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For More Information:

Traci Tobergte
TIPS Training Program Team Leader
(303) 236-3412

TIPS Helpline:
(303) 236-2925


Training Locations

TIPS training classes are commonly delivered in small classrooms to allow students personal attention from the instructor while being able to immediately apply the software to actual mining cases. The classes occur in specialized training centers:

  • Training Center at the Mid-Continent Regional Office, Alton, IL

    • Address:

      Mid-Continent Region (MCR)
      501 Belle Street
      Alton, IL 62002-6169
      Voice: (618) 463-6460
      Fax: (618) 463-6470
    • Lodging:

      Here are lodging recommendations [Information to be provided].
    • Driving Directions:

      Directions from St. Louis Lambert International Airport ( to OSMRE's Mid-Continent Regional Office in Alton, IL:

      1. From the Airport take Interstate 70 East. Immediately get into far left lane.
      2. Exit left onto Interstate 170 North. Go approximately 3 miles.
      3. Exit right onto Interstate 270 East. Go approximately 6 miles.
      4. Exit right onto Highway 367 North. Go approximately 10 miles across the Lewis and Clark Bridge at Alton.
      5. At the "T" in the road, turn left (after crossing the bridge to Alton) onto Landmarks Blvd.
      6. Go approximately 1 mile to 3rd stoplight (cross street Broadway).
      7. Go straight, on Piasa (Highway 67).
      8. After 4 blocks turn left onto 6th Street (just past the Federal building).
      9. Turn left into the parking lot behind the Federal building.
  • Training Center at the Western Regional Office, Denver, CO

  • Training Center at the Appalachian Regional Office, Pittsburgh, PA

    • Address:

      Appalachian Region Office (AR)
      3 Parkway Center
      Pittsburgh, PA 15220
      Phone: (412) 937-2910 or (412) 937-2864
    • Lodging:

      Here are lodging recommendations [Information to be provided].
    • Driving Directions:

      Directions from Pittsburgh International Airport ( to OSMRE's Appalachian Regional Office in Pittsburgh, PA:

      1. From the Airport start out going Northwest.
      2. Merge onto PA-60 South toward Pittsburgh / I-79 / Pennsylvania Turnpike East.
      3. Merge onto US-22 East / US-30 East.
      4. Take the PA-121 exit EXIT 4A toward Green Tree / Mount Lebanon.
      5. Turn Left onto Greentree Road/PA-121/Blue Belt, continue to follow Greentree Road.
      6. Turn Right onto McKinney Lane.
      7. End at 3 Parkway Circle.
  • Approved Non-OSMRE Training Venues

      Location Description

      Albuquerque, NM

      The computer lab on campus of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Blvd. NW; 15 workstations. Contact: Maggie Porter @ 505.346.7714.

      Anchorage, AK

      The computer lab in the Alaska state office, 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 920; 16 workstations. Contact: Diane Houston @ 907.269.8631 or Joe Wehrman @ 907.269.8630.

      Columbus, OH

      The computer lab in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Central Office, Building I-2, 2045 Morse Road; 12 workstations. Contact: Bernadette Favor @ 614.265.6840.

      Frankfort, KY

      The GIS computer lab on campus of Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, Cooperative Extension Building, Suite 107; 15 workstations. Contact: Ken Bates @ 502.597.7016.

      Huntington, WV

      The GIS Computer lab on campus of Marshall University, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755; 24 workstations. Contact: James Leonard @ 304-696-4626.

      New Philadelphia, OH

      The computer lab in the Ohio Department of Transportation office, District 11, 2207 Reiser Ave. SE; 16 workstations. Contact: Alicia Davis @ 330.339.2207.

  • The above Regional Offices within OSMRE have training centers maintained by TIPS personnel and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The approved training venues are not OSMRE locations.

Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 6/24/20

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