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SWANA Certification: Professionalism, Recognition, Knowledge, Achievement, Leadership

SWANA certification is recognized by numerous states as the standard for solid waste employees.

Whether you’re just starting the journey or well on the path of becoming successful in the solid waste profession, SWANA Certification is your guide to career enhancement, increased salary, and greater success in your chosen discipline.

SWANA credentials are earned through education, experience and challenging program of examinations and maintained through continuous review and education.

Certification Information

SWANA Certification is recognized by numerous states as the standard for solid waste employees. Being SWANA Certified enhances your resume and distinguishes you as a leader in your profession.

Certification empowers you with the latest information, creates networking opportunities with fellow professionals, and identifies you as an asset to the industry.

Benefits of Being Certified

Why SWANA Certification is important and beneficial to employees and employers:

Employees —Get Certified and Shift Your Career into High Gear!

  • Accelerate your career
  • Increase job mobility
  • Command higher salary
  • Prove your skills & expertise
  • Demonstrate pride in your work
  • Gain competitive advantage over non-certified individuals

Employers —SWANA Certification Produces Results for Your Organization!

  • Leverage best practices for improved operations
  • Equip employees with knowledge
  • Reduce down-time from regulatory violations
  • Show customers your commitment to quality
  • Gain competitive advantage in bids & contracts
  • Inspire employee pride in work 

Learn More About SWANA’s Certification Disciplines

Household Hazardous Waste & CESQG Collection Operations

SWANA eCourse - Household Hazardous Waste and CESQG Collection Operations

This training is intended for those with direct, supervisory and oversight responsibilities for efficiently and safely handling Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) waste.

Household Hazardous Waste & CESQG Collection Operations is a cooperative effort of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) and SWANA. In addition to extensive classroom activities, following topics with supplemental images, graphs, tables, and examples are covered.

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Waste Management
  • Personal Protection
  • Emergency Response
  • Chemical, Health and Operational Hazards

This course is designed to satisfy 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training as required by many states for HHW/CESQG operations.

Who Should Attend

Collection facility staff, health department staff, building officials, CESQG inspectors, technical assistance staff, state and local regulators, and other HHW/CESQG professionals who have responsibilities related to handling these wastes.

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