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Introduction to Environmental Law

EPA Institute


This online Introduction to Environmental Law course has been created to offer those EPA, environmental lawyers, State contractor emergency management staff, and environmental compliance and management staff who are responsible for environmental enforcement and regulatory compliance a flexible method for coming up to speed on the various environmental laws and the regulations that they are responsible for complying with.

During the course of this in-depth, 2-hour Environmental Law training program, students will work to gain a stronger grasp of the ins-and-outs of environmental law and policy, as well as their application to current environmental issues.

Throughout out this online environmental law course, instructors will guide students through looking at each environmental law/regulation, and will offer them expert insight into the many ways in which these laws and regulations apply to their facility.

Specific environmental laws that are covered in this course include:

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)

This is an ideal online environmental law course for those individuals who are veterans in the work of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), and who are looking for a refresher course to meet their annual training needs.

This course also includes 0.2 CEU credits.


This online environmental law course has been created to aid students in:

  • Developing a clear understanding of the environment and scope of environmental law.
  • Gaining insight into the major environmental laws and regulations.
  • Discussing sources of environmental law and basic environmental law norms.
  • Distinguishing the various legal remedies available in law to ensure proper protection of environmental rights.
  • Identifying various levels for effective administration and implementation of environmental laws.
  • Understanding the salient provisions of the framework legislation that govern the United States.
  • Sorting through complex environmental laws and regulations
  • Learning about lesser-known laws concerning PCBs, asbestos, lead, etc.


CEUs are awarded for participation in educational activities with professional associations, business and industry, occupational groups, and education. Workshops, seminars, training programs, conferences, institutes, and short courses may qualify. As a guideline, these activities must be developed for a specific clientele, with the purpose of professional updating, re-certification, re-licensing, and retraining/vocational adjustment, or new career orientation.

Participants earn one CEU for each 10 "contact" hours spent in an organized educational activity. According to requirements set by the National Task Force on Continuing Education, this activity must meet under the direction of an approved sponsor and qualified instructors.

Generally, a 60-minute clock hour is the standard of measurement for each contact hour. Any portion of an hour does not count toward CEUs. The total number of CEUs awarded depends on how much time a participant spends in a formal learning situation.

course quick facts
course code DED-EPA1
cost $49.99
estimated time to
complete course
2 Hours
course materials
365 Days

This online course is taught in conjunction with the EPA Institute - a leader in EPA training and environmental education. The EPA Institute's environmental education courses provide students with a flexible option for developing the skills and exploratory experience that is needed to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers and professionals who are better equipped to address a variety of environmental issues.