Last updated February 17, 2021

Certification Class

Registration is now open for the spring Solid Waste Technician Certification Course. The course will take place on March 16, 2021 between 8am - 5pm. Individuals obtaining a new certification must also complete a certification test at 9am on March 17, 2021. This is an online, remote course, and a strong internet connection is required. The agenda, course materials, and virtual course link (and instructions) will be posted on this webpage. This course will satisfy recertification hours for individuals with a non-expired certification. The fee for this course is waived. For more information or questions, contact the Waste Management Program at or 573-751-5401.

Register for the March 16, 2021 (March 17 test) Solid Waste Technician Certification Course

Course Documents

Current certification holders must earn 10 hours of approved training prior to the expiration date. Options of courses to attend are:

  • The Solid Waste Technician Certification Course presented by the department. The class meets twice a year for the number of hours required for recertification.
  • Courses or trainings in the solid waste field. Submit documentation to the department's Waste Management Program at or 573-751-5401.
  • Attending educational sessions on solid waste-related topics at the annual Missouri Waste Control Coalition Conference.

Regardless of which method you choose to acquire recertification credit hours, you must accrue at least 10 hours of classes or training prior to the expiration of your three-year certificate to become recertified. The Department's Waste Management Program must approve training or class subjects in order for you to apply them toward recertification.