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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (Intermediate)

EPA Institute


The online Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (Intermediate) training course has been created to enable its students with an in-depth knowledge of hazardous waste regulations with an emphasis on generator compliance, site investigation & remediation, permitting, enforcement, and liability.

Throughout the course of this Intermediate online RCRA training requirements program, students will cover a number of topics related to the history and overview of hazardous waste management laws and regulations as well as complying with the myriad of hazardous waste regulations, such as how to:

  • Recognize hazardous wastes
  • How to manage waste correctly on site
  • How to properly select
  • Label and mark waste containers
  • How to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities
  • How to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement

This online RCRA class is based on the examination of the many aspects that are involved with regulating toxic and hazardous substances, the major federal legislation regarding the management and disposal of hazardous wastes, and the clean-up of disposal sites (toxic waste dumps) contaminated by hazardous substances.

Specifically, this online Resource Conservation and Recovery Act course will address disposal and clean-up issues as they effect state restrictions on interstate and international transportation o hazardous wastes, criminal and civil liabilities for illegal activities, and insurance coverage for clean-up liability. This course includes 0.8 CEU credits.


The main objective of this online RCRA course is the enable students with the skills and knowledge that is needed for:

  1. Define hazardous material and hazardous waste Identify federal, state, and local regulations pertinent to hazardous waste management
  2. Explain majors topics covered by RCRA
  3. Discuss regulatory impacts on hazardous waste management
  4. Describe regulatory requirements for hazardous material/waste handling & sampling procedures
  5. Apply relevant regulations to given scenarios
  6. Recognize that proper hazardous waste management is required by federal and state regulations
  7. Describe waste minimization principles and how to apply them when planning a project
  8. Determine if waste is hazardous and, if so, in what respect
  9. Maintain proper hazardous waste container and storage requirements, including:

    • Labeling
    • Closure
    • Compatibility
    • Secondary containment
    • Maximum amounts
    • Maximum storage periods

  10. Properly transfer hazardous waste from satellite accumulation area (SAA) to < 90 days storage area, or request pickup using on-line procedure
  11. Learn the basic requirements for Transportation of Hazardous wastes including the requirements from DOT or USEPA
  12. Demonstrate knowledge and requirements pertaining to Temporary Storage Disposal facility (TSDF).

  13. Assessment

    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-EPA9
cost $149.99
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials

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.