Upcoming Classes

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Virtual Training - October, 2021 (2 days) 8AM-NOON; Dates TBD

Virtual Training - November, 2021 (2 days) 8AM-NOON; Dates TBD

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 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 an 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. 

​​Background Information

​​​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, and border/lake inspection personnel, marina operators and commercial boat transport operators. This training gives a thorough overview of the species and problems caused, 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 a hands-on watercraft inspection exercise.

Successful completion of the course will be based on demonstrated skills, knowledge and attitude. Certificates will be issued upon completion of training.

Sample Agendas

​Virtual Level 1 Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Inspector Training Agenda

Note: Times shown below are an example may not reflect the agenda of the class you enroll in

Day 1 


8:45 Log into Zoom – Zooming 101 

9:00 Introductions 

9:30 PSMFC - WID Western States Training Program Overview 

9:45 CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife – AIS Program Overview 

10:00 AZ Game & Fish – AIS Program Overview 

10:30 AIS Program Review – Q & A 

10:45 BREAK 

11:00 Biology - Quagga and Zebra (QZM) and other AIS Species of Concern 

11:45 Biology Review - Q & A 

12:00 Adjourn (Based on completion) 

Day 2 

8:45 Log into Zoom 

9:00 Watercraft Anatomy – Systems and Components Review 

9:30 Name That Boat Game 

9:45 Watercraft Anatomy Review – Q & A 

10:00 BREAK 

10:15 Assessing Risk and Best Practices - Inspection 

11:00 Inspection Review – Q & A 

11:15 WID Data System 

11:30 Data System – Q & A 

12:00 Adjourn (Based on Completion) 

Contact Us


If you have any questions, or are interested in hosting a Level 1 Training session, please contact:

“Quagga D” Davis

(702) 236-3814