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Hazardous Waste Management Online Training Course

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is pleased to present a free online training course to assist businesses in meeting the initial and annual training requirements for hazardous waste generators under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). It is designed as a general overview of the regulatory requirements for handling hazardous waste and is targeted to hazardous waste handlers, managers and supervisors responsible for knowing the law and to assist them in complying with it.

If you score 80% or more correct on the final course assessment, you have satisfactorily completed the course and you may print a certificate. Your facility RCRA Compliance Manager should validate the certificate by signing it and then placing it on file at your facility.

The course IS NOT intended to satisfy all of your RCRA hazardous waste training requirements. Additional training, including on-the-job training, with specific information about the actual chemical waste, handling equipment and procedures, emergency procedures, employee job duties, and other circumstances specific to the individual facility should also be completed. You should contact your supervisor, site safety compliance manager or site environmental manager to determine what additional training you will need to ensure that you handle your hazardous waste in compliance with all safety and legal requirements.

To gain access to the course:

  • If you are NEW to the course (have not visited the course in 60 days), complete the online Course Request Form. Shortly after your submission, you will be emailed login details from the CT Education Academy, the State’s workforce training platform, where you will access the course.
  • If you are RETURNING to the course, login using the credentials provided from the CT Education Academy.

Good luck and enjoy the course!

If you need technical support, you may contact the CT Education Academy Support Team at the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC), our partner in developing this course.

For questions or comments regarding the course, please send an email to or you may contact Joseph Schiavone at (860) 424-3206.

Content last updated July 17, 2020