Frequently Asked Questions about Training


How do I register for training?

Unless your training invitation has specific instructions for registering, use the links on our main Training page. Links will only show when trainings are available for sign-up. If you have any questions about registration, call Senior Training Coordinator Michelle Reber at (800) 718-4023 or mreber@orenco.com.


Do you have any training videos?

General information about Orenco, our products, and our technologies is available on our Videos page. For O&M-specific videos and documents, visit our Operator Resources page.


Do you ever offer trainings in my area?

In addition to the trainings we conduct at our facility here in Oregon, we work closely with our Distributors and AdvanTex Dealers to offer trainings in their areas. If you are interested in a particular training, talk with your Distributor or Dealer. You can find the closest one in our Distributor Locator area.

Orenco can also customize a training for the specific needs of your company or group. To request a customized training course, contact Angela Bounds, Training Manager, at (800) 536-4197 or abounds@orenco.com.


When do you usually have your trainings?

Although we offer workshops and webinars throughout the year, most of our trainings are held in the months of November through April – the industry's off-season.


What is a CEU?

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is related to structured, relevant professional training above and beyond that of initial certification or employment in a particular field. One CEU is the equivalent of 10 clock hours of training or formal instruction. This includes workshops, seminars, etc. CEUs are usually required for the renewal of professional certificates or certification.


What is a PDH?

A Professional Development Hour (PDH) is generally defined as one clock hour that is spent engaged in an activity that contributes to the advancement or enhancement of professional skills or scientific knowledge. These activities usually include technical, managerial, or ethical topics and the like, and they are often required for professionals such as engineers and designers.


What is a Contact Hour?

A Contact Hour is defined as one clock hour spent engaged in an activity that can contribute to the professional skills of the participant. They are often used to track time spent participating in less formal educational activities such as touring facilities or wandering exhibit halls.


Who issues the CEUs?

Oregon residents who take specific courses for DEQ certification can obtain CEU credits through the Oregon Environmental Services Advisory Council (OESAC). Residents of other states or participants in our general courses can obtain CEUs through Umpqua Community College (UCC). UCC is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


I work in Oregon. How do I get certified by Oregon DEQ?

To learn about this, visit the DEQ's Website.


What payment methods can I use?

Currently, we can accept both Visa and MasterCard. If you have a question about this or need to make other arrangements, please contact Michelle Reber at (800) 718-4023 or mreber@orenco.com.