Registration and Schedule
We have received many calls from companies asking about our Spring Smoke School certification courses. We were doing everything we could do to keep the certification courses going as they are a State and Federal requirement. We just received word that ADEC is working to honor fall 2019 certifications through July 1, 2019. [See SPECIAL NOTICE FROM ADEC: https://dec.alaska.gov/air/air-compliance/covid-19-caused-non-compliance-concerns/].
The ADEC temporary re-certification waiver (linked above) applies only to those opacity readers who were certified in the fall of 2019, and not to those either needing to obtain a new certification or re-certification from an earlier period. We will continue to work with ADEC to find a remedy for those in need of a new or updated certification. We will potentially attempt to host smaller course offerings in Anchorage as soon as we are able.
In the meantime, we have moved ALL the April certifications to June – mirroring our current schedule. We are keeping our Deadhorse courses scheduled in May dates.
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.
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.
Trouble accessing the online registration?
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.
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.