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Hazardous Waste Management and Shipping for Environmental Professionals


In addition, this course includes a discussion of the DOT's regulations for shipping supplies, equipment and samples related to hazardous waste site investigations and remediation activities.

Who Should Take This Course:

Environmental professionals who are 1) involved with handling, shipping, or receiving hazardous materials, including samples of hazardous waste, and 2) involved with managing hazardous wastes associated with cleanup activities. This may include: samplers, drillers, engineers, geologists, laboratory technicians, scientists, and field technicians.


After completing this series, students should be able to:

  • Know how to identify, and manage hazardous waste;
  • Be able to determine generator status and maintain facility compliance with hazardous waste regulations;
  • Recognize regulations for recordkeeping and reporting;
  • Locate and use the Federal hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations;
  • Properly label and mark hazardous waste containers for shipment;
  • Complete manifests for hazardous waste; select proper packaging for hazardous materials; and
  • Develop appropriate emergency response information to accompany shipments.


This self-directed on-line course consists of 7 modules covering the following topics:

  • Identification of hazardous wastes
  • Onsite management
  • Offsite transportation
  • Marking and labeling
  • Hazardous materials table
  • Exceptions and exemptions
  • Environmental samples and equipment
  • Shipping papers
  • Training requirements.

This course is intended to be completed at your own pace. Although not required, we suggest taking the modules in the order they are presented.

At the end of each module you will find a link to the exam for that module. Each user is required to complete the exam for each module to demonstrate participation in the course. Each exam is a series of multiple-choice questions. After selecting your answers for all questions in the exam, you must click the submit button to score the exam and record your results. You may take an exam as many times as you wish. While there is no passing score requirement for this course, we suggest you use the exams to assess your understanding of the regulations.

course quick facts
course code DED2103
cost $175.00
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Linda R. Taylor, PE Ms. is the Coordinator of Environmental Training and Technical Assistance programs at North Carolina State University's IES. Ms. Taylor has over 10 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and has taught numerous seminars on environmental, health, and safety topics. Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.