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Training Class Registration

In order to register for a class, USGS personnel should login to DOI Talent and search (ADCP or ADVM) the course catalog, click the green Enroll button to enroll in a course, then select a specific class date and "Request Appoval", have your supervisor approve, and wait to hear from the instructor after registration closes. Direct links in the table below may be used to access the related course after logging in to DOI Talent.

USGS Cooperators may register for a class by completing the non-USGS Course Application form, which can be found at the following link: NonUSGSApplicationForm.pdf. Cooperators will need to provide correspondence from the local USGS Water Science Center stating that you are a cooperator and why it is in the USGS interest for you to attend the class. Please note, USGS students will be given priority if enrollment exceeds class capacity.

Classes are setup in DOI Talent with an initial roster maximum of 16 students. If a class you wish to attend is listed as full, please continue with your registration. Additional students that register, after the first 16, will be placed on a wait list. After registration closes, class roster will be finalized. Typically final class size will be between 18 and 24 students. Some of the students initially placed on the wait list will make the final roster.

The cost for each in-person course is $1,300. The cost for each Virtual Training Course is $900. A cancellation fee of 75% of the tuition will be assessed if a student cancels after the class roster is finalized.

Current Hydroacoustic Training Schedule

Course Code USGS Classes Start End Location Coordinator
(for email add
Registration Closes
SW1319 Streamflow Record Computation using ADVM's and Index-velocity Methods 5/1/2023 5/5/2023 Baton Rouge, LA James Fountain
SW1321 Streamflow Measurements Using ADCP's 5/15/2023 5/19/2023 Iowa City, IA Jason McVay
SW1321 Streamflow Measurements Using ADCP's 8/7/2023 8/11/2023 Augusta, ME Nick Stasulis
SW1319 Streamflow Record Computation using ADVM's and Index-velocity Methods 8/21/2023 8/25/2023 Salt Lake City, UT Mike Freeman
SW1321 Streamflow Measurements Using ADCP's 11/13/2023 11/17/2023 Portland, OR Amarys Acosta

Streamflow Measurements With ADCPs Refresher

This two day class is provided at local USGS Water Science Centers (WSC). Classes are scheduled based upon WSC demand and availability of instructors. The cost for up to 12 students is $2000 which covers class materials and salary of one instructor. The WSC also directly pays for any instructor travel. This class can be tailored to the particular needs of a Center. Class presentations, sizes, schedules, and format (in-person vs. virtual, adding field component, etc.) can be adjusted, however, the cost for the class will change based on factors such as the length, number of instructors, and instructor travel costs. Please contact Mike Rehmel ( and Travis Knight ( for more information on scheduling.