Arkansas Environmental Training Academy


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Message from Randy Harper-April 23, 2020

Arkansas Environmental Training Academy

COVID-19 Update
April 23, 2020

I hope this correspondence finds you safe and healthy! To all of the Operators we serve, THANK YOU for serving your communities during this time of uncertainly!

Due to social distancing requirements and guidelines outlined by Federal, State, and Local officials for social gatherings, the Arkansas Environmental Training Academy will remain closed to in-person classes through May 29, 2020. We will reassess the situation as we get near the end of May to determine if it is safe to resume in-person classes.

We are working to move in-person classes scheduled for May to on-line delivery where applicable.

Please visit the AETA website (www.sautech.edu/aeta/) and click on AETA Class Schedule and choose a Division and class. You can Register and pay on-line. If you have trouble or need assistance with on-line Registration please contact Beverly Ellis at bellis@sautech.edu or call (870) 574-4717.

While most of our staff is working remotely, the AETA Administration Offices remain open Monday – Thursday from 7:00am – 4:30pm to field questions and assist students.  For your safety and the safety of our staff, we prefer that you contact us by e-mail or phone at this time. If we can help you please do not hesitate to call on us!

Arkansas Environmental Training Academy
Phone: (870) 574-4550 or (870) 574-4589

Randy Harper, AETA Director
E-mail: rharper@sautech.edu
Phone: (O) (870) 574-4590 (C) (870) 833-1745

Rickey Cole, Assistant Director
E-Mail: rcole@sautech.edu
Phone: (O) (870) 574-4532 (C) (870) 390-0682

The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is the designated Environmental Training Center for the State of Arkansas and is a training division of Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden, Arkansas. The AETA is made up of five divisions: Water, Wastewater, Backflow Prevention, Solid Waste Management and Environmental Health & Safety. Training provided by the AETA is accredited by state and federal licensing agencies.

OSHA Healthy and Safety Courses
AETA is proud to serve as a Host Training Organization for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) a Region VI OSHA Training Institute Education Center delivering OSHA-Authorized health and safety courses in Arkansas.

Click here to learn more about AETA and OSHA-Authorized courses.

About Us

Mission
The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is the designated Environmental Training Center for the State of Arkansas and is a training division of Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden, Arkansas. The Academy has a statewide mission to provide quality training and educational programs to aid the management and operating staff of municipal, commercial and industrial facilities in meeting state and federal licensing and certification requirements. Within our resources, the Academy accomplishes its mission through comprehensive certification and continuing education programs, statewide technical assistance programs, administrative and student services and professional development for faculty and staff.

Where our funding comes from…
Funding for the Academy’s statewide training programs is provided by the Arkansas State Legislature, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, industrial contracts and student registration fees. The Academy provides training on the Southern Arkansas University Tech campus in Camden, Arkansas, at training sites statewide and by Internet delivery.

Backflow Division

Backflow Prevention Certification training provided by the Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is endorsed and approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana State Plumbing Board, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The Academy offers Backflow courses on-campus, at locations statewide, and Internet.

Backflow Prevention remains the first line of defense in maintaining water quality in distribution and plumbing systems. Academy backflow prevention courses are designed to equip you with the most up to date information and methodologies necessary to address all aspects of backflow prevention.

Backflow Division Links:

Solid Waste Division

The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy provides training for Solid Waste licensing and license renewal as required by Arkansas Regulation 27 for all municipal and industrial solid waste operators in the State of Arkansas. Solid Waste training provided by the Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is endorsed by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste Division and the Arkansas Solid Waste Licensing Committee. The Academy offers Solid Waste certification and update courses on-campus, at various locations statewide, and Internet.

Solid Waste Division Links:

Water Division

The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy provides training for Water licensing and license renewal as required by the Arkansas Department of Health for water operators in the State of Arkansas. Water training provided by the Academy is endorsed by the Arkansas Department of Health Engineering Section and the Arkansas Drinking Water Advisory and Water Operator Licensing Committee. The Academy offers water certification and 12-training hour specialty courses for license renewal on-campus, at various locations statewide, and Internet.

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