In Minnesota, operators and inspectors of waste disposal facilities must be certified. The MPCA administers the certification program and provides workshops and conferences to help you stay up-to-date on your certification.
Type II and Type III Certification Class applicants who intend to take the Certification Exam on the second day of training will need to complete this application form and submit it with their registration.
Questions? Contact Diane Belanger at 651-757-2072.
These courses provide you with the tools to obtain your certification as required by Minn. R. ch. 7048. Training covers basic math, science, public health issues, rules & regulations, waste screening, asbestos, stormwater requirements, landfill design, facility operations and closure/post closure.
Type II certification training
This two-day course (with exam) is for professionals pursuing careers in municipal solid waste management. (Nine contact hours)
The exam is required to be a certified Type II facility operator. Certification is good for three years
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent or equivalent experience
- Complete at least 15 contact hours of training within three years prior to your application
- Have at least six months of work experience as a Type II facility operator
Type III certification training
This two-day course (with exam) is for professionals pursuing careers in demolition waste/industrial waste landfill management. (Nine contact hours)
The exam is required to be a certified Type III facility operator. Certification is good for three years.
Requirements before taking an examination:
- Complete at least (4) contact hours of training within three years prior to the date of application
Solid waste refresher training
This one-day refresher helps Type II or Type III operators toward their certification renewal hours. Half of the day is spent in the classroom followed by a facility tour in the afternoon.
Accreditation of training
Process for approval of outside training for contact hours.
Renew your certification
Use this form to renew your certification.
In order to renew your certification, you will need to complete:
- Type II - (18) contact hours over three years
- Type III - (6) contact hours over three years
Information about solid waste certification, or certification renewal requirements can be directed to the solid waste training coordinator: Zoe McManama, 651-757-2842.