Years of experience and instruction form the backbone of training programs.


NASSCO’s mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure is accomplished, in part, by the training offered through the Pipeline Assessment Certification and Inspector Training Certification programs.

What students see in a PACP or ITCP class, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Behind the instruction lies volumes of data, years of experience and tireless hours spent by industry professionals who volunteer their time to ensure the accuracy, relevancy and usability in the information conveyed. Ensuring the content remains up to date requires ongoing evaluation, modification, and, in some cases, re-engineering how training is delivered.

The following are all examples of NASSCO’s recent behind-the-scenes efforts to make training programs as valuable as possible.

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Online PACP Recertification. The development of our online certification course has been a long, yet thorough process. Using updated PACP training materials (including the changes from PACP Version 6 to 7) as a guide, an investment in technology was made to make recertification more easily accessible. The development of scripts, voiceover recordings, and the creation of online activities to help users retain key PACP components were just a few steps of the process to make PACP recertification available anytime, anywhere.

Online MACP and LACP Recertification. Following the success of the release of Online PACP Recertification, NASSCO is also creating online recertification programs for the Manhole Assessment and Lateral Assessment programs. We are currently writing the scripts and will incorporate the same voiceover and knowledge-retention activities as the online PACP recertification version. While there is a fee for PACP recertification (which is a prerequisite for MACP and LACP), MACP and LACP online recertification will be provided free of charge to anyone currently certified in PACP, and was previously certified in MACP and LACP.

PACP Version 7 in Spanish. Spearheaded by NASSCO’s International Relations Committee, NASSCO members are working hard to translate PACP Version 7 to Spanish. While the translation will be used for training in South America, Spanish manuals will also be made available in North America as a reference for Spanish-speaking underground infrastructure professionals.

Related: NASSCO Corner: Taking the Challenge

ITCP Updates for Cured-In-Place Pipes. In our quest to continually improve the content delivered to students, NASSCO is updating ITCP-CIPP course information. The update will address CIPP technologies and materials that have been added to the industry since the program was last updated, as well as revised inspection procedures and techniques.

Currently in the early stages of development, NASSCO will also be producing an online recertification program for ITCP, with a special focus on new technologies and inspection techniques recently added to the program, which include 10 major quality checks for CIPP installation.

ITCP Affiliated Classes. NASSCO has worked closely with the Chesapeake Water Environment Association to conduct ITCP classes as a cooperative effort between WEF member associations and NASSCO. We anticipate these joint classes will be conducted with similar associations in Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee/Kentucky.

Related: NASSCO Corner: PACP Preview

ITCP Technologies. With ITCP classes for CIPP and Manhole Rehabilitation well established, the Infiltration Control Grouting Association (ICGA), a Division of NASSCO, continues to develop the curriculum for an ITCP course focused on Chemical Grouting.

NASSCO Trenchless Manual of Practice. NASSCO has been working with volunteers from across the industry to develop an updated manual that will provide a baseline reference for a wide range of trenchless technologies for municipal managers and engineers, contractors and consultants. The manual provides basic information from asset management, to assessment, to design and rehabilitation.

These initiatives, and many more, have taken an enormous amount of volunteer effort, and the expertise of our volunteers will continue to help shape our industry and prepare for the future of trenchless technologies. When it comes to our commitment to ensuring the continued acceptance and use of trenchless technologies, we will continue to improve and advance training opportunities to make sure underground infrastructure assessments and repairs are done right.

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