Training & Certification
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.
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.
Why SWANA Certification is important and beneficial to employees and employers:
Professionals who take this new Zero Waste Principles & Practices training course will have the ability to integrate their understanding of Zero Waste with their existing waste management systems, practices, and policies to move local systems toward locally-defined Zero Waste goals.
The Zero Waste Principles & Practices training course is a joint undertaking of SWANA and the California Resource Recovery Association. CRRA is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies. SWANA, with its work in 45 chapters across the United States and Canada, is committed to educating professionals working in the industry and to moving the industry as a whole from a focus on solid waste management to resource management.
The Zero Waste Principles & Practices course encompasses a broad overview of Zero Waste principles and practices in 10 modules covering public policy, programs, technology, and measurement:
The course provides many opportunities for discussion among instructors and participants. It draws on current materials and examples from outside the published manual and engages students in several in-class exercises.
Entry and mid-level managers of programs and systems serving local governments and other industry professionals that work in an advisory or consulting capacity with municipal programs and staff.