Hazardous Waste Management Online Training Course

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is pleased to offer 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, please use the following link:


This link will send you to a UCONN CLEAR web page that provides a detailed description of the course.  To register for the online course, click on the "REGISTRATION" link near the bottom of the web page, which will take you to a list of courses.  Look for "Hazardous Waste Management Training Course" in the list of courses.  Click on the green button to register.  Once you have registered, you will remain registered for a year.

Good luck and enjoy the course!

If you need technical support, you may contact Jean Madden-Hennessey at The University of Connecticut, our partner in hosting this course.

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

Content last updated July 7, 2022