Training & Certification

Apply for Certification

First-time applicants for SWANA Certification can use the form below to apply. Know which certification exam(s) you will be sitting for, and have your eligibility requirements handy.

Once we obtain satisfactory results of your certification exam, SWANA will email your certification.

Click here for information on staying certified.

Personal Information

Select Certification Discipline

Education and Experience

SWANA Certification Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum one year experience working in the solid waste industry OR a two-year associate degree or bachelor's degree in a related field (Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Public Administration or equivalent fields).
High School Diploma/GED



Attestation and Submission

I hereby attest/affirm that all facts presented on this application are correct and complete. I grant permission to SWANA to make inquiries that the association may deem necessary to verify my credentials for certification. I further understand that the association employs a random audit review process of submitted applications. I agree to abide by the rule and decisions of SWANA and understand that falsification of this application is grounds for revoking certification.

By entering your name below, you are signing your affirmation and agreement to the stipulations mentioned above.