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Water Monitoring Assocation is a division of the STA


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The term training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at technical colleges and polytechnics. In addition to the basic training required for a trade, occupation or profession, observers of the labor-market recognize today the need to continue training beyond initial qualifications: to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life.

The STA is committed to encourage the personal and professional development of practicing source testers and students and provide training courses on various aspects of emission monitoring.

The training arm has grown over the years following requests from its members to provide independent and impartial training courses. The first course, working at heights, started in 1997 after the unfortunate fatality of a stack tester. This course, which is based on the STA Risk Assessment Guide: Industrial-emission monitoring, has been updated at regular intervals to take into account the new health and safety legislation. Upwards of 2000 delegates have been on the course since its inception.

Current courses include;

Risk Assessment - Industrial Emission Monitoring

Regulatory Monitoring Requirements for Process Operators

On Site Auditing

BS EN14181 quality assurance of an AMS

Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD)

MCERTS Personnel competency

These one day revision courses cover;

  TE1 particulate monitoring

  TE2 trace element sampling

  TE3 gaseous monitoring by manual methods

  TE4 gaseous monitoring by instrumental methods

Full training courses available for;

  Foundation Course- Introduction to MCERTS level 1

  Level 2 Team Leader (3 day)

for sample questions relating to the examinations please click here


click here for an application form.


Last modified: May 23, 2019

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