CDC offers limited training in water
fluoridation engineering and operations and does not have the staff
resources to provide special training for groups, organizations, or
utility systems. CDC offers the following courses to assist with
managing state fluoridation programs and water treatment facility
operations. Enrollment in these courses is open to any state program
official, water utility system staff, trainers of water facility
operators and support personnel, and registered engineers.
Water Fluoridation: Principles
and Practices presents basic information on community water
fluoridation, including engineering and administrative guidance. The course
is conducted over three days and is available periodically in Tennessee and
California. Attendance is limited because of space and facility
considerations, so pre-registration and approval are necessary, with
preference given to state employees. There is no tuition fee for accepted
state program employees, though attendees are responsible for their own
travel and per diem expenses. CDC awards participants 1.8 Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) or 18 professional development hours for completing
the course. See a sample
Fluoridation Reporting System(WFRS) is an optional half-day
course (0.3 CEUs) for those responsible for maintaining state program
records. This course immediately precedes the Water Fluoridation: Principles
and Practices course.
Future training dates:
CDC will offer Water Fluoridation: Principles and Practices on September
24-26, 2013, along with an optional half-day course on the Water
Fluoridation Reporting System on September 23, 2013, at the Doubletree
Hotel and the Julian R. Fleming Training Center in Murfreesboro,
Tennessee. Murfreesboro is located in the southern sector of
metropolitan Nashville. Course attendance is limited to 25.
CCDC will offer Water Fluoridation: Principles and Practices from February
26-28, 2013, with an optional half-day course on February 25 on the Water
Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS). Training will be held at the Capitol
Plaza Holiday Inn and at the City of Sacramento Fairbairn Water Treatment
Facility. Course attendance is limited to 21.
6-hour Water Fluoridation Training Course offers assistance
to states in providing water treatment facility operator training. The
template can be customized by individual state programs. CDC does not offer
CEU credits for this course, but state program sponsors often do provide
credit. Contact your state dental director, drinking water administrator, or
trainers of water treatment facility operators to learn when this training
will be offered in your state.
CDC has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET),
8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102. CDC awards 0.3 CEUs to
participants who successfully complete the WFRS training and 2.0 CEUs for
completing Water Fluoridation: Principles and Practices training.