Training & Certification
SWANA Certification is available in eight disciplines. You can also earn certificates of completion for the Landfill Operations Basics and Organics Collection courses.
|Minimum five (5) years of experience in MSW Management||High School Degree or GED|
|Minimum four (4) years of experience in MSW Management||Two-year degree in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Public Administration, or related or equivalent fields|
|Minimum three (3) years of experience in MSW Management||Four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Public Administration, or related or equivalent fields|
Note: There are no minimum requirements to earn a Certificate of completion for the Landfill Operations Basics and Organics Collection.
Individuals seeking certification should note that attending a training course does NOT guarantee success on a certification exam. Passing a certification exam requires amassing knowledge, skills, and abilities over time from a variety of sources; no one course provides all of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to pass a certification exam. Knowledge is gained over time from years of experience in the field; online courses, webinars, and podcasts; in-person seminars and events; hands-on workshops; on-the-job training; local, regional, and national conferences; mentoring programs; trade publications; and more.
A SWANA ID Number is required to purchase an exam online. If you do not have a SWANA Membership or ID number, set up a SWANA login account now.
For certification exams only, fill out the Certification Application. You must complete the application for each certification exam you wish to take. When complete, close the application window and return to this page. You do not need to submit an application for certificate assessment tests.
Exams must be completed within specified time limits. Exceeding the time limit invalidates your exam. The minimum score to pass is 70%. Results are emailed within 24 hours. Those who successfully pass will receive instructions on how to print their certificate.
Those who do not pass can re-register and take the exam immediately. A separate fee applies to each re-take. There is no limit on the number of times you may re-take an exam.
In North America, technical assistance is available Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET at 1.866.348.7888 or email@example.com. Outside North America, contact firstname.lastname@example.org during business hours. We recommend taking your exam during business hours in case technical support is needed. SWANA staff cannot help you with technical issues during testing.