NACT 222: Principles of Ambient Air Monitoring VIRTUAL Training Course | September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM EST
Maximum Attendance: This is an online training series. The maximum attendance for this course is 45 students in order to allow for instructors to fully engage students and manage Q&A sessions, ultimately making each course more interactive. MARAMA will work with your state agency Training Coordinators to confirm and prioritize attendance as necessary. You will receive a confirmation notice from the new LMS system if you are ENROLLED in the course.
Agenda: NACT 222 Principles of Ambient Air Monitoring
Instructors: Bob Waterfall | Mohsen Nazemi
Registration Deadline Date: August 31, 2021
Registration Contact Information: Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt ( , or Sharon Ray (

Course Description: This course covers the basic design and theory of ambient air monitoring, quality assurance and control methods as they relate to monitoring instruments, site development criteria and data processing. This course will address PM2.5 and other particulate methods, ozone, oxides of nitrogen, carbon Monoxide, hydrocarbon, sulfur dioxide, meteorology systems, data recording systems, gas calibration systems, and zero air systems.

Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the general information associated with principles of ambient air monitoring. Attendees will be able to perform regulatory reviews involving the following elements of ambient air monitoring:

  • Regulations and Standards
  • Monitoring Networks
  • Station Siting
  • Instrumentation
  • Documentation
  • Data Handling
  • Quality Assurance
  • References and Resources