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PFAS: Background, Issues, and Treatment Technologies


Course Code: EN0524CA21

PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) Course

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NEW DATE: September 23, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm (Check in time: 8:00am)

*This course is sold out, but we are taking a waitlist. Please click the Join Waitlist Online button or contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2.


PFAS - four letters that seem to be in the news everywhere you turn. What are they and why is everyone talking about them? This one-day course has been designed to give you a strong introduction to the topic.

PFAS is an acronym for members of a broad group of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS as a group contains categories and classes of durable chemicals and materials with properties that include oil, water, temperature, chemical, and fire resistance, as well as electrical insulating properties. Since approximately the 1940's, these characteristics have led to widespread applications in industry. From clothing to cookware and from packaging to firefighting foams, they have literally been used everywhere.

Now, due to the persistent nature of these substances in the environment – and potential impacts to humans – energetic examinations of occurrences in air, water, soils, and sediment are underway, accompanied by development of possible treatment and cleanup technologies. Let us be the ones to give you the information you need to start off on the right foot as we face this new environmental challenge. Industry experts and scientists will present the facts you need for a strong footing as you plan how to best proceed!

Course Coordinator:

Chris Venezia, LSRP, is a senior operations manager with Mott MacDonald and has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry ranging from site investigation through remediation, and regulatory compliance and negotiation. He will be joined by a group of industry experts to give you up-to-date information on PFAS.

Credits & Continuing Education Units

In addition to 0.65 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental training course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 6.5 TCHs (Approval #01-012002-30)

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). CEs for PFAS: Background, Issues, and Treatment Technologies are still pending.

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): Pending

NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 5.5 Technical and 0.5 Regulatory

PA Water and Wastewater Operators: 2 Recert Hours

Registration Fee


Multi-Person Registration Fee


Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!

NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only!)


Cancellation Fee $75.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch 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.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
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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.


*This course is sold out, but we are taking a waitlist. Please click the Join Waitlist Online button or contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204