Hazardous Waste Training

Participants using equipment during trainingHAZWOPER offers a number of courses designed for those who need training and certification to work at a hazardous waste site (CERCLA, RCRA or state or local government sites). Examples of those who need certification are: environmental scientists, chemists, engineers, technicians, equipment operators, project managers, fire fighters, etc. All our courses count towards ABIH Certification Maintenance Points.


  • 40-hour General Site Worker designed for those workers who regularly engage in hazardous waste operations
    Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm

    June 8-12, 2015
    July 13-17, 2015
    September 28-October 2, 2015
    November 9-13, 2015
    January 11-15, 2016
    March 14-18, 2016
    May 16-20, 2016 CLOSED
    July 18-22, 2016

  • 8-Hour Annual Refresher designed for those who have completed the 24 or 40 hour course
    8am - 5pm

    June 25, 2015
    August 20, 2015
    October 22, 2015
    December 17, 2015
    February 25, 2016
    April 21, 2016 CLOSED
    June 23, 2016

  • Site Supervisor (on request)

Fees and Registration

$100 per day
Our fees include tuition, course materials, refreshments, parking, certificate of completion (when course requirements are met and course fee has been paid). All our classes count towards ABIH Certification Maintenance Points.


HAZWOPER complies with 29 CFR 1910.120, Appendix E Training Curriculum Guidelines, which require that:

  • On-site hazardous waste workers receive 24 or 40 hours of initial off-site instruction;
  • Hazardous waste workers at treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facilities receive 24 hours of training;
  • Workers receive 8 hour annual refresher courses;
  • On-site supervisors receive 24 or 40 hours of basic training plus 8 additional hours of specialized training;
  • California Assembly Bill 1549 requires that hazardous waste haulers receive 16 hours of training.