Training & Certification

Training @HQ

Students socializing after Training at HQ

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.

Solid Waste Association of North America
1100 Wayne Ave. #650
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Upcoming Courses - Manager of Landfill Operations (U.S. Edition)

SWANA’s Manager of Landfill Operations (U.S. Edition) course provides a comprehensive and in-depth education on:

  • Landfill basics
  • Landfill siting, development, and design
  • Short- and long-term planning
  • Landfill operations
  • Leachate and landfill gas
  • Groundwater monitoring and stormwater
  • Closed landfill management and maintenance
  • Prohibited and hazardous waste materials management
  • Landfill safety and more!

Registration for this in-person, three-day program includes 30 education credits and the course manual, an indispensable reference you’ll use for years to come!

Register by October 10 to save $200.

Learn more and reserve your seat today! (Seating limited.)

Why Choose Training@HQ?

  • Two or three-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, DC

Course Fee Includes

  • Course Manual and other materials
  • Lunch on instruction days

Online Certification Exam

The Certification Exam is NOT included with the course purchase. For your convenience, SWANA offers the certification exam online only. This testing option gives you the time you need to study and maximize your score. Available any time day or night—workday or weekend.

Ready to Get Certified?

Visit our Become Certified page and follow three easy steps to register for certification.

  1. Create a SWANA Login Account
  2. Apply for certification online
  3. Register for online testing

Exam Costs

Members: $250
Non-members: $400