Environmental Worker Training and Endorsement

New training from the Alaska Forum Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program prepares graduates for immediate employment in a variety of environmental job fields. 

Skilled environmental workers are needed throughout Alaska communities where new resource developments, contaminated sites, illegal dump areas, solid waste management issues, and other desired environmental services are creating new employment opportunities. Many jobs are seasonal and require little experience, but do require state and federal certifications and training.

Environmental Worker trainings are designed to provide entry-level skills and certifications in a variety of environmental jobs and can be the beginning of a pathway to a career in an environmental field. Environmental Worker training can provide the credentials you need to qualify for specific employment opportunities that may be available. All trainings offered by Alaska Forum are also approved components of the technical instruction required in our Environmental Technician Apprenticeship program. Environmental Worker training graduates are encouraged to apply for an Environmental Technician Apprenticeship. However, you do not have to be in the Apprenticeship program to attend Environmental Worker training.  

Environmental Worker endorsements require completion of 180-188 hours of Environmental Worker trainings. The courses in the various Endorsements are chosen to deliver and build upon entry level credentials, providing graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.  Current Environmental Worker endorsements include:

Environmental Worker trainings were created to quickly respond to local workforce needs and opportunities. Classes and certifications are selected based on current and projected local jobs.


ETAP trainings are offered with support from the Alaska Dept. of Labor State Training and Education Program and the US EPA Environmental Workforce Development Job Training program.