Agora's CEMS TRAINING COURSE - Spring 2021

March 30 - April 1, 2021
Virtual Dates Confirmed


Agora's most popular training package is a comprehensive, 3-day CEMS Users Training Program which addresses Acid Rain, NSPS and MATS Rule CEM requirements that are applicable to the electric utility industry.  This training package is offered twice per year (Spring and Fall) near our home office in Raleigh, NC, although we have recently been providing the course online due to COVID-19.  The training is presented by Agora's CEM experts.  NOTE: This comprehensive training program can be specifically structured to meet an individual company's needs and performed at the client's site.  Please contact Agora for more details.

The training program is conducted in a classroom presentation format that includes updates on the Acid Rain Program and other regulatory issues of interest to electric utilities and other industries using CEMS. The focus of the course will be on CEM fundamentals and how to successfully administer Part 75 and Part 60 CEMS QA/QC programs.  In addition, compliance requirements of the EGU MATS Rule will be covered. The following agenda presents the specific topics covered in this training program.   Click here to download a copy of the training brochure and registration

COVID-19 Update

Due to continuing safety concerns and hotel restrictions resulting from COVID 19, we have again decided it is in the best interest of the attendees and our staff to completely hold the Spring 2021 session of our CEMS Training Program virtually via Zoom and YouTube.  Course dates for the Spring 20201 course have now been confirmed are set for March 30 -  April 1, 2021. The same 3-day agenda and training will be provided.  The online version of our course will cover the same topics and agenda, and our staff will also monitor the comment features on Zoom and YouTube to provide you an opportunity to pose any questions that you may have for our presenters. The registration cost remains the same.   Agora tentatively intends to offer a Fall Course in person at our Embassy Suites (Brier Creek) location in Raleigh, NC for the Fall 2021 session.  Those dates have been set for September 28-30, 2021.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding these various changes that are being made in the name of safety. These are unpredictable and challenging times and we are looking forward to presenting this information to you in the safest way possible. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Robert Bivens or myself at (919) 791-3133 and (919) 791-3120 respectively.

If you prefer to attend Agora's course in person, please let us know.  We are hopeful our Fall 2021 session will be held in person in September 2021.

Best Regards,
Stacey Pierce
Office Manager
Agora Environmental Consulting

Previous CEMS Training Course Participants Comments

Agora's previous CEMS Users Training Programs are always very well received by the electric utility and industry CEMS users attending. Participants typically include power plant environmental personnel and instrument technicians. We have also had Designated Representatives, attorneys, and environmental regulators attend. Select comments from the participant's "Course Assessment Surveys" were:

  • "This course was one of the best organized and informative from a practical standpoint. The book (course manual) is much appreciated and useful"
  • "I enjoyed and benefited from the training. I've recommended it for others in my company"
  • "Good mix of information presented - some highly technical and some more basic. It all worked for me and was well worth my time"
  • "Well organized course and appeared well practiced. Instructors have excellent knowledge of the subjects"
  • "I thought the course content was of good quality and I would recommend the course to others involved in CEMS programs with the electric utility industry"
  • "Very good class. I will recommend this course"

Cost and Registration Information

The cost for the 3-day training program is $1,399.  Payment may be made by check or credit card.  The total cost includes a $250 non-refundable registration fee, tuition, and an extensive workshop training manual including current regulatory material.

Click here to download a copy of the training brochure and registration. Make your reservations early. Attendance will be limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to fully participate. Further information may be obtained from Robert Bivens at (919) 791-3133 or Stacey Pierce at (919) 791-3120. You can also email Robert Bivens at or Stacey Pierce at