RCRA/EPA Hazardous Waste Management (Initial Training)  Online
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RCRA/EPA Hazardous Waste Management (Initial Certification)-Online Training


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The RCRA/EPA Hazardous Waste Management Course Online was developed by Compliance Solutions to keep you, your employees and your management staff ahead of State and Federal laws governing compliance, with 40 CFR 262.34 and 265.16. The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, requires all facilities that generate hazardous waste, have training that includes detailed regulatory requirements.


This is the Initial Training course required for NEW employees. If you are Looking for the Hazardous Waste Management Refresher? Click here.


The RCRA/EPA Hazardous Waste Management (Initial Training) - Online, commonly referred to as EPA's "Initial" training is designed for employees without previous experience or training in Hazardous Waste Management. Students who successfully complete this online training will be issued a certification under 40 CFR 262.34 and 265.16, EPA's "Hazardous Waste Management Standard.


Sample topics included in this online course:

  • Emergency response
  • Waste characterization
  • Transportation container marking and labeling
  • Waste minimization, and manifesting


Course Units:

  • History of the RCRA Law
  • Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Recycling
  • Summary of Regulations for Generators of Hazardous Waste and TSDFs
  • Generator Regulations
  • Transporter Requirements
  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
  • Incinerators, Boilers, and Industrial Furnaces
  • RCRA Air Emission Standard
  • TSD Facility Requirements
  • Used Oil Management
  • Land Disposal Restrictions
  • Underground Storage Tanks


This course will teach you how to understand and simplify applicable EPA regulations and most importantly, learn to apply them at your facility. Please be aware that additional training under OSHA's HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) 1910.120 and DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping 49 CFR 172.704 may be required for you and your employees depending on your facility's specific circumstances. For further information or questions, please contact a Compliance Solutions at 800-711-2706 x 1.

Prerequisites: This online course is designed for employees WITHOUT previous experience or training.

Course Length: Average completion time is 8-9 Hours. There is NO minimum course time for this certification however, the student MUST complete all course modules and pass a final exam with a 70% or better.


Course outline


System Requirements

Online Training Cancellation & Refund Policy

Online training course orders are NOT eligible for refund, cancellation or transfer to a Seminar training course. We MAY approve a refund/transfer request provided the Student meets the following requirements:

  1. The Student MUST notify us of their desire to transfer or cancel IN WRITING within 24-hours of placing the online order. Requests MUST be sent via email (VERBAL requests are NOT accepted) to following address: comments@csregs.com AND;
  2. The Student must NOT HAVE EXCEEDED the MAXIMUM training TIME ALLOWED for ANY online course:
  • Courses with a TOTAL course time of 30 minutes to 1-hour: 10 minutes MAXIMUM
  • Courses with a TOTAL course time of 1-hour to 2-hours: 15 minutes MAXIMUM
  • Courses with a TOTAL course time of 2-hours to 7-hours, 59 minutes: 20 minutes MAXIMUM
  • Courses with a TOTAL course time of 8-Hours or more30 minutes MAXIMUM

Transfers: ALL Transfer requests MUST be made within 24-Hours of placing your order. We will ONLY approve transfer requests if the Student has not EXCEEDED the MAXIMUM time allotted. You may transfer your registration fee to a course of equal or lesser value. The tuition difference will NOT be refunded for transfers INTO a course of LESSER value. Transfers to courses of GREATER value must include payment of additional tuition with the transfer request.

If the request is made AFTER 24-hours OR the student has completed MORE THAN the MAXIMUM allotted training time (indicated above) your tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Other Terms and Conditions:

  • Online training courses may NOT be transferred to another student.
  • Students have 90 days (3-months) to complete an online course.
  • Orders placed with a “Corporate Account” or “Discount Code” are NOT eligible for refund, cancellation or transfer. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Course Extension Policy:

  • Students have 90 days from the date of registration to complete all online coursesStudents may request a 1-month extension provided the request is made BEFORE the training course expires.
  • Courses that have been expired for a period of 6-months (180 days) or more are not eligible for reactivation. Students must re-register and pay the full tuition. 
  • Expired courses, students who have left the employ of a company or students who FAIL their final exam (see below) are NOT eligible for credit or refund of any kind, regardless of time spent in the course or time remaining.
  • All online courses have a final exam. Students must receive a passing grade to be issued a certificate of completion.

Students will be given 3 attempts to pass their final examination. If a student FAILS a final exam 3 times, they will be required to re-enroll in the coursepay all tuition and complete all course (including time) requirements if they want to take the course online a second time. There is no credit or partial discount for failed exams or re-registration.