If you work for a Lake Service Provider, you are required by law to pass a training course related to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) before you work in waters of the state. This training course is online and will take one to one and half hours to complete. There are test questions throughout the training and you must answer the test questions correctly in order to advance (but you may attempt the question an unlimited number of times). The online training course is free.
Upon completion of the online training a certificate will be generated with your name on it. You will need to print the certificate and keep in your possession at all times when working in waters of the state. The certificate itself is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches tall (the size of a business card). After you print the page out, you should cut the certificate out so it will be a convenient size to carry with you. You may keep it in your wallet, place it in a plastic cover available for luggage tags and attach it to your work gear, buy a lamination sticker from an office supply store, have it laminated at a copying shop, or another process that makes it easy for you to keep it protected and in your possession when working. You may print out as many copies as you'd like.
Your training certificate is good for three calendar years. If you take the training in 2012, then your certificate is good for 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2015, you would need to take the training again and obtain a new certificate.
Your training certificate travels with you between employers. Even if you work for multiple lake service providers, you still only need to do this training once every three years.
Before you start the training, please review the tips below.
Important: Pop-ups must be enabled on your internet browser. Pop-up blockers will prevent you from obtaining your certificate. Make sure you do not have a pop-up blocker on.
You will first need to register for an account. Once you are logged in, you will be presented with several options to choose from. Choose the link for "Lake Service Provider Employee Training".
Each employee at the business will need to register and create their own account. The name of the account holder will be the name that is printed on the certificate upon completion of the training.
Once you have reviewed all the information above, you may proceed to online training.
Once you have received your certificate, this account will keep an electronic copy (in pdf format) of your certificate. In the future, if you log back in to your account, you can view a pdf of your certificate and print additional copies.