The Tailings Center

The Fundamentals Short Course Certificate Program

Multiple Virtual Sessions Offered

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Registration Information

Each 2024 course registration fee is $1200 USD.

Registration at least five working days in advance of a course start date will ensure participant access to all course materials.

Each course will be taught by world-class experts. Courses may be taken individually, but those who complete all six of the courses will receive a
Tailings Management Fundamentals Certificate of Completion
from the Tailings Center.  Each completed course carries 15 contact hours.

Payment is expected at time of registration. Attendees are not officially registered for a course until payment is received.


Fundamentals of Tailings Management

2024 Schedule

 Course 1: Fundamentals of Tailings Engineering 3/11/24 – 3/21/24
 Course 2: TSF Planning, Siting and Design Concepts 4/1/24 – 4/11/24
 Course 3: TSF Geotechnical Design, Instrumentation and Monitoring 4/22/24 – 5/2/24
 Course 4: TSF Water Management 5/13/24 –  5/23/24
 Course 5: TSF Operation and Governance 6/3/24 –  6/13/24
 Course 6: TSF Closure and Reclamation 7/8/24 – 7/18/24


Cancellation Policy

Any modification, including cancellation of your registration requires written notice that must be emailed ( or faxed (303.384.2695) to the CPES office.

The following information applies:

  • Attendee substitutions may be made without cost penalty up until the time the initial registrant has not received access credentials. Please note that a substitution may delay the new attendee’s access to materials by up to five working days.
  • Cancellations will be accepted if notice of cancellation is received at the CPES office at least ten (10) working days prior to the start date of the event. Registrants who cancel within this period will be charged a $50 service fee.
  • No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to cancel within the specified cancellation period.

Payment Methods

Payment is accepted by credit card or wire transfer.  Please contact  for wire transfer information.

Payment is expected at time of registration. Attendees are not officially registered for a course until payment is received.



Visa/Invitation Letter

Any person traveling to the United States who requires a passport or invitation letter should check with the appropriate embassy to determine exactly what is necessary to permit travel to the U.S. We will be pleased to provide you with an invitation letter upon request. Request invitation letter

General information about traveling to the United States and obtaining a visa is available. Learn more…

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Reminder! Acquiring a visa for entry into the United States can take several months. You should apply for your visa as early as possible.

Health and Insurance

The registration fees do not include insurance. It is recommended that all registrants consult their travel agent and take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Symposium. The Organizing Committee cannot accept responsibility for uninsured participants.

Currency and Taxes

All transactions are based on US currency (dollars and cents). Denominations are $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100. Coins are 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents. There are several branches of US banks within walking distance of the Symposium venue; however, it is recommended that foreign currency be exchanged at Denver International Airport upon arrival.

Information about current exchange rates is available. Learn more…

The State of Colorado assesses taxes on most services and goods, and these taxes are typically included in the price of the goods purchased. No taxes will be added to your Symposium fees.

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