Solid Waste Management Program
Solid Waste Technician Training Opportunities
Solid Waste Technician Certification Course
The Solid Waste Technician Certification Class scheduled on Sept. 17 through 19 has closed.
Please check back on this webpage after Jan. 1, 2014 for detailed information and registration for the 2014 certification courses.
The certification classes are held at the department’s Elm Street Conference Center located at 1730 E. Elm St., Jefferson City. A letter and information concerning local hotels, motels and restaurants will be sent to confirm each participant’s registration.
The certification course is recommended for people working in the solid waste management field in Missouri, including solid waste landfill owners and operators, environmental consultants and interested regulatory personnel. Topics of the course include landfill design, the landfill permitting process, daily operations, methane gas and groundwater monitoring, closure and post-closure requirements, landfill safety and an overview of the Solid Waste Management Law and Regulations. You must pass an examination at the end of the class to obtain certification. The cost for the training is $30, and certification is good for three years.
All participants must be registered and pay prior to taking the examination and receiving their certificates. For more information, contact Brett Bottomley at 573-751-5401.
There are several ways in which to gain recertification credit hours to apply towards the renewal of your solid waste technician certification.
- Attend the department's Solid Waste Technician Certification Course, (the course available on this page) either in March or September, for the required amount of hours needed to be recertified. All participants must attend the course before their certification expires.
- Attend professional classes or training in the solid waste field and submit documentation to the department's Solid Waste Management Program for approval of the training.
- Attend educational sessions on solid waste-related topics at the annual Missouri Waste Control Coalition Conference.
- Attend the Solid Waste Technician Recertification Class presented by the Missouri chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America and the Solid Waste Management Program. If you are interested in attending the recertification class, please contact Keith Connor via email or call 816-349-6690. He can provide you with information concerning registration and how to remit the required registration fee.
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 types of training or subjects of the classes must be approved by the department's Solid Waste Management Program to apply them toward your recertification.