2017 Training and Event Schedule

Communities Unlimited offers learning opportunities in multiple formats and locations throughout our 7 state service area. All training courses are updated to meet the changing regulatory environment and include state specific information when indicated. These courses are designed to provide information that applies to your job responsibilities and offer an opportunity to discuss real-world challenges with an experienced facilitator and other professionals facing similar situations.

A Certificate of Completion is provided to each participant after completion of the course. Each certificate is signed by the trainer and will include your name, training/event title, and the date completed.

Please read our Registration Policies and Guidelines before completing your registration.

Online Training

Communities Unlimited Business Feasibility Study Course - Anywhere, USA
Registration is open NOW through Wednesday, June 14th.
Communities Unlimited (CU), in partnership with Phillips Community College University of Arkansas (PCCUA), is offering another Business Feasibility Study course FREE of charge.The course is 8-weeks long. It will begin Monday, June 19th. Registration is NOW open and will close Wednesday, June 14th. The course is offered online and is available to anyone interested in learning more about the viability of their business idea.
To register, please complete the one page registration form and submit it via email to Sydney Pack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.All requested information must be provided and will remain confidential. The form is located HERE.

Alabama Training

RCAP Outreach & Well Assessment Workshop - Montgomery, AL
January 30th, (Mon) - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Stakeholders working with private well owners will learn about effective outreach to private well owners, available resources to educate well owners, and how to evaluate a well or spring to determine risk and vulnerability.
Course Information and Registration

Arkansas Training

Possibility Workshop Series - Session 4: Operating Costs - DeWitt, AR
March 21st (Tues) - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
During this session, we will determine how much it will cost to operate your business.
Course Information and Registration

RCAP/EPA Small System Operator Training - West Memphis, MS
July 13th (Thurs) - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other personnel of small water systems that are responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA. Speakers will cover topics pertaining to the proper operations of the water distribution system to ensure compliance. Approved for 6.5 Renewal Credit Training Hours by ADH. If you have any questions regarding the training pleaset contact Richard King at (870) 500-8764.
Course Information and Registration For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Louisiana Training

LA DHH - TMB Management Training - Baldwin, LA
January 19th (Thurs) - 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Mayors, council members, board members, owners, officers, administrative personnel, managerial personnel and operators associated with a public water system. This training will enhance management skills needed to operate and maintain a public water system that is viable and in compliance with regulations. (4 CEH in W/WW approved)
Course Information and Registration

LA DHH - TMB Management Training - Vidalia, LA
January 24th (Tues) - 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Mayors, council members, board members, owners, officers, administrative personnel, managerial personnel and operators associated with a public water system. This training will enhance management skills needed to operate and maintain a public water system that is viable and in compliance with regulations. (4 CEH in W/WW approved)
Course Information and Registration

Louisiana Private Water Well Owners Training - Livingston, LA
March 2nd (Thurs) - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
If your family gets drinking water from a private water well, join us for a FREE Private Water Well Owners class. We will be discussing the proper techniques to chlorinate your well, how to collect water samples, water treatment alternatives and FREE resources available to private well owners.
Course Information and Registration
  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

RCAP/AWWA Small System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with the SDWA - Baldwin, LA
April 25th (Tues) - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other personnel of small water systems that are responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA. DHH will cover current regulations and other speakers will cover topics pertaining to the proper operations of the water distribution system to ensure compliance. Course Information and Registration

Northwest Section LA Conference Operator Training - Bossier City, LA
April 26th (Wed) - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The following topics will be discussed: Chlorine Safety/Response and Repair Kits, Anhydrous Ammonia Safety/System Maintenance Information, Pump Maintenance and Repair, Lift Station Odor Control, Nitrification Plans/Testing/Protocol, Infrastructure Management, Flushing Programs and GIS. Approved by DHH for 8 Hours Continuing Education in Water and Wastewater. Lunch will be provided by Thornton, Musso & Bellemin, Inc. To register contact Rebecca Bellemin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 318-229-6186 by 4/14/17. You must be a member or or joing the NW Section at the time of the class. Cost is $20 and receipt will be provided. Course Information

RCAP Outreach & Well Assessment Workshop - Monroe, LA
April 27th (Thurs) - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Stakeholders working with private well owners will learn about effective outreach to private well owners, available resources to educate well owners, and how to evaluate a well or spring to determine risk and vulnerability. This training is sponsored by Communities Unlimited with funding from EPA.
Course Information and Registration

Mississippi Training

RCAP Outreach & Well Assessment Workshop - Florence, MS
January 25th (Wed) - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stakeholders working with private water well owners will learn about effective outreach to private well owners, available resources to educate well owners, and how to evaluate a well or spring to determine risk and vulnerability. This training is sponsored by Communities Unlimited with funding from EPA.
Course Information and Registration

RCAP/EPA Small System Operator Training - Brookhaven, MS
June 27th (Tues) - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other personnel of small water systems that is responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA. Speakers will cover topics to help improve the operation of your distribution system to ensure compliance and sustainability.
Course Information and Registration

