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Online University

Online, interactive safety training is available, free of charge, to all our members. The core curriculum includes courses in five areas: public safety; public works and utilities; parks and recreation; administrative and office; and management and elected officials.

To sign up, email us at


As an added bonus, several courses qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU)​ in solid waste and water/wastewater through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Kirkwood Community College.

To receive solid waste CEUs, send this document to

To receive the water and wastewater CEUs, after completion of your program you must complete and return the following pieces to Kirkwood within two weeks of the training:

  1. Course information form.
  2. Completed Attendance Sheet.
  3. Payment. The fee for processing CEUs is $10 per person/ per workshop title. For example, if you have an operator that is taking 3 different workshop titles the cost for processing would be $30.

Questions about the certification process may be directed to Kirkwood Community College at or (319) 398-5678.

Course of the Month

In addition to the core curriculum available throughout the year, each month a course is made available for only that month. The limited-time courses for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year are:

  • January 2019: Family Medical Leave Act
  • February 2019: Unlawful Harassment Prevention
  • March 2019: Unlawful Harassment Prevention Supervisor Supplement
  • April 2019: Ethics in the Workplace
  • May 2019: Discipline and Discharge
  • June 2019: Managing the Multi-generational Workforce​​​​​​​​​
  • July 2019: Developing Performance Goals and Standards
  • August 2019: Wage and Hours for Supervisors
  • September 2019: The Power of Respectful Language
  • October 2019: Sexual Harassment for Managers
  • November 2019: Dealing with Bad Behavior (BV79)
  • December 2019: Dealing with Aggressive Behavior (BV85)
  • January 2020: Diversity Benefits for All Employers (EM31)
  • February 2020: Coaching for Motivation (BV09)
  • March 2020: Lawful Hiring
  • April 2020: Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act
  • May 2020: Determining Your Problem-Solving Style (BV38)

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Phone: (800) 257-2708
Fax: (978) 367-2862
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