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In-Person Basic Service Technician Training Series & Certification Exam (Times and Presenters Listed Below)
The Basic Service Technician Training Series is designed to address the basic competencies required for success in the role of a portable sanitation professional and serves as preparation for those seeking certification through the PSAI. When taken together and followed by successful completion of the exam, these three courses will satisfy the licensing requirements in the states of Illinois and Georgia. They are also accepted for continuing education credit in many other states. The series includes the following courses:
Transportation and Logistics in Portable Sanitation (1.5 hours)—January 31, 8–9:30 a.m.; presenter Jamie Gunderson
Servicing and Maintaining Portable Sanitation Equipment (2.0 hours)—January 31, 9:45–11:45 a.m.; presenter Brandon Devine
- Health, Safety, and Professional Excellence in Portable Sanitation (2.5 hours)—January 31, 1–3:30 p.m.; presenter John Saenz
Completing the BSTT series prepares you to take the PSAI Certification Exam, which will be offered on January 31, 4–5 p.m. All U.S. states that currently require certification accept PSAI Certification. To be fully professionally certified, examinees must also have 2,000 hours of in-the-field experience. Examinees without those hours will still receive a Certificate of Completion, which they may upgrade to professional certification if they complete the required hours within one year of passing the exam.
You do not have to take the BSTT series to take the PSAI Certification Exam. Likewise, you do not have to take the PSAI Certification Exam upon completing the BSTT series. You may select either or both upon registering. You may also take the BSTT series as a bundle, or select just one or two courses.
Portable Sanitation and Special Events: Tuesday, January 31 (10-11:30 a.m.)
This 90-minute course is relevant to everyone working at a portable sanitation company. Service technicians, sales staff, dispatchers, and office assistants will all benefit from this session. You will learn:
- How to communicate with customers throughout the bidding process, during the event, and at the post-event meeting.
- Key considerations in determining the optimal number and types of portable units required.
- Ideal and acceptable placement configuration options at various special events.
- Specific behaviors you should employ and those you should avoid when placing, servicing, and picking up special events units.
- The most likely areas where problems may develop; understand the steps to take, both proactively and reactively, to minimize the impact on a successful event.
Speaker: Josh Perez
Portable Sanitation – Preparing for Weather Extremes: Tuesday, January 31 (1–2:30 p.m.)
This course focuses on preparing you to deal effectively with the extreme conditions nature can throw at your business. You will learn:
- Key considerations and optimal tactics for placing and servicing units subject to cold temperatures (32F/0C or below);
- Considerations and best practices in placing and servicing units subject to hot temperatures (85F/29C or above);
- How to identify acceptable tactics for securing units in windy conditions;
- Planning, risk management, and responses for disasters in your service area.
Speaker: Joe Payne
Portable Sanitation and Worksites: Tuesday, January 31 (8–9:30 a.m.)
This 90-minute course is designed to assist portable sanitation operators and their teams in growing their skills and confidence in serving work site customers. You will learn:
- How to differentiate needs and best practices for different types of work sites;
- What you need to know regarding special types of work sites such as federal installations, schools, and big box stores;
- Key considerations in determining the optimal number and types of portable units required for work sites;
- How to identify both ideal and acceptable placement configuration options at various work sites;
- Specific behaviors you should employ and those they should avoid when placing, servicing, and picking up at work sites.
Speaker: Joe Payne