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Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection

New Half Day Course!

Course Code: EN0518CA16

Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection Course

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Date & Time

Last Held: April 18, 2016
8:30am-12:30pm (Check in time: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD.


When inexperience, inadequate training or avoidable mistakes contribute to poorly collected data that is not representative of actual site conditions, it can lead to serious flaws in the process of deciding how to respond to an environmental hazard. In order to make sound environmental decisions that will achieve the desired outcomes, project managers, supervisors and senior level consultants need to feel confident in the data they receive from junior technicians. Ensuring accurate data requires a strong understanding of quality assurance and control procedures, sample collection techniques, field notes in log books, completion of standard data sheets and laboratory chains of custodies.

If you have recently entered the field of environmental management or are looking to improve your skills in this area, consider attending this NEW half-day course that focuses on field sampling procedures, data collection, and preliminary report preparation. Increase your confidence in your own skills, so that you can feel confident in the data you provide to the senior members of your team! This course will be particularly helpful for you if your job responsibilities include soil, groundwater and surface water sampling. Situations that can pose a challenge to collecting data and how to effectively address those challenges will also be discussed.

Program Topics:

  • Quality Assurance Protection Plans (QAPPs)
  • Compliance with the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (Tech Rules, 7:26E et seq.)
  • Field observations, data recording and the importance of relaying critical information to key decision makers for site remediation (LSRPs)

Course Coordinator

Z. John Zingis, Jr., LSRP

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Credits & Continuing Education Units

The April 18, 2016 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.4 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental field sampling course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators: 4 TCHs (Course No. 01-021601-30)

NJ LSRP: Pending

NJ Certified Public Works Managers: 3.5 Technical

NJ Professional Engineers: 3.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 3.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Cook Student Center
59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection" or Course Code EN0518) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.