Capacity building

Trainings & Events

Special notice about COVID-19

RCAC is continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation, Center for Disease Control (CDC) updates and local public health department recommendations. Based on the latest information and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our staff and the communities we serve, we have made the decision to postpone in person workshops. Please check our website and your email for updates.

Thank you for your patience.

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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

California SRF training

Link to the trainings calendar

Click here for Jan. – June 2021 schedule

There is no fee to attend SRFCA 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.

TMF Tune-Up

The TMF Tune-Up is a FREE, online technical, managerial and financial tool to help you assess your water system’s strengths and weaknesses. It provides an Individualized Development Plan that includes relative scores in each of the TMF categories, a variety of pertinent components and a list of resources tailored to each water system’s needs. Survey responses will be used for statistical purposes only and will NOT be provided to your regulator. To access the TMF Tune-Up click here.


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.