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The University of Florida Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations (UF/TREEO) is the University’s environmental training center providing non-credit continuing education courses and certificate programs to those working in environmental professions. Delivery methods for these courses and programs include on-siteonline courses, and hybrid models.

UF/TREEO is proud to be part of the Gator Nation.

Our mission is to enable our students to understand federal and state regulations, environmental processes and best management practices.

 

About Us

UF/TREEO was created to provide continuing education for water and wastewater operators so they could operate their plants in compliance with federal and state regulations. The land UF/TREEO sits on is located across from the Kanapaha Water Reclamation Facility and was donated to the University of Florida by the City of Gainesville. UF has a long history of training water and wastewater operators beginning in the 1940’s with Dr. A. P. Black. One of the engineering buildings on campus bears his name.

UF/TREEO expanded its course offerings as new environmental legislation was passed in the 1980s and 1990s to include Asbestos Abatement, Solid Waste, HAZWOPER, and RCRA training. Several years ago UF/TREEO began providing assistance to utilities wishing to improve operations and costs by implementing an Environmental Management System.

Since 2005 UF/TREEO has been the administrator for Florida Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (FLAWARN) that provides assistance to utilities during hurricanes and other emergencies.

On-site Custom Training

UF/TREEO can bring courses to your facility, industry or agency. Existing programs may be customized to meet your specific needs or a new program can be developed for your organization in a variety of subject areas. Our customized programs offer flexibility in scheduling based on your requirements and can be offered in a location of your choice.

If you only have a few people to be trained, we can partner with you by using your training room and letting other students attend.

On-site Training Inquiry Form

Environmental Organizations

UF/TREEO staff are proud members of the following environmental organizations:

Featured Instructor

 Terry Watkins, TREEO Backflow Prevention Tester instructor since 1988, with one of his first students, Sam Menezes. Sam works for the Pensacola Christian College and has been trying to retire for several years but they won't let him .  He is now 78 and says he will be back for one more re-certification before he hangs up his test kit.

Terry worked for Destin Water Users for 35 years and holds a B Wastewater and C Water license. He is active in Destin United Methodist Church, a Florida certified EMT, certified deputy auxiliary sheriff and past president of Destin Chamber of Commerce.

Visit us at the following Conferences:

METRA E2 Day September 30, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Cross Connection Control Conference (MAC-4) October 9, 2014, Baltimore MD

Florida Section American Water Works Association November 30 - December 4, 2014

Conferences

TREEO Calendar

Click on the calendar to view available courses by date, then by course location.
Online courses show up first since they are ongoing.
You can view the course outline, agenda location and links for more location.

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Train the Trainer

This course is prepared for business and industry personnel responsible for developing, delivering, evaluating and managing environmental training. Practical application exercises are used in conjunction with course materials to teach students how to design and deliver an effective environmental training program. Next offering: Spring 2015,   More information.

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