Course Schedule

Upcoming Courses

Tennessee Small ManufacturerΓÇÖs Advantage Program
01/24/2019 - 01/24/2019

Funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership program (MEP), the Tennessee Small ManufacturerGÇÖs Advantage Program is a pilot program designed by the Tennessee MEP program (TMEP) to support small manufacturers (less than 100 FTEs) in Middle Tennessee. The program provides small manufacturers with access to the information, expertise and resources they need to analyze the current state of their business, benchmark their business against other companies and put together a strategic and tactical business plan to take their business to the next level. Upon completion of the program, the manufacturer will receive targeted recommendations and if needed, links to resources that will not only provide the service or training needed but will be a good overall fit for the companyGÇÖs culture. Manufacturers who participate in the pilot of the TN Small ManufacturerGÇÖs Advantage Program will receive a high-level business assessment that will identify business growth gaps, missed opportunities, constraints or competitiveness and increase their bottom line. Click here for additional details. If you have any additional questions, please contact Carol Jones in our registration department at 615-253-6371 or via email at

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TIFs & PILOTs 101
02/12/2019 - 02/12/2019

TIFs & PILOTs 101 will take a deep dive into the mechanics of how tax increment financing (TIF) and payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) incentives work. Participants will learn step-by-step processes for these key financing tools for economic development.

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Environment, Health & Safety Supervisor Skills Training Program
04/22/2019 - 04/26/2019

If you are a new EHS supervisor or recently been reassigned to supervise your company's EHS programs, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) offers a multi-day training program to help you develop important technical and people skills. This training program will also help if you want to establish a competency baseline for multiple employees. This program is designed to help you: GÇó avoid costly mistakes to your company GÇó effectively transition to new responsibilities GÇó develop important EHS supervisor skills in four essential areas GÇó choose the entire series for $750 or one (or more) modules in four Essential areasGÇó Supervisor Essentials (Day 1-2) Problem Solving, Delegating, Effective Communication, and Conflict Resolution are the four primary areas that our customers tell us are most important for a new EHS supervisor to manage their supervisory responsibilities effectively. Each area is a 4-hour module led by Roberta Pettis, UT CIS Supervisor and Leadership Trainer.GÇó Environment Management Essentials (Day 3) Understanding a facility's environment management requirements are important to an EHS supervisor, even if reporting is another manager's responsibility. Lynn Reed, UT CIS trainer, provides overview of facility regulatory requirements, the importance of maintaining an Environment Management System (EMS), and EMS best practices.GÇó Inspection Preparation Essentials (Day 3) Federal and State Regulators may have scheduled visits or unannounced inspection at your facility. Having a plan for these visits and a well-documented records system are important to an EHS supervisors for a successful Inspection experience. Paul Lynes provides guidance on how to approach and manage an inspection.GÇó Safety Essentials (Days 4-5) The OSHA 10-Hr training program provides important information and real world examples of safety requirements that a new EHS supervisor needs to help keep workers safe. Bryan Lane, UT CIS trainer, delivers OSHA training programs to workers and managers to our industry customers statewide. Training participants receive an OSHA 10-hr card.

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We invite you to explore our training offerings by selecting any of the class links in the schedule above.

If you already have an account for the Center for Industrial Services Online Training Portal, but have not logged in since August 2017, you will need to do one of two things:

1) Enter your previous User Name and Password. If they match what we have on record, you will be prompted to change your password in order to enter the new system.

2) If they do not match, you will need to click on the 'Forgot user name and password?' link.  You will then enter your email address in the Login Credential area and then complete the ReCaptcha (an advanced risk analysis technique that tells humans and bots apart) and an email containing a link to reset your password will be sent.

  • You can also register by completing the Course Registration Form and emailing it to 
  • If you have previously taken classes through UT CIS before and cannot get logged into the system, please Email Carol Jones or you can call her direct at: (615) 253-6371 or toll free at: (888) 763-7439.
  • Click here for a list of hotels convenient to our Nashville Office location. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No refunds or credits issued one week or less prior to the first date of class.

No refunds for cancellations more than one week prior to the first date class but credit may be applied toward another UTCIS course.

Please note: Some Environmental, Health and Safety courses require that students complete a Medical Evaluation Form. Please check course descriptions to determine if this applies to the course you're registering for, then complete the form and bring it with you to the first class. 

Please contact Carol.Jones with any registration questions