Training & Certification

Call for Volunteers for the Development of a Canadian Adaptation of the SWANA MOLO Certification and Course

SWANA is developing a version of SWANA’s Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) course and certification adapted to Canadian laws and regulations. The Canadian version of the MOLO-US course and the Canadian-oriented items that will be part of the MOLO Certification exam will define and measure what it means to be a Manager of Landfill Operations in Canada today.

A consultant will work with subject matter experts (SME) with experience managing active and open municipal solid waste landfills in Canada to produce two key deliverables:

  1. Canadian-oriented exam items (questions) to be added to the SWANA MOLO Certification, per the standards for developing professional certification exams
  2. A Canadian version of the SWANA MOLO-US course that incorporates specific Canadian national and/or provincial standards, practices, technologies, guidelines, and requirements (regulatory and otherwise) for the management of landfill operations in Canada

Call for Volunteers—October 15 Deadline

SMEs with expertise managing active and open municipal solid waste landfills in Canada are needed to form two distinct groups that will work with the consultants:

  • Certification Exam Development Group
  • Course Redevelopment Group

SWANA seeks six–seven volunteers per group. SMEs and consultant’s representatives serving on one group may not serve on the other in keeping with standards requiring separation between certification, training, and course development activities.

The project will begin in October 2021 and conclude in February of 2022. All work will be completed remotely via a series of weekly or semimonthly virtual meetings. (The frequency of virtual meetings will be determined by each group.) SMEs interested in participating on this project should indicate the group on which they’d like to serve and forward their resumes to Ms. Arminda Valles-Hall, SWANA Director of Education, at avalles-hall@swana.org for consideration by Friday, October 15, 8:00 pm EDT.

Volunteer Subject Matter Experts Needed! Submit Resume by
October 15, 8:00 p.m. EDT

  • Lend your expertise to this project as a SME in landfill operations in Canada
  • Email your resume to avalles-hall@swana.org for consideration
  • Indicate whether you prefer to work on the development of the course or exam

Questions and Contact

Direct questions about the RFP for the Development of a Canadian Adaptation of the SWANA MOLO Certification and Course to:

Arminda Valles-Hall
Director of Education
240.494.2251
avalles-hall@swana.org