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Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training (‘RaceJT’)

Certifications Offered

RACEJT 2024 Tentative List of Certifications & Classes

RACEJT is a comprehensive education offering 15+ certifications and classes, and experience in a variety of leadership, teamwork, computer software, and job readiness skills. Through a partnership with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, many of those certifications are taught in conjunction with University of Alaska, Fairbanks accredited coursework. Students are enrolled in the University 2024 Spring Semester and attend UAF classes taught at the RACEJT Training Hotel and limited to RACEJT students. With the UAF classes, graduates essentially complete a semester’s worth of classes in six weeks, earning a UAF Occupational Endorsement as a Rural Waste Management and Spill Response Technician.

Certifications Earned through the RACEJT Program:

  • HAZWOPER 40 hr [29 CFR 1910.120]
  • OSHA Forklift Operation Standard [29 CFR 1910.178(l)]
  • CPR/First AID [American Heart Assoc.]
  • OSHA Confined Space Entry [29 CFR 1910.146]
  • National Incident Management System 100 and 200
  • Boating Safety [US Boat Foundation]
  • DOT HAZmat Regulations [49 CFR 171-177]
  • OSHA 10 Hr Construction Safety [29 CFR 1926]
  • Lead Awareness
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Mold Inspection (National Association of Mold Professionals)
  • Wildfire Building Protection (NFPA)
  • State of Alaska Qualified Water & Soil Sampler Training
  • Rural Alaska Landfill Operator Training (SWANA)
  • Rural Waste Backhaul Training (Backhaul Alaska)

UAF Accredited Classes Taught in the RACEJT Program:

  • Rural Refrigerant Removal [UAF ENVI 190]
  • Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response [FIRE F110]
  • Rural Alaska Landfill Operation [UAF ENVI 116]
  • Rural Solid and Hazardous Waste Management [UAF ENVI 115]. 
  • Advanced Job Readiness [UAF ABUS 183]
  • Introduction to Water Quality [UAF ENVI 110]
  • Community Spill Response [UAF ENVI 117]
  • NEPA, Introduction to National Environmental Protection Act [UAF ENVI F130]