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Spill Prevention, Control, And Countermeasure Plan

EPA Institute


The online spill prevention and containment training program has been created to aid individuals in developing their understanding of various components of the Spill Preventions, Control and Countermeasure Act.

While in this online Spill Preventions, Control and Countermeasure Act class, Individuals will work to develop their knowledge of the basic requirements of the SPCC and the EPA, emergency response in the event of a release, and preventing discharges of petroleum products from reaching navigable waters of the United States.

Since SPCC Plans are required by the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990, this is an ideal online class for those individuals who are looking for a flexible overview of spill and leak prevention measures as well as a method of learning the process of training employees to minimize chances of accidental discharge.

Topics that are covered in this online SPCC training class, include:

  1. Employees should be trained in the safe handling of fuel, the operation of equipment, and be aware of the requirement and purpose of the SPCC Plan.
  2. Facility management is responsible for properly instructing personnel in the operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent discharge or oil to navigable waters of the United States.
This course includes 0.2 CEU credits.


While in this online SPCC course, students will learn about:

  • Federal, state and local regulations regarding SPCC compliance
  • Regulatory History and program background
  • Operational requirements such as drainage and inspection
  • Elements of an SPCC Plan
  • The essential elements of SPCC plans
  • The facts on SPCC plans, including inspection and testing considerations


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-EPA17
cost $79.99
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.