Expired “Sample Collection For Water & Wastewater Compliance” In-Person workshop; Camas, WA; WW & DW CEU

  •  April 17, 2024
     8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Event Phone: 360-490-2426

Registration Deadline: 5 pm April 12th, 2024

Register early to avoid workshop cancellation

water sample collection


Analytical data produced by any laboratory is only defensible if proper sample collection, preservation, and storage procedures are applied. The first link in the long chain of a sample’s life is the sample collection site. The determination of where and when to collect a sample is as important as the type of sample, proper sample preservation and storage, or the analysis itself. Incorrect or inconsistent sample collection locations can lead to misleading conclusions and invalidated regulatory samples or investigatory studies. This is why developing a sample collection plan is essential for any compliance related monitoring, exploratory study, or investigation.

Once we are confident, we collected the appropriate site and time for our sample collection it is essential to consistently follow the correct sample collection, preservation, and storage procedures to assure the laboratory receives a sample that has been properly prepared for the requested analysis.


In our “Sample Collection for Water & Wastewater Compliance” workshop you will:

  • Learn why it is important to develop and follow a sampling plan
  • Discuss what information you should include in a sampling plan
  • Explore the characteristics and requirements of a variety of sample types (solid vs aqueous, grab, composite, split)
  • Become familiar with commonly used sample collection equipment
  • Identify recommended maintenance of sample collection equipment
  • Study correct sample collection, preservation, storage procedures for the parameters:
    • Total & Fecal Coliform
    • pH
    • Turbidity
    • BOD
    • Solids (TSS, VSS, TS, VS, TDS)
    • Total & Fecal Coliform
    • Nutrients (Nitrates, ammonia, phosphate)
    • Metals
    • Organics


This 7 hour In-Person “Sample Collection for Water & Wastewater Compliance” workshop will provide you with essential information you need to obtain or maintain your water or wastewater operator certification.


Date: 04/17/2024

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PT

Where: Best Western Plus, Port of Camas – Washougal, 121 S 2nd St, Camas, WA

Instructor: Lori Zboralski

Fee: $250

Registration: online: www.pro-train.org; phone: (360) 490-2426; email: erika@pro-train.org


Meets professional growth criteria for water and wastewater (0.7 CEUs or 7.0 Training Credits).

Professional Training Association is actively seeking approval from other states. All of our classes meet professional growth criteria and continuing education requirements for water and wastewater. For those classes that are currently undergoing review by the individual states and have not received official approval yet, please contact us for more information.


Approved for Wastewater CEUs and/or Training credits in the following states:

    Approved water & wastewater training in OR  

Approved for Water CEUs and/or Training credits in the following states:

    Approved water & wastewater training in OR  


For more information on training approval in your state please call: (360)490-2426


Refreshments provided by Professional Training Association.

Meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) must be provided by workshop participants.


More information on the registration process, online meeting links, and certificates of completion


Venue Phone: 360-835-9292

Venue Website:

121 S 2nd St, Washougal, Washington, 98671, United States