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

  • June 12, 2023
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Registration for this 7 hour In-Person workshop $240.00 (USD)  

Event Phone: 360-490-2426

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Extended Registration Deadline: 5pm June 11th, 2023

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 Regulatory 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 Regulatory Compliance” workshop will provide you with essential information you need to obtain or maintain your water or wastewater operator certification.


Date: 06/12/2023

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

Where: City of Arlington Public Works, 154 W Cox Ave, Arlington, WA

Fee: $240

Instructor: Erika Schwender

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

Contact: erika@pro-train.org or (360) 490-2426

Meets professional growth criteria for water and wastewater.

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


Approved for 0.7 Water CEUs and/or Training credits in the following states:




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


Venue Phone: 360-403-3526

154 W Cox Ave, Arlington, United States