Capacity building

Trainings & Events

COVID-19 health and safety guidelines

At this time, at INDOOR EVENTS masks are optional for our attendees, although our staff trainers will continue to wear them for your safety. We also ask participants to use precautions such as stay home if you feel sick, wash and sanitize hands often, dispose of all trash in appropriate bins, consider sanitizing your personal belongings.

RCAC is continually monitoring COVID-19, Center for Disease Control updates and local public health department for recommendations.

For more resources to prevent the spread of COVID-19 go to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website HERE.

RCAC’s experienced instructors provide a broad range of trainings across our region to Tribal, small municipal and nonprofit water and wastewater systems personnel to achieve compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to self-help grantee organizations, housing and housing counseling agencies. Additionally, we provide community development opportunities through training, such as leadership and entrepreneurial development, housing development, 502 loan packaging and housing counseling.

Most of RCAC’s trainings are funded under Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) contracts in California, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico and Washington. Additionally, RCAC provides training to small, rural utilities under grants and contracts with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Indian Health Services (IHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other public and private funding sources.

Registration system

“Trainings and Events” have separate pages to make it easy for you to find classroom and online trainings or events, such as the popular CalTAP or Funding Fairs. A calendar view lists trainings in chronological order or lets you search for trainings by month or category. Please note that we also list some non-RCAC trainings and events.

To access the system, click on one of the following three links:

To use the registration system, you will need to create a user profile. If you have not already created a profile, click here for instructions. The registration system requires a valid email address. If you do not have a valid email address, please call to register or fax your registration form.

Housing counseling training

In 2016, RCAC became a HUD training partner. Classes are available to those employed by a HUD-approved counseling agency. For more information, registration, fees and scholarship information visit our Housing counseling training page.

For classes open for registration, click here: Housing counseling training list

Free California drinking water workshops

Click here to view the Training Calendar

Click here to view past workshop recordings

There is no fee to attend free California drinking water workshops. Priority attendance is given to those from smaller water systems. When space permits, on-site registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to those who have registered in advance and to those from smaller water systems.


Attention California Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS): The California Department of Public Health designated RCAC as a continuing education accreditation agency for REHS. Contact hours earned through attendance at RCAC drinking water, wastewater and solid waste trainings count toward REHS continuing education requirements.

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute trainings strengthen local leadership and grows new leaders capable of catalyzing rural community development initiatives. Click here for a list of Leader Institute trainings. The Leadership Program connects local leaders to each other, and to regional resources, forming strong relationships that support community interests. Click here for more information on the Leadership Program.


RCAC uses GoToTraining for its online trainings. If you are taking one of RCAC’s online trainings, and need help or have questions, check out the GoToTraining help page.