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The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission has created a NEW online watercraft inspection and decontamination (WID) refresher course for individuals that attended class prior to 2022. This training is intended to provide updated training and documentation on WID protocols and procedures. 

The Western Regional Panel’s Decon Think Tank Committee has been updating WID protocols and procedures to reflect current science and knowledge. In November 2021, the ANS Task Force approved the western inspection procedures as the national standard following an extensive nation-wide review. 

The WID Manual, WID Trainer’s Manual, and the Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards (UMPS IV) were also updated in 2021.


PSMFC is providing this online, asynchronous training so that previously trained WID professionals have the latest and greatest information to best protect our waters and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species on recreational watercraft. 

You can access the course by clicking on the link below and setting up a free account. The course is available through the website or via a mobile app depending on your preference.



If you have never been trained in inspection or decontamination before, please visit the Level I or Level II course pages to learn more and get registered today! 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Online WID Refresher Course


Q: How long will it take me to complete the Online Refresher Course?

A: It should take you no more than 2 hours. The course materials are just under 2 hours in total duration but are broken into multiple sections, none of which is longer than 15 min


Q: Do I have to complete the whole course in one go?

A: No, you do not need to complete the entire class in one go. This is an asynchronous class that you can stop and start as many times as you need to. 


Q: Is there a quiz on each section?

A: No. The training is interactive with the quiz and evaluation questions included as part of the lesson contents.  


Q: How do I report my results to my employer? 

A: A certificate of completion will be emailed to you when you finish the class. 


Q: If I don't pass the course can I take it over again?

A: Yes, you can take the class again. 


Q: If I already took a Level 1 training will this course qualify me as having completed a Level 2 training?

A: No. You will need to attend a Level 2 class to be certified as a Level 2 inspector and decontaminator. 

Contact Us


If you have any questions please contact:


“Quagga D” Davis

(702) 236-3814

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