Two New Free Online Courses Available 1) Tribal Strategic Planning/Developing ETEPs & 2) Community Outreach

Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) are pleased to offer unique, tribally focused, professional development training to new and seasoned professionals through interactive online courses. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate equivalent to the continuing education units (CEUs) identified for each course. Visit to view available courses. Newly available online courses include:

>> Tribal Strategic Planning: Ensuring Successful Development of Your ETEP provides tribal environmental professionals with tools and resources to develop tribal-specific approaches to strategic planning with tribal leadership, elected officials, governmental agencies, and other organizations when developing your ETEP or other Tribal Strategic Plans. Registration for this online course is $300. This course carries 1.0 continuing education unit (CEU) and requires approximately ten hours of total learning time.

>> Partnerships and Community Outreach provides tribal environmental professionals with tribal-specific tools and resources to engage their community and other stakeholders in the development and implementation of their tribal work plans. Registration for this online course is $150. This course carries 0.5 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately five hours of total learning time.

Why is ITEP charging for these online courses and others are free? ITEP offers both free and for-fee courses, which are determined by current funding sources. The online courses described above are for-fee and have paid instructors to ensure your individual questions are answered in a timely manner. Free courses, listed below, have been developed with federal grant funding and are facilitated by ITEP staff that work with volunteer subject matter experts to field questions. Courses currently available and free of charge include:

  • Introduction to Brownfields (0.4 CEUs)
  • Brownfields Tribal Response Program Fundamentals (0.5 CEUs)
  • Radon Fundamentals (0.7 CEUs)
  • Quality Assurance Fundamentals (1.2 CEUs)
  • Building Performance: Improving IAQ in Cold Climates (0.8 CEUs)
  • Emissions Inventory Fundamentals (5.0 CEUs)
  • Introduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administration (0.5 CEUs)
  • Residential Building Science Review (0.4 CEUs)

You can access ITEP’s online courses at your convenience by creating a free user account. Start now by visiting Create New Account! After setting up your own unique login and password, you can enroll in and access courses at anytime. Benefits of all online courses include: the flexibility of being self-paced, allowing you to return to work on current courses where you left off, connecting with other environmental tribal professionals through discussion forums, and accessing resources, videos, and certificates from previously completed courses. These online courses contain assignments, activities, quizzes, videos, tribal examples, discussion forms, and additional resources.