AIS Volunteer Refresher Training

Welcome to the DNR online AIS volunteer refresher training. All volunteers are welcomed to take this AIS volunteer refresher training for the 2021 season. We will resume our in-person volunteer training classes when it is safe to do so.


Please watch the six part video series to refresh yourself about aquatic invasive species, watercraft inspection, and the DNR's volunteer program. If you would like a DVD copy of this training, please contact Adam Doll.

Required Safety Videos and Information

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: Those who volunteer with people outside of their immediate household must complete the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Training for Volunteers and follow the Volunteer Tennessen Notice and Health Screening Questions.

Please work with your DNR volunteer supervisor to determine what other listed safety trainings you may need based on your volunteer activities. And thank you for your commitment to natural resource conservation!

Please visit our Volunteer Safety Resources Page and read the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Training for Volunteers,  Volunteer Tennessen Notice and Health Screening Questions, and the Covid-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Training for Volunteers.


Once you have completed the training and safety videos, contact your regional watercraft inspection supervisor and request the following forms.

DNR Volunteers

  • DNR background check (required annually)
  • DNR volunteer agreement

DNR Ambassadors

  • DNR background check (required annually)
  • DNR grant agreement

Email or mail the completed forms to your regional watercraft inspection supervisor. You will be able to start volunteering once we receive confirmation that you have passed your background check.

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