Orenco Systems, Inc. provides a variety of training courses, both
through our Training Department at corporate headquarters in Sutherlin,
Oregon, and through our Distributors. Trainings cover topics of interest
to contractors, designers, service providers, and regulators.
Many of our courses qualify for CEUs and other state-specific continuing ed requirements. See our Training FAQ below for more information, and for questions about how to register.
can custom-design classes for the needs of your company or group.
Call Orenco's Training Analyst, Angela Bounds, at (800) 536-4197,
with your request.
Frequently Asked Questions about Training
Do you ever offer trainings in my area?
addition to the trainings we conduct at our facility here in Oregon, we
work closely with our Distributors and AdvanTex Dealers to offer
trainings in their areas. If you are interested in a particular
training, talk with your Distributor or Dealer. You can find the
closest one in our Where to Buy area.
When do you usually have your trainings?
Although we do
offer trainings throughout the year, most of our trainings are held in
the months of November through April -- the industry's off-season.
Why do you charge for your training when other manufacturers give theirs away?
with most things, if it is genuinely worthwhile, there is a cost
associated with it. We believe that the information in our trainings
has value. We try to keep our fees low because we feel that cost should
not be a barrier to knowledge. We make every effort to keep the "sales
pitch" out of our trainings and impart real, practical knowledge that
can be useful to you in your work.
What is a CEU?
A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is related
to structured, relevant professional training above and beyond that of
initial certification or employment in a particular field. One CEU is
the equivalent of 10 clock hours of training or formal instruction.
This includes, workshops, seminars and the like. CEUs are usually
required for the renewal of professional certificates or certification.
What is a PDH?
A Professional Development Hour (PDH) is
generally defined as one clock hour that is spent engaged in an
activity that contributes to the advancement or enhancement of
professional skills or scientific knowledge. These activities usually
include technical, managerial, or ethical topics and the like, and they
are often required for professionals such as engineers and designers.
What is a Contact Hour?
A Contact Hour is defined as one
clock hour spent engaged in an activity that can contribute to the
professional skills of the participant. They are often used to track
time spent participating in less formal educational activities such as
touring facilities or wandering exhibit halls.
Who issues the CEUs?
Oregon residents who take specific
courses for DEQ certification can obtain CEU credits through the Oregon
Environmental Services Advisory Council (OESAC).
Residents of other states or participants in our general courses can
obtain CEUs through Umpqua Community College (UCC). UCC is accredited
through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
How do I register for training?
Unless otherwise specified on your invitation, register here. If you have any questions about registration, call Michelle Reber at (800) 718-4023.
At your registration site, why can I register only one person at a time?
is a technical limitation of our current registration system. We
apologize for the inconvenience and hope to make improvements to the
What payment methods can I use?
Currently, we can accept
both Visa® and MasterCard®. If you have a question about this or need
to make other arrangements, please contact the Training Coordinator at
I work in Oregon. How do I get certified by Oregon DEQ?
To learn about this, visit the DEQ's Web site.
Please call Orenco Systems, Inc®, for information on upcoming trainings.
If you have any questions or would like to request training in your area, please e-mail us,
or call Michelle Reber at (800) 718-4023.