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Ohio Trainings

Ohio RCAP offers multiple training opportunities that include in-person classroom trainings and field days, webinar series, online self-paced trainings, and on-site trainings. Register for one of our trainings listed below or view our RCAP 2018-19 Training & Services Catalog here.

In-person Class Trainings

CMOM: Asset Management for Sewers — Lima — March 5, 2019; Nelsonville — March 19, 2019

As collection systems age, they corrode, erodes, clog, collapse and deteriorate, causing unacceptable levels of storm water inflow and infiltration (I&I). CMOM provides a management framework to evaluate the condition and performance, apply best management & maintenance practices, and plan for capital upgrades. 5.0 O&M OEPA Operator contact hours.

Register here for the March 5 Lima training.

Register here for the March 19 Nelsonville training.


Do You Know What You're Selling? Understanding Private Wells or Septic Systems — Tiffin — March 19, 2019

Learn about Private Well Pitfalls often seen at the time of sale and how RCAP can assist with educating both seller and buyer about Private Well and Source Water Protection issues. Local Health Dept officials share information on HSTS Grants, Operation & Maintenance programs and other info available to those with home sewage treatment systems.

Register here


Improve & Exercise Your Contingency Plan — Bucyrus — April 2, 2019

Updated contingency plans are important, and now also required for your AM program. Bring your contingency plan and check to make sure it meets the latest requirements. Then we’ll complete two of your required table top exercises. 4 Operator contact hours expected.
Register here.


Operational Implementation of an Asset Management Plan — Del-Co Water, Delaware —April 17, 2019

How to implement a new AM program with BMP’s, written SOP’s, regular condition assessments. Learn how that information can prioritize your maintenance. Discuss ways to track and record all of it. We’ll break up the day with an outdoor demonstration or two. 4 Operator contact hours expected.
Register here.


RCAP Field Day — Logan — April 25, 2019; Columbiana — June 13, 2019

Join us for a great day of hands-on training and field demonstrations! All operational and administrative staff, and decision-makers are invited. Registration is only $20! Includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. 4 Operator contact hours. 

Register here for the April 25 Logan RCAP Field Day.

Register here for the June 13 Columbiana Field Day.

Webinar Series for Local Officials

These instructor-led webinars are offered in three-part or four-part series, enabling busy local officials training opportunities that fit their schedules.

Download a brochure about the RCAP Webinar Series for local officials to share with management and decision-makers in your organization!


Controlling Capital Projects 
March 7, 14, and 21, 2019 — 6:45-8 p.m. each day.
Register here.


Controlling Capital Projects
March 8, 15 and 22, 2019 — 10:30-11:45 a.m. each day.
Register here.


RCAP 301: Asset Management, Budgeting & Rate Setting for Local Officials
Feb 26, 27 and 28, 2019 — 10-11:15 a.m. each day. 
Register here.


Financial Implementation of an Asset Management Plan
April 30, and May 7 and May 14, 2019 — 10-11 a.m. each day.
Register here.

Online Self-paced Trainings

Ohio RCAP is please to make available online training for the comfort of your home or office through the Ohio EPA 360 Water Site. Courses are self-paced; you can stop at any time and resume when you are ready. Topics include asset management, financial management and utility management. Courses are approved for Ohio EPA operator contact hours. First-time site users will be asked to register with the site. 

For questions, call GLCAP/Ohio RCAP's program assistant at 1-800-775-9767, or Rural Development Specialist Tom Fishbaugh at 419-332-2032.

Click here to access the Ohio EPA 360 Water site.

On-site Trainings

Ohio RCAP also offers on-site trainings available by demand. We provide trainings to boards, councils and other organizations. Contact any Ohio RCAP representative for scheduling information. Some of our trainings include:


Project Development

Are you facing your first big water or sewer project? Don't know anything about the subject? Ohio RCAP in cooperation with The Ohio Water Development Authority has development a training course consisting of three components for local decision makers who have never experienced a capital improvement project in their community, or are looking for help in planning a project. It covers planning, engineering selection, funding, design, and construction, and what to expect in each segment along the way.


Rate Setting

Are you facing a utility rate increase? Not sure which way to turn? Ohio RCAP in cooperation with The Ohio Water Development Authority has developed a training course for decision makers on setting utility rates, consisting of two components: rate analysis and rate structure.

Rate analysis covers topics such as characteristics of a good rate structure; overview of the rate analysis; asset management, safeguarding utility funds; and user classifications and groups.

Rate structure covers topics like types of structure; proportional to use; rate setting tools; lifestyles and economic development; and billing and usage analysis.

This is an excellent course for decision makers to understand what goes into making a good sound and defensible rate structure.