RCAP/AWWA Small System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with the SDWA - Batesville, MS
June 29th (Thurs) - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other personnel of small water systems that are responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA. MSDH will cover current regulations and other speakers will cover topics pertaining to the proper operations of the water distribution system to ensure compliance.
Course Information and Registration

Oklahoma Training

NAWMA Training - Operator Math and MOR's - Wyandotte, OK
March 23rd (Thurs) - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is continuation of the Native American Water Masters Association training program and will further expand on upcoming regulations as well as how to better manage your utilities!  It is a great opportunity to network with your peers, have lunch, and learn new information for your water system!
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Operator and Manager Training - Math and MOR's - Big Cabin, OK
March 30th (Thurs) - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is continuation of the Native American Water Masters Association training program and will further expand on upcoming regulations as well as how to better manage your utilities!  It is a great opportunity to network with your peers, have lunch, and learn new information for your water system!
Course Information and Registration
For a copy of the agenda click HERE

NAWMA Training - Operator Math and MOR's - Pawnee, OK
April 5th (Wed) - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is continuation of the Native American Water Masters Association training program and will further expand on upcoming regulations as well as how to better manage your utilities!  It is a great opportunity to network with your peers, have lunch, and learn new information for your water system!
Course Information and Registration
For a copy of the agenda click HERE

NAWMA Training - Operator Math and MOR's - Tishomingo, OK
May 17th (Wed) - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is continuation of the Native American Water Masters Association training program and will further expand on upcoming regulations as well as how to better manage your utilities!  It is a great opportunity to network with your peers, have lunch, and learn new information for your water system!
Course Information and Registration
For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Operator & Manager Training - Operator Math and MOR's - McAlester, OK
May 24th (Wed) - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is will further expand on upcoming regulations as well as how to better manage your utilities!  It is a great opportunity to network with your peers, have lunch, and learn new information for your water system!
Course Information and Registration
For a copy of the agenda click HERE

NAWMA Training - Operator Math and MOR's - Stroud, OK
June 14th (Wed) - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is continuation of the Native American Water Masters Association training program and will further expand on upcoming regulations as well as how to better manage your utilities!  It is a great opportunity to network with your peers, have lunch, and learn new information for your water system!
Course Information and Registration
For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Tennessee Training

Workshop: Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Local and Regional Food Systems - Knoxville, TN
Are you an economic development official, local policy maker or community planner interested in examining the benefits offered by local and regional food systems? If so, please join the Growing Food Connections and the USDA Economics of Local Food Systems Toolkit team for this one-day workshop. Centered on a toolkit developed to help community leaders make informed decision, the workshop will give you a new framework and methodologies to evaluate the economic impacts of investing in the local/regional food system. Contact Dr. Margarita Velandia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions and to receive a registration form.  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

The 3 R's - Regulations, Records & Reporting - Mountain City, TN
March 7th (Tues) - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm ET
This one-day training class for water treatment and distribution system operators is provided to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership through funding received from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Six (6) CEU's are available for full day attendance.
Course Information and Registration

The Whole Picture of Do's and Don'ts - Mountain City, TN
March 8th (Wed) - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm ET
This one-day training class for water treatment and distribution system operators is provided to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership through funding received from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Six (6) CEU's are available for full day attendance.
Course Information and Registration

RCAP/AWWA Small System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with the SDWA - Dyersburg, TN
March 22nd (Wed) - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other personnel of small water systems that are responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA. TDEC will cover current regulations and other speakers will cover topics pertaining to the proper operations of the water distribution system to ensure compliance.Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Workshop: Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Local and Regional Food Systems: a Food LINC Project - Memphis, TN
March 29th (Wed) - 10:10 am to 3:00 pm *Opening Session: 8:30 a.m.
Are you an economic development official, local policy maker or community planner interested in examining the benefits offered by local and regional food systems? If so, please join the USDA Economics of Local Food Systems Toolkit team for this one-day workshop. Centered on a toolkit developed to help community leaders make informed decision, the workshop will give you a new framework and methodologies to evaluate the economic impacts of investing in the local/regional food system. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. *The main workshop is limited to 32 participants so please register early to reserve your spot. The opening session is limited to 100 participants. If you would like to attend both please register for each. Open Session OnlyCourse Information and Registration      Workshop Registration Only:  Course Information and Registration For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Lab Results: do you really know what it means? - Clarksville, TN
April 18th (Tues) - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
This one-day training class for water treatment and distribution system operators is provided to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership through funding received from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Six (6) CEU's are available for full day attendance.
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Distribution, Infrastructure and Flushing - Clarksville, TN
April 19th (Wed) - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
This one-day training class for water treatment and distribution system operators is provided to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership through funding received from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Six (6) CEU's are available for full day attendance.
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Lab Results: Do you really know what it means? - Hohenwald, TN
April26th (Wed) - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
This one-day training class for water treatment and distribution system operators is provided to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership through funding received from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Six (6) CEU's are available for full day attendance.
Course Information and Registration

Distribution, Infrastructure and Flushing - Hohenwald, TN
April 27th (Thurs) - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
This one-day training class for water treatment and distribution system operators is provided to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership through funding received from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Six (6) CEU's are available for full day attendance.
Course Information and Registration 

