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arbcombo -- REMINDER - Required Training for all ARB Verifiers Posted: 05 Jan 2012 08:53:11
ARB will be conducting verifier accreditation training in March 2012 for currently accredited verifiers. The training is required if you intend to maintain your ARB-accreditation as a greenhouse gas verifier in 2012 and after. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding training, or if you need more time to submit the application. Here is the information we sent you last month: Course overview Two identical training sessions are offered. Each training session contains one required training session, and three optional sector training courses. Course 1 is the general verification training focusing on the changes to reporting and verification in the revised Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule. This includes updates to electricity generation, cogeneration and stationary fuel combustion. Course 1 is required for all verifiers that want to maintain their accreditation. Courses 2, 3, and 4 are optional. The training will be in a webinar format, so you will be able to attend via your computer. Course registration is free. Exams are free and are offered in Sacramento and Los Angeles the week after the training session and must be attended in person. Please let us know which session(s) you are able to attend. First Session Course 1A (Required) - Verifier Re-Accreditation Training on March 5 via webinar Course 1A exam on March 14 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Course 2A (Optional) - Transactions Specialist Training on March 6 via webinar Course 2A exam on March 14 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Course 3A (Optional) - Oil and Gas Systems Training on March 7 via webinar Course 3A exam on March 15 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Course 4A (Optional) - Process Emissions Specialist Training on March 8 via webinar Course 4A exam on March 15 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Second Session Course 1B (Required) - Verifier Re-Accreditation Training on March 12 via webinar Course 1B exam on March 22 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Course 2B (Optional) - Transactions Specialist Training on March 13 via webinar Course 2B exam on March 22 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Course 3B (Optional) - Oil and Gas Systems Training on March 14 via webinar Course 3B exam on March 23 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Course 4B (Optional) - Process Emissions Specialist Training on March 15 via webinar Course 4B exam on March 23 (Sacramento or Los Angeles) Verifiers are encouraged to attend all 3 optional sector specific courses. However, ARB will only accredit verifiers that have at least two years of professional experience related to the sector in which they are seeking accreditation (95132(b)(5)). Application Form To apply for either Session, please fill out the training application and return it, plus any related documentation of professional experience, to email@example.com by January 10, 2012. The application form is here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/reporting/ghg-ver/training.htm. After your application has been prescreened, you will be sent additional information regarding the training. We encourage you to study the revised Mandatory Reporting Regulation prior to the training. The regulation is located here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2010/ghg2010/mrrfro.pdf. A clean copy of the regulation will be provided soon. ARB will also be providing accreditation training for non-accredited (new) verifiers in Spring 2012, and we expect to announce the dates soon. Training for verifying offset projects will also be held separately in Spring 2012. Reasonable Accommodation If you require a special accommodation during training or examinations, or need documents in an alternate format or language, please contact Joelle Hulbert at 916.322.6349 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: ghg-dis-verifiers, ghgverifiers.