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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

EPA Institute


During the course of this online RCRA training program, students will work with a number of experts to develop a better understanding of the various major components of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as it exists today.

This course is considered to be an introductory RCRA hazardous waste course, which guides students in developing their understanding of the regulations that are important to waste generators, such as:

  • Identifying hazardous waste
  • Determining generator status
  • Complying with accumulation requirements
  • Manifesting waste off site
  • Land disposal restrictions treatment standards
  • Special regulations for recyclables, used oil, military munitions, and universal waste.

Also discussed in this advanced RCRA enforcement training course are the many regulations that pertain to the treatment, storage, and disposal facilities such as the permitting process; treatment, storage, and disposal facility standards, and RCRA corrective action requirements.

While in this online Resource Conservation and Recovery Act training course, personnel will work to develop their understanding of the regulatory requirements of the RCRA as well as the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA), which applies to the generation, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.

Other topics that are addressed in this online RCRA course include:

  • Waste classification
  • Land disposal restrictions
  • Generator requirements
  • Manifesting requirements
  • DOT requirements such as proper shipping names, packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding
  • Radioactive waste
  • Household waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Underground storage tanks
  • TSDF permitting process
  • TSDF closure plans.

This course includes 0.2 CEU Credits.


This online Resource Conservation and Recovery Act course identifies the objectives that students are expected to learn from this course are:

  • Familiarity with RCRA and why it is required.
  • Know the relationship of RCRA and CERCLA
  • Recognize that proper hazardous waste
  • Management is required by federal and state regulations.
  • Know the key program and provisions of RCRA.
  • Determine if waste is hazardous and, if so, in what respect.
  • Know the characteristics of wastes.


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-EPA8
cost $74.99
estimated time to
complete course
2 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.