Spring 2021 (posted 1/12/21*)
Registration and Schedule
*schedule subject to changes, return here for updates
COVID-19 special precautions
We thank you for your patience in the posting of our Spring schedule. We are doing everything we can to get back on track and keep the certification courses on schedule as they are a State and Federal requirement.
We are happy to announce that with our company precautions, we had ZERO cases traced back to our training sessions in the 2020 spring, summer, and fall courses. We will keep up the stringent security measures for the 2021 courses. PROPER MASKS, APPROPRIATELY WORN, WILL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL COURSE SESSIONS REGARDLESS OF COURSE LOCATION AND SIZE.
We are offering a second session at our Anchorage and Fairbanks course locations to keep course sizes below 40 – however, if state or city guidelines note that we need to limit course sizes to 20 participants or fewer, we will have to split the courses further and we will offer more courses on the same date so that everyone can get certified on the same date. We will continue to not recommend carpooling and to be courteous of parking lot sizes. We will also ask that you arrive on-time and to be sure you’ve passed your course before leaving the testing location.
We are also working with companies to schedule private Extra Sessions either on site or in Anchorage so individual companies can schedule a course for their own employees privately - you can find information on the Extra Field Exams page or contact our offices for more information.
We are also working with companies to schedule private Extra Sessions and you can find information on the Extra Field Exams page or contact our offices for more information.
How It Works
1. First-time students must take the $125 online class prior to a field exam. You can register a first-time participant for the online class when you register a participant in one of the field exams.
2. The online class only has to be taken once.
3. Field Exams are held in the Spring and Fall in the following locations: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Valdez, and Kenai, and Prudhoe Bay/Deahorse.
4. There is no night certification in the Spring for the State of Alaska. In the Fall, night certification exams are held only at the Deadhorse, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Valdez locations.
5. The field certificate is valid for six months.
Valdez Convention Center Field Exam
Kenai BEACON Field Exam
Valdez Alyeska Pipeline Terminal Field Exam
Please have all participants read the "Arrive Prepared" section on this website.
Trouble accessing the online registration?
Requests for copies of certificates are free for the first year. Certificates over one year old will cost $25 each.
Registration will be confirmed by invoice and you can print the invoice directly from the registration portal at the time of registration. We now take payments online directly through the portal as well. There is a 5% discount for early payments. A final invoice will be sent after the last field test if the balance has not yet been paid. Terms are net 30. Certificates are emailed pending full payment. Please login to the registration portal to make payments.
Participant Cancellation Policy
We offer a 100% refund with 2-week notice. If there is equipment failure or a field exam cancellation AER will reimburse participants unable to attend any re-scheduled or alternate field exam.
Participants may “Walk-on” during the field test of their choice and register there by signing the participation roster we have available on site. There is plenty of space for everyone at all sites. If people who have not been registered before are going to show up, they should first take the online class prior to arriving to the field exam.
Having trouble in the registration portal, or with the online class, please email Shawna Popovici at the email listed on the About Us page.