Training & Certification

Online Testing

The easy and convenient way to become SWANA certified. Online Testing available in ten disciplines. Certificates available for Landfill Operations Basics and Organics Collection.

Certification Requirements

  • High School degree or GED
  • Minimum one year experience working in the specific discipline. A two-year Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Public Administration or related equivalent fields) can substitute for one year of the minimum experience.

Online Testing Registration

The person taking the exam must register with their unique email address. This is used to deliver the access code needed to begin the exam. Check your spam folder for the email if the email does not arrive within one (1) hour of completing registration. You may pay by credit card, check or invoice. Check and invoice payments will delay access to the exam until payment is received.

Technical Support

In North America, technical assistance is available Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET at 1.866.348.7888 or Outside North America, contact 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.

Online Testing Results and Certificates

The minimum score to pass a certification exam or certificate assessment test is 70%. Exams and tests are validated for time limit compliance. If you exceed the time limit, your results may be invalidated. Results are emailed within three business days. Those who successfully pass will receive instructions on how to print their certificate. You have six (6) months to begin the exam or test.

Online Testing Re-Takes

Those who do not pass can re-register immediately. A separate fee applies to each re-take. There is no limit on the number of times you may re-take an exam or test.

Before Purchasing an Exam or Test

Confirm you meet the above requirements to take the Certification exam. Note: Anyone may sit for a Certificate Assessment Test (e.g., Landfill Operations Basics and Organics Collection).

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.

Create a SWANA Login Account

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.

Apply for Certification Online