CT DEEP Training/Certificate Courses


CT DEEP Aquifer Protection Area Program Technical Training

Who should take this course: municipal aquifer protection agency members & staff, anyone interested in learning about Connecticut’s Aquifer Protection Area Program

Format: Online, at your own pace, 13 modules with text, videos, interactive activities, and practice quizzes

Estimated time to complete: 8 hours (Course must be completed within 60 days)

Cost: Free


CLEAR Land Use Academy


The Land Use Academy provides practical education for local land use decision makers in Connecticut. Our program focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to serve effectively on a local land use commission.The Academy is a partnership of UConn CLEAR, the CT Bar Association, and the CT Office of Policy and Management, and has been around (in various forms under various pseudonyms) for over 30 years.

New Farms and Farmers Training


New Farms and Farmers Training is geared towards farmers who have been farming for ten years or less. The Solid Ground program provides resources, e-learning tools, and in person training opportunities to farmers throughout the state. Funded by the USDA, it enables the program to partner with multiple agencies and organizations across the state to provide these resources, which help our farmers grow, and also creates a sense of community.

Adapt CT


Through ADAPT CT, several online video modules pertaining to climate change in Connecticut have been developed. The purpose of these short online video modules is to provide current information and resources on subjects related to climate resilience for both coastal and inland communities in Connecticut for local decision makers, municipal officials and other interested groups.

CLEAR Geospatial Training


The Geospatial Training Program offers training opportunities for Connecticut’s land use decision makers and others, including state agency employees, land trust volunteers, teachers and citizens. Topics include Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Smartphone GPS mapping and other advanced topics. GTP has trained over 3000 individuals since 2007.