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AWW Bacteriological & Water Chemistry Monitoring Training – Orange Beach

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Alabama Water Watch Bacteriological and Water Chemistry Monitoring Training – Orange Beach


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Training Description: Become a certified Volunteer Monitor through this hybrid (online and in-person) training opportunity! Available certifications include AWW Water Chemistry Monitoring and Bacteriological Monitoring and recertification. You must complete each of the steps outlined below to receive your monitoring certification.

What is Water Chemistry Monitoring? 

What is Bacteriological Monitoring? 

Professional Development Hours will be available through PowerSchool for educators who complete training. For more information, please email awwvolunteers@auburn.edu.

Follow these steps to get started:

1.  Register for training through this form by October 15th, 2024.

2.  Select the monitoring type(s) for which you would like certification through this form.

On October 15th

Participate in the Kick-Off Zoom from 12-1 pm. This is not required for certification but will help you navigate the training process and meet AWW Staff.

  • Use the link and instructions you receive via email following the Kick-Off Zoom to enroll in the Online Courses required for the certification type(s) you requested.

By Midnight on October 31st

Complete the self-paced, online coursework for the monitoring type(s) of interest.

  • Introduction to AL Water Watch – This course is required for all monitoring types and must be completed to unlock all other AWW Online Courses. (1 hour)
  • Bacteriological Monitoring Course (90 minutes)
  • Water Chemistry Monitoring Course (2 hours)

On November 2nd

Attend the in-person Field Day at the City of Orange Beach’s Wind and Water Learning Center in Orange Beach, AL where you will demonstrate your ability to conduct monitoring tests under the observation of an AWW Trainer. Participants will be expected to follow CDC guidelines regarding in-person gatherings during the training.

Field Day Schedule: 9am – 3pm

8:45 am Check-In for Water Chemistry Monitoring Session
9:00 am Water Chemistry Monitoring Session
12:00 pm Lunch Break (bring a sack lunch!)
12:45 pm Check-In for Bacteriological Monitoring Session
1:00 pm Bacteriological Monitoring Session 3:00 pm Adjourn

You will receive additional details for each of these steps closer to the workshop date.

Only your name, email, phone number, and mailing address are required to register for this event. We ask for optional information so we can better understand our effectiveness in serving all Alabama citizens and for reporting general, anonymous statistics to our federal and state funders. We do not share any specific information you provide.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility needs.

Contact AWW with any questions: 1-888-844-4785 or awwprog@auburn.edu.


November 2
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Wind and Water Learning Center
26233 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, AL 36561 United States
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