• Coordinates statewide training, certification and recertification activities for water and sewer plant operators.
  • Provides training for hazardous materials handling.
  • Provides teacher training on environmental education.


The West Virginia Environmental Training Center was established in 1983 under the administration of the West Virginia Department of Education. Federal grant funds were obtained from the USEPA to construct and equip the facility for the purpose of providing training to wastewater and water plant operators. Continued operation is overseen by the Department of Education through Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) 5.


The West Virginia Environmental Training Center provides training and technical assistance to wastewater and water professionals statewide. Operators, managers, inspectors, and technicians attend both certification courses and continuing education workshops offered throughout the year.


The West Virginia Environmental Training Center is located in the Cedar Lakes Conference Center just outside of Ripley, WV on Cedar Lakes Rd. (Rt. 25) and easily accessible from I-77. Click here for more details.

Contact Information

West Virginia Environmental Training Center
82 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV 25271

P: 304-372-7878  Ext 415
F: 304-372-7875
E: melisa.powers@k12.wv.us