Next Georgia Certified Landfill Operator Training: January 2023
Please read below if your certification expired in July 2020 or anytime in 2021:
Georgia Landfill Operator CERTIFICATION
Those seeking to be certified as a landfill operator in the State of Georgia must attend a 30-hour training program (over four days) which is offered through the combined efforts of the SWANA-Georgia Chapter, the Department of Natural Resources/Environmental Protection Division (DNR/EPD), and the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Prospective operators must register for the course AND complete an application for certification, which should they should bring on day one of the course.
Training for 2022 will be held:
January 25-January 28
July 26-July 29
For More Information Contact:
The Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Suite 298
Athens, Georgia 30602-3603
Georgia Landfill Operator RECERTIFICATION
It is the responsibility of the individual operator to maintain current certification and/or to seek recertification in a timely manner -- including maintenance of his or her own continuing education records and submission of the proper forms/fees for recertification to the SWANA-Georgia Chapter.
Acceptable methods of satisfying recertification requirements include the following two options:
The operator must retake the Georgia Landfill Operator Certification Training Course at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. See information to the left on how to register for upcoming course(s). Participants must pay the current course fee upon registering. Retaking the exam will not be required IF the operator’s 5-year certification has not expired. An individual application for recertification (as covered in OPTION #2) is not required (nor is the $50 recertification fee) if the Georgia Landfill Operator Certification Course is the means of satisfying recertification.
The operator must complete 30 or more hours of approved continuing education courses in areas related to landfill operation each 5-year period following his or her original date of certification or recertification. A fee of $50 is to be remitted prior to the issuance of the recertification certificate, along with an application for recertification. This fee is payable to SWANA-Georgia. Individual applications for recertification, including payment, should be made at least 30 days prior to certification expiration date.
Click below for the recertification application.
CONTINUING EDUCATION Opportunities
Looking to earn some more continuing education hours toward recertification?
Plan to attend the SWANA-Georgia Spring or Fall Conference, both of which usually offer the possibility of earning 8-10 continuing education hours.
Click here for more information.
Additionally, hours earned via attendance at the Georgia Recycling Coalition's conferences can also be applied toward your Georgia Landfill Operator Recertification. (GRC hours can only count toward 10 of your total 30.)
Click here to check out GRC's opportunities.
Finally, check out the links below for additional training opportunities -- in person, and online.