LEVEL 1 - INSPECTOR TRAINING
Virtual Training - March 22-23, 2022 (2 days) 8am-noon PST; [Register Here]
Virtual Training - April 19-20, 2022 (2 days) 1pm - 5pm EST; [Register Here]
TO REGISTER: If you are interested in attending, please register online at the link provided above next to each class. Once you have registered, a logistics email will be sent with the agenda, pre-work and, if applicable, travel/lunch information. Virtual training spans two half days, in-person training is one full day.
COST: Training is provided free of charge to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. In-person attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses. If you are attending in-person training, lunch will be delivered; payment of $10 to cover refreshments and lunch due at check-in/arrival.
Note: Level 2 Inspector and Decon Training includes the Level 1 training coursework as part of a longer course. If you are interested in Level 2 training you do not need to register for Level 1 training in addition to Level 2. Please visit the Level 2 website for more information and to register for Level 2 training.
Level 1 Training is directed at state, federal and local natural resource and boating agency personnel, water users of all types, law makers, policy makers, border/lake inspection personnel, marina operators, and commercial boat transport operators. This training gives a thorough overview of the species of concern and problems they cause, and includes information on outreach and education programs, basic mussel biology, distribution, transport vectors, mussel impacts and focuses on how to inspect for and decontaminate trailered watercraft suspected of having zebra or quagga mussels on-board. It includes 4-5 hours on national prevention programs, current issues, lessons learned from existing watercraft inspection programs, a question and answer session, and, if attending in-person, a hands-on watercraft inspection exercise.
Participants in the Level 1 Inspection Course should leave the training prepared to educate the public and perform watercraft inspection according to WRP standard WID procedures. It is recommended that new inspectors shadow an
experienced inspector to ensure competency and confidence to effectively inspect watercraft and educate boaters.
Successful completion of the course will be based on demonstrated skills, knowledge and attitude. Certificates will be issued upon completion of training.
Note: Presenters/Presentations listed are an example may not reflect the agenda of the class you enroll in
If you have any questions, or are interested in hosting a Level 1 Training session, please contact:
“Quagga D” Davis