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CDC-Sponsored Water Fluoridation Training

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 1.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 17 professional development hours for completing the course.

Using the Water 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:

No in-person training is scheduled for the remainder of 2017.