Training @HQ: The Best Value in SWANA Certification Training

SWANA’s Training@HQ training center offers the best value in solid waste certification training. Hosted at our corporate office in Silver Spring, MD just outside Washington, D.C.

1100 Wayne Ave. #650
Silver Spring, MD

Why Choose Training@HQ?

  • Two- to four-day courses
  • SWANA-Certified faculty instructors
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned apply to all SWANA certifications
  • Networking with other industry professionals
  • Visit local attractions in Silver Spring and Washington, D.C.

Course Fee Includes

  • Course Manual and other materials
  • Lunch on instruction days
  • Complimentary hot beverages


Two-Day Course: Member: $649 Non-Member: $849
Three-Day Course: Member: $849 Non-Member: $1049

Online Certification Exam

It’s easy and convenient. Taking you exam online gives you the time you need to study and maximize your score.

Available any time day or night—workday or weekend.


Member: $250
Non-Member: $400

2019 Training @HQ Schedule

California Resource Recovery Association

Zero Waste Principles and Practices | Three-Day Course | 30 CEUs

Class instruction: May 7–9, 2019 • 8:30 am. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration cutoff: Aril 26, 2019

This three-day course is a joint undertaking of SWANA and the California Resource Recovery Association encompassing a broad overview of zero waste principles and practices covering public policy, programs, technology and measurement. Participants will have the ability to integrate their understanding of zero waste with their existing waste management systems, practices and policies to move local systems toward locally-defined zero waste goals moving to a focus on resource management.

Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) | Three-Day Course | 30 CEUs

Class instruction: June 11–13, 2019
Registration cutoff: May 30, 2019

This intensive three-day course covers landfill operations and challenges, including landfill permitting and regulatory compliance, closure, safety, environmental monitoring and more. The course consists of lecture and activities. The course is designed to prepare you for the SWANA Landfill Management certification exam.

Training @HQ Schedule-at-a-Glance

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