Management Training: What Every Board Member Needs to Know - Part 1 - Johnson City, TN
May 2nd (Tues) - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm ET
Utility district board members can receive 4 hrs of CE's and gain understanding of certain technical terms that will help you when you talk with your operators, regulations, and how they affect your system, common violations of regulations that occur, and understanding a sanitary survey and the typical deficiencies that occur. Fee: $50.00
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

The 3 R's: Regulations, Records, and Reporting - Lenoir City, TN
May 9th (Tues) - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm ET
Continuing Education class that will aid operators in understanding the following - Regulations: what they say and how they may affect you, How does a Consumer Confidence Report affect you, Public Notice: What it is and how does it affect you, Operation and maintenance need to know, Records and Record Keeping, Reporting Requirements, Violations. 6 Hours Continuing Education Credit toward WT or DS Classifications
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Lab Results: Do you really know what it means? - Lenoir City, TN
May 10th (Wed) - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm ET
Continuing Education class that will aid operators in the following: Why tests are performed, How to use test results to improve water quality, How different parameters can affect other parameters, Which routine tests can really cause issues and How do tests such as THM’s impact your system. 6 Hours Continuing Education Credit toward WT or DS Classifications 
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Distribution Infrastructure and Flushing - Lenoir City, TN
May 11th (Thurs) - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm ET
A Continuing Education class for distribution operators to better understand: Components of the distribution system, How each component can affect the entire system, The one component of a distribution system that is ignored, Why flushing is important and Which flushing method works best. 6 Hours Continuing Education Credit toward DS Classifications.
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Management Training: What Every Board Member Needs to Know - Part 2 - Johnson City, TN
May 16th (Tues) - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm ET
An opportunity for utility district board members to receive 4 hours of continuing education and gain an understanding of the following: board business, policies, capacity development plan, emergency preparedness, records and communications, liability/responsibility as a board member. Fee: $50.00
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Management Training: What Every Board Member Needs to Know - Part 3 - Johnson City, TN
May 30th (Tues) - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm ET
An opportunity for utility district board members to receive 4 hours of continuing education and gain an understanding of the following: commissioner do’s and don'ts, financial responsibilities, water audits, recordkeeping, funding and the rest of the story. Fee: $50.00
Course Information and Registration  For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Management Training - Knoxville, TN
June 5th (Mon) - 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm ET
Utility district board members can receive 4 hrs of CE's and gain understanding of certain technical terms that will help you when you talk with your operators, regulations, and how they affect your system, common violations of regulations that occur, and understanding a sanitary survey and the typical deficiencies that occur. Fee: $50.00
Course Information and Registration For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Management Training - Knoxville, TN
June 12th (Mon) - 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm ET
An opportunity for utility district board members to receive 4 hours of continuing education and gain an understanding of the following: board business, policies, capacity development plan, emergency preparedness, records and communications, liability/responsibility as a board member. Fee: $50.00
Course Information and Registration For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Management Training - Knoxville, TN
June 26th (Mon) - 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm ET
An opportunity for utility district board members to receive 4 hours of continuing education and gain an understanding of the following: commissioner do’s and don'ts, financial responsibilities, water audits, recordkeeping, funding and the rest of the story. Fee: $50.00
Course Information and Registration For a copy of the agenda click HERE

Texas Training

How to Get a Loan Workshop - Clarksville, TX
March 14th (Tues) - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
You will learn what lenders are looking for, what the C’s of credit are & get your questions about small business loans answered at this free event! Meeting Information

Community Sustainability Meeting - Clarksville, TX
March 20th (Mon) - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Community Sustainabilty Meetings are for any one in Red River County, specifilaly in Clarksville TX. At these meetings we're working with Communities Unlimited to create a strategic plan to boost econimic development and support our local entrepreneurs. If you have a local businiess, want to start a local business, or are wanting to be more involved in Clarksville these meetings are for you! Meeting Information

Community Sustainability Meeting - Communities Unlimited- Clarksville, TX
April 17th (Mon) - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Have you been curious about what Community Unlimited actually is? Maybe you're wondering what they have to offer our community that we haven't already tried. Or perhaps you were confused about what services they can offer you. We invite you to a completely free event to answer any and all questions you have about Communities Unlimited. Our goal is to clear up any miscommunication or misconecptions. We will talk about what they have been doing in the community already and how you can get on board with moving Red River County into a greater future together!
We will provide dinner to everyone who comes completely free of charge!
Meeting Information
Check out Communities Unlimted page on whats happening in Clarksville: Communities Unlimited 

EPA Small System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with the SDWA - Longview, TX
July 26 (Wed) - 7:30 am to 12:15 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other personnel of small water systems that is responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA. Presenters will cover current regulations and other topics to help improve the operation of your distribution system to ensure compliance. Course Information and Registration

RCAP/AWWA Small System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with the SDWA - Abilene, TX
October 11 (Wed) - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other personnel of small water systems that is responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with the SDWA. Presenters will cover current regulations and other topics to help improve the operation of your distribution system to ensure compliance. Course Information and Registration