The Tailings Center

The Fundamentals Short Course Certificate Program

Multiple Virtual Sessions Offered

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Registration Information

POSTPONED:  The short course offerings advertised for Spring/Summer 2024 are being rescheduled to Fall 2024.

The Tailings Center is restructuring its Fundamentals of Tailings Management Short Course series to meet the evolving needs of the industry.


Fundamentals of Tailings Management

Spring 2024 Courses Postponed

 Course 1: Fundamentals of Tailings Engineering  
 Course 2: TSF Planning, Siting and Design Concepts  
 Course 3: TSF Geotechnical Design, Instrumentation and Monitoring  
 Course 4: TSF Water Management  
 Course 5: TSF Operation and Governance  
 Course 6: TSF Closure and Reclamation  


Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Any modification, including cancellation of your registration, requires written notice must be emailed ( 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…

Additional information concerning visa appointment and processing wait times is also available. Learn more…

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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