Dates: December 12-13, 2023

Times: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (CST)

Location: Virtual

Instructor: Gordon Pierce, CDPHE Retired

Course Registration Link – Register by November 27, 2023

Who Should Attend: This course is specifically designed for regulatory personnel who operate and oversee ambient air monitoring data. This class is intended for quality assurance coordinators or managers, field or laboratory supervisors, or technicians involved with quality assurance of monitoring system data.

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.

Learning Objectives: 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

Course Delivery: This is a virtual instructor-led training that will use an online webinar platform to deliver the material. The instructor will use engagement exercises, such as online polls or breakout rooms, to help keep the participants’ attention during the two 1/2 day sessions.  


Times (Central)Subject
Day 1
9:00Introduction/Course Overview
9:30Regulations and Standards
10:00Monitoring Networks
10:45Monitoring Networks (con’t)
11:15Station Siting
1:00Measurement Process
1:45Q & A
2:00Adjourn (End of Day 1)
Day 2
9:00Review of Day 1
9:15Measurement Process (Con’t)
10:00Data Handling
11:15Quality Assurance/Quality Control
11:45References and Resources
12:00Q & A
12:30Adjourn (End of Day 2)


Instructor Contact: Gordon Pierce (

Training Coordinator: Zac Adelman (

 Accessibility Statement

LADCO strives to host inclusive, accessible training events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully with the instructor and course content. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Zac Adelman ( | 847-720-7880).

About Author

Zac is LADCO's Executive Director. He's an environmental scientist with 20+ years experience in emissions and air quality modeling.