The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has extended the deadline for Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) recertification from Feb. 29 to Aug. 31, 2012.
“We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to become recertified before their PACP certification expires,” explained Ted DeBoda, P.E., executive director of NASSCO Inc. “One of our primary goals is to maintain the highest possible standards for our industry. In order to maintain those standards, we realize that periodic reassessment of PACP knowledge is necessary to verify that competencies are maintained and users are familiar with updates made since their last training.
“We have worked hard to communicate the need to become recertified on our website, through emails and in multiple media outlets over the past several months, but we made the decision to extend our deadline in order to ensure that everyone has ample opportunity to remain PACP-certified,” DeBoda added.
PACP certification is valid for three years. Recertification can be scheduled one of three ways:
• Log onto nassco.org and self-register for the training through the course catalog;
• Choose a PACP recertification course from the online training calendar or contact a Master Trainer in your area (a comprehensive list of upcoming training sessions and Master Trainers are available at nassco.org); or
• Attend the two-day PACP course (as if you are a brand new user).
In addition to PACP users, trainer skills are now tested every two years, and include a knowledge-based exam, as well as an in-class evaluation by a NASSCO-certified Master Trainer.
The recertification cost is $175 for NASSCO member companies, and $225 for non-member companies. For more information or to schedule your recertification, visit www.nassco.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.