin issuing checks with bananas on October 1, 2014.

Fresh bananas are being added to address the changing developmental needs over time.  Fresh bananas allow parents to provide the appropriate texture for the baby depending on the age and needs of the baby.

Click here for more information.

EBT Planning Request for Proposals

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations that are interested in performing planning for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) for the ITCA, New Hampshire and Kansas WIC Programs (MSC).

Below are links to the RFP and related documents for more detailed information.

ITCA (MSC) EBT Planning Request for Proposals

ITCA (MSC) EBT Planning Request for Proposals Amendment #1

EBT Planning RFP Responses to Bidder Questions

Tribal Pesticide Inspector Training

Tribal Pesticide Inspector Training Announcement

Tribal Pesticide Inspector Training Agenda

Tribal Public Health on the Horizon: A Tribal Leaders Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center (ITCA TEC) invites you to attend the Tribal Leaders’ Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health meeting, which will be held on June 3, 2014.

Tribal Public Health on the Horizon: A Tribal Leaders Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm
(Please note time change)
Location:
Heard Museum – Monte Vista Room
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix AZ, 85004

The Tribal Leaders Symposium includes an Arizona-focused Tribal Public Health Accreditation Roundtable for Tribal and State leaders to discuss Public Health Authority and Accreditation.

A memorandum, tentative agenda, registration form, and hotel list are available below.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Serena Denetsosie, Epidemiologist, by email at serena.denetsosie@itcaonline.com or by phone at 602-258-4822 with any questions or concerns.

Memo & Tentative Agenda
Registration Form
Hotel List

Introduction to Injury Prevention

Introduction to Injury Prevention

This 3-½ day course introduces participants to injuries as a public health problem. It addresses the principles of effective injury prevention through a combination of presentations, case histories, and group exercises.

Module I: UST Installation and Module III: UST Decommissioning and Removal – March 11-13, 2014 – Temecula, CA

Module I: UST Installation and
Module III: UST Decommissioning and Removal
March 11-13, 2014
Pechanga Casino & Resort
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, California

Announcement: Click Here

Agenda: Click Here

 

MODULE I AND III PRESENTATION NOTES

Before attending ITCA Modules I and III UST Training, it is important that attendees either download or print the following three (3) presentation note pages and bring to class:

Binders will be provided by ITCA for attendees

 

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS

Download the following electronic copies and store the items on work computers/thumb drives for class and future reference:

Federal Rule (40 CFR Part 280): http://www.epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/cfr.htm

USEPA Publications: http://www.epa.gov/oust/pubs/index.htm
• Closing Underground Storage Tanks – Brief Facts
• Automatic Tank Gauging Systems for Release Detection – Reference Manual for UST
Inspectors
• Operating and Maintaining UST Systems
• UST Systems: Inspecting and Maintaining Sumps and Spill Buckets
• Overfill Prevention: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage Tank
• Financial Responsibility: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage
Tank
• Spill Buckets: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage Tank