• The Complete Soil Sampling E-Course

    The Complete Soil Sampling E-Course

  • Online Ground Water Monitoring Class

    The Complete Ground Water Monitoring E-Course

  • Online Ground Water Sampling Course

    The Complete Ground Water Sampling E-Course

  • Online Low Flow and No Purge Water Sampling Course

    The Low-Flow and No-Purge Sampling E-Course

  • The Ground-Water Monitoring Well Design, Construction & Development E-Course

    The Ground-Water Monitoring Well Design, Construction & Development E-Course

  • The Environmental Sampling E-Course

    The Environmental Sampling E-Course

  • The Soil Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) E-Course

    The Soil Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) E-Course

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Established in 1990 by company principals David M. Nielsen (a geologist and hydrogeologist) and Gillian L. Nielsen (a hydrologist and aquatic biologist), The Nielsen Environmental Field School quickly became the leading provider of practical, hands-on environmental field training in the world.  Times have changed, and so have we! 

In 2015, in celebration of our 25th anniversary of offering top-quality practical environmental training, we video-recorded all of our "live" field courses and converted them to an on-line, distance-learning format, in the form of The Nielsen Environmental E-School The E-School replaces our "live" open-enrollment courses.   All of our former open-enrollment courses are now available exclusively on-line so that anyone, anywhere in the world can take any of our E-Courses or E-Modules, as long as they have a computer or tablet and Internet access. 

The Nielsen Environmental E-School is the on-line equivalent of The Nielsen Environmental Field School, and offers the same high-quality, practically oriented training in a very convenient web-based, distance-learning format.   In fact, with the E-School your training options are increased, because you can choose to take either a complete E-Course OR, if you have limited time or only need training on a specific topic, you can choose to take any of the individual 40- to 90-minute E-Modules that comprise an E-Course. 

The Nielsen Environmental E-School provides affordable and highly accessible environmental training with the same state-of-the-art technical content as our Field School courses.  Our E-School curriculum is perfect for those environmental professionals who have limited budgets and time for travel and who desire a more convenient option for their training.  In addition to the technical content in our classroom videos, many E-Modules contain field videos of technologies and methodologies discussed in the classroom sessions to provide detailed instruction on how field equipment and methodologies should be used properly. 

Now available from the E-School are 78 professionally prepared 40- to 90-minute E-Modules derived from our popular Environmental Sampling Field Course, Complete Ground-Water Monitoring Field Course, Complete Ground-Water Sampling Field Course, and Complete Soil Sampling Field Course.  These modules have been assembled into the following 7 E-Courses:

  • The Environmental Sampling E-Course (32 E-Modules; 36 total hours of classroom & field training)
  • The Complete Ground-Water Monitoring E-Course (29 E-Modules; 32.5 total hours of classroom & field training)
  • The Ground-Water Monitoring Well Design, Construction & Development E-Course (14 E-Modules; 15 total hours of classroom & field training)
  • The Complete Ground-Water Sampling E-Course (15 E-Modules; 17.5 total hours of classroom & field training)
  • The Low-Flow and No-Purge Sampling E-Course (13 E-Modules; 15 total hours of classroom & field training)
  • The Complete Soil Sampling E-Course (17 E-Modules; 19 total hours of classroom & field training)
  • The Soil Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds E-Course (14 E-Modules; 16 total hours of classroom & field training)

All Nielsen Environmental E-School E-Courses are approved for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by the following state licensing/certification programs for environmental professionals participating in these programs:

  • Massachusetts Licensed Site Professionals (MA LSP) Program
  • Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professionals (CT LEP) Program
  • Ohio Voluntary Action Program Certified Professionals Program
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission Remediation Consultants Program
  • West Virginia Licensed Remediation Specialists (WV LRS) Program

Other licensing/certification programs have also approved our E-Courses and E-Modules for credit.  Please check with the individual programs to confirm the number of credits you can earn by taking our E-Courses, as the number of credits varies with